Democrat Andrea Smyth has conceded the race for Rensselaer County Executive to New York state Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin. Behind by nearly a thousand votes on the night of the election, Smyth said she was going to wait for the absentee ballots to be counted.
Like in the Republican primary in September, it will take absentee ballots to decide the next Rensselaer County Executive. Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin has declared victory, but Democrat Andrea Smyth isn’t conceding.
It’s possible three candidates could campaign through November when Rensselaer County residents vote for a new county executive. As WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports, one candidate declared victory in the Republican primary on Tuesday. The other is not conceding yet.