Kathy Sheehan

Capital Region News
12:48 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

After Death Of Man In Custody, Sheehan Urges Patience During Investigation

Authorities say they're investigating the death of a 39-year-old man who had fought with police officers after being stopped on an Albany street.

Department spokesman Steven Smith says officers on patrol encountered the man around 12:30 a.m. Thursday in the area of Lark Street. Smith says while the officers talked to the man, he became aggressive and fought with them.

Smith says the officers used a stun gun on the man but it appeared to have little effect on him. The man fled on foot but was soon caught and placed in custody.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

New York Mayors Testify In Albany

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan testifies in Albany.
Credit Patricia Fahy's Twitter feed

Mayors from around New York testified before the state legislative fiscal committees on Monday. In what’s traditionally known as Tin Cup day, many asked for more money, while others asked for authorization to collect more money from their citizens.

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Capital Region News
3:18 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Albany Bids Jennings Farewell

Mayor Jerry Jennings emerges from City Hall, addresses and hugs folks in the crowd, including Mayor-elect Kathy Sheehan, before being driven off in a black SUV.
Credit WAMC composite image by Dave Lucas

A formal ceremony was held today in downtown Albany to bid farewell to the man who has led the capital city for two decades.

Citizens, politicians, police and public service workers gathered in and around Albany city hall to say goodbye to Jerry Jennings - the colorful, outgoing Mayor who shepherded the capital city for the past twenty years.

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2:55 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Sheehan Unanimously Elected New CDTC Chair

Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Albany Mayor-elect Kathy Sheehan has been elected as the next chair for the Capital District Transportation Committee.

The CDTC handles federal transportation funding and programming for Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady counties. The agency nominated Sheehan last month and unanimously elected her as chairperson at the CDTC’s Policy Committee meeting on Dec. 5th.

The Committee meets regularly to develop the region’s Transportation Improvement Program and New Visions long-range transportation plan.

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3:38 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

The Mayor Goes To Harvard

Credit Kathy Sheehan

Harvard University hosted a number of the nation’s newly elected mayors this week. The gathering was organized to give the mayors-elect a head start on their new jobs, with seminars and speeches about the many issues and challenges they will face at city hall. Among those in Cambridge this week, Albany Mayor-elect Democrat Kathy Sheehan, who spoke with WAMC News.

New York News
5:03 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Mayor-Elect, City Leaders Call For Verizon FIOS In Albany


  The city of Albany has FIOS-envy.

"When you think about the opportunity that is presented by FIOS, by this phenomenal product that’s been developed by Verizon," Albany Mayor-Elect Kathy Sheehan says. "And you look at where Albany is at this point in history, we are really poised to be an ideal place for Verizon to make this investment."

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Vox Pop
1:30 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Vox Pop : Women in Politics : 11/19/13

Credit Kathy Sheehan

Albany Mayor-elect Kathy Sheehan joins Alan Chartock on the Vox Pop today to talk about women in politics.

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New York News
12:07 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Ellis Pledges Support To Sheehan In Albany Mayor's Race

Credit Composite image by Dave Lucas/WAMC

  Corey Ellis’s Central Avenue headquarters were relatively quiet Tuesday night as election returns came in. Volunteers worked diligently, despite polls predicting an inevitable loss. They called polls all over the city, practically whispering, as President Obama’s address played on a television in the background.

There was a palpable disappointment in the air when Ellis’s opponent, City Treasurer Kathy Sheehan, declared victory from across town. But as soon as Ellis arrived at his HQ after calling Sheehan to concede, the mood lightened.

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The Roundtable
10:50 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko

  Albany is about to elect a new mayor.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that city treasurer Kathy Sheehan has his vote.

6:39 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Sheehan Clinches Democratic Mayoral Endorsement

Credit Kathy Sheehan

The race to replace Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings is stirring controversy in the city of Albany, New York. At a meeting Wednesday night, the Albany County Democratic Committee endorsed current City Treasurer Kathy Sheehan for mayor.

Sheehan said that she was honored to be the party’s nominee and thanked the committee and the community for their support.

However, Sheehan’s endorsement was not met with unanimous approval and prompted some verbal sparring at the meeting.

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