Albany mayor Sheehan earns Democrat primary win

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan scored a decisive victory in the Democratic primary election.

Sheehan won the city's Democrat vote over challengers Frank Commisso, Jr., and Carolyn McLaughlin, with 50.24 percent of the vote. Commisso garnered 31.67 percent of the vote, and McLaughlin was third with 15.56 percent.

"Now that this primary is over, it's important we come together as Democrats," Sheehan said in proclaiming victory Tuesday night. "All are welcome under this tent.

"What I've talked about as the next most important things that we've got to work on [are] connecting people to jobs in every neighborhood in our city. We need to get those red Xs off those buildings by lifting up the people who live in those neighborhoods."

The results are in line with our recent Spectrum News/Siena College Poll showing Sheehan going into the primary with a sizeable lead over her two opponents at 51 percent.

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