Updated: 11/06/2013 10:33 AM
Created: 11/06/2013 9:53 AM WNYT.com
By: Jessica Riley
ALBANY - There were a lot of curious glances at the tote board last night in Albany's 5th Ward.
Mark Robinson was the only candidate on the ballot after winning a close primary, but there were still doubters.
Robinson once ran a notorious marijuana selling ring and spent 6 years in prison.
A write-in campaign was launched by Sam Coleman who also did 6 months in a shock incarceration camp on drug charges.
But Robinson appears to be the winner, assuming there aren't a multitude of paper ballots still out there.
Robinson says he has reformed and now concentrates on turning around the community he'll represent on the city council: west hill.
"My community, they showed, and I love you all, I could not do it without you. You came out at the eleventh hour and you spoke your voice. Mark Robinson is your choice, I love you, and would not let you down,” says Robinson
Robinson declined to talk about his past Tuesday night saying his life now is all about moving forward.