Sheehan's opponents concede in Democratic mayoral primary

September 12, 2017 11:39 PM

In the moments leading up to the election results, things were tense and anxious at the Jefferson Street campaign headquarters for Common Council Member Frank Commisso Jr.


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The scene at the campaign headquarters for Common Council President Carolyn McLaughlin was equally tense.


Mayor Kathy Sheehan received 50 percent of the votes, Commisso received less than 32 percent and McLaughlin received just over 15 percent.


NewsChannel 13 tried unsuccessfully to talk to Commisso after the results came in.


McLaughlin addressed reporters as well as supporters at her campaign headquarters on South Pearl Street after the results became known.


In her concession speech, McLaughlin congratulated Mayor Sheehan on winning a second term and thanked both of her opponents for the opportunity to participate in the democratic process.


She also encouraged her supporters to continue their efforts to make Albany a better place.


WNYT Staff

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