Democrats win big in Saratoga Springs
The Democratic Party had a strong night in the city of Saratoga Springs.
Democrat Ron Kim will become the city’s next mayor, claiming 47% of the vote. He beat out opponent Heidi Owen West, who conceded Tuesday evening. Kim will be the first Asian-American mayor of a city in New York.
Kim also beat out Robin Dalton, the city’s public safety commissioner. Three candidates were vying for Dalton’s position.
With 100% of precincts reporting, Democrat James Montagnino claimed 54% of the vote. He beat out Republican Tracey LaBelle, who took 44% of the vote, and David, Labate for the Working Families Party, who took home 1% of the vote.
Montagnino declared victory on his Facebook page Tuesday night. Throughout his campaign, he said his experience as a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney gave him plenty of preparation for the role.
It appears Democrat Dillon Moran has won the race for the city’s Accounts Commissioner, receiving 45% of the vote. Republican Samantha Guerra received 41% of the vote, with 100% of precincts reporting.
In the race for finance commissioner, it appears Democrat Minita Sanghvi has won with 49% of the vote.
The race for Saratoga Springs Supervisor is tight. With 100% of precincts reporting, Democrat Tara Gaston has 26% of the vote. Republican Matthew Veitch has 25% of the vote.