Incumbent Cohoes mayor loses primary
June 25, 2019 11:51 PM
COHOES - It looks like incumbent Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse has lost the Democratic primary in his bid for a second term.
The numbers on Tuesday evening showed former New York State Police Major Bill Keeler beating Morse.
Here are the official results from the Board of Elections:
Keeler 34.89 percent 972
Morse 31.19 percent 869
Napier 21.46 percent 598
Frangie 11.23 percent 313
About 300 absentee ballots still need to be counted.
Morse has faced a lot of controversy in his first term. His stories have been well documented from allegations of domestic violence and investigations by the state police and FBI, to local and state leaders, including the governor, calling for him to step down.
Morse has also been on the front lines of public safety and is a former county legislator and firefighter.
Two other people also challenged Morse in the primary – former City Treasurer Peter Frangie and City Councilman Steve Napier.
Updated: June 25, 2019 11:51 PM
Created: June 25, 2019 07:38 AM
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