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Former Schenectady Mayor Karen Johnson dies

June 10, 2019 04:33 PM

SCHENECTADY - Former Schenectady Mayor Karen Johnson has died.

Johnson made history in 1984 as the first woman elected Schenectady mayor. She served until 1991.

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Current Mayor Gary McCarthy released the following statement:

"Our hearts are heavy today as we learn of the passing of Karen Johnson. Karen was a monumental leader in our community. She was a role model, a champion of the arts and education, and a true public servant whose impact, passion, and kindness continue to radiate through Schenectady each and every day. I am forever grateful to have had Karen as a mentor and as a friend. She will be greatly missed."

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