Election results highlights

lever voting machine

The boards of elections for Albany, Saratoga, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties all have results from yesterday's election posted online.

Here's a quick scan of some of the notable results.

All vote totals from county boards of election sites. For citywide races in Albany, results from 99% of machines were posted this morning.

Albany County

Mayor of Albany
Jerry Jennings (D) 63.2%
Corey Ellis (WF) 29.5%
Nathan LeBron (R) 7.3%

City of Albany Treasurer
Kathy Sheehan (D) 77.65%
Mary Ann McGinn (R) 12.8%
Betty Barnette 9.55%

Leif Engstrom (D) didn't have an opponent for the City of Albany auditor job -- so he got 100% of the vote.

City of Albany Common Council President
Carolyn McLaughlin (D) 81.79%
Lenny Ricchiuti (CON) 18.21%
City of Albany Common Council Ward 11
Anton Konev (D) 52.46%
Luke Gucker (WF,GR) 33.83%
Kenneth Barnes (CON) 13.71%

Also: Leah Golby -- who writes the blog Qualities of Life in Albany -- was elected in Ward 10 (she didn't have an opponent in the general election).

Town of Colonie Supervisor
Paula Mahan (D) 53.20%
Michael Hoblock (R) 46.80%

Town of Bethlehem Supervisor
Sam Messina (R, CON) 50.60%
John Cunningham (DEM,I,WF) 49.40%
There were more than 400 absentee ballots sent out for this race, so it's not over yet. [TU]

Town of Guilderland Supervisor
Ken Runion (D) 56.15%
Peter Golden (R) 43.85%

Saratoga County

Saratoga Springs Mayor
Scott Johnson (R) 4,165
Ron Kim (D) 2,837

Saratoga Springs Commissioner of Public Safety
Richard Wirth (R) 3,405
Kevin Connolly (D) 2,978

Saratoga Springs Commissioner of Public Works
Skip Scirocco (R) 4,153
Ed Miller (IND) 1,376

Saratoga Springs Commissioner of Finance
Ken Ivins (R) 3,473
Peter Martin (D) 3,084

Saratoga Springs Commissioner of Account John Franck (D) was unopposed

Clifton Park Supervisor
Phil Barrett 5,220
Bill Casey 2,584

Malta Town Supervisor
Paul Sausville 1,742
Richard Morse 620
Sue Nolan 143

Waterford Town Supervisor
John Lawler 1,208
Craig Burridge 617

Ballston Town Supervisor
Patti Southworth 1,413
Peter Connors 1,254

Milton Town Supervisor
Frank Thompson 1,832
Meg Stevens 1,237

Rensselaer County

Rennselaer County Legislature District 1 (6)
Lou Rosamilia (D) 3743
Peter Ryan, Sr (D) 3573
Mark Fleming (D) 3522
Edward Manny (D) 3415
Peter Grimm (D) 3528
Kathleen Ryan Cassidy (D) 3407
Neil J. Kelleher (R) 3296
John Mainello (R) 2973
Michael Picarillo (R) 2964
James Brearton (R) 2784
Bob Mirch (R) 2672
Catherine Vandenburgh (R) 2544
and six others with no more than a few hundred votes
That means Bob Mirch -- the Republican majority leader in the county legislature -- is out.

Troy Council at Large (3)
Clement W. Campana (D) 3837
John F. Brown (D) 3654
Michael LoPorto (D) 3526
Henry R. Bauer (R) 3086
Stephen F. Miner (R) 2663
Keith J. Rogers (R) 2777

City of Rensselaer Mayor
Daniel Dwyer (D) 1269
Edward Kosinski (R) 885

North Greenbush Supervisor
Josephine Ashworth (D) 1248
Mark Evers, Sr (R) 1,221
Michael Miner (CON) 1,000

Schodack Supervisor
Dennis Dowds 2044
Kristin Shaw 1204
Beth Secor 827
Secor is the incumbent

Schenectady County

Schenectady County Sheriff
Dominic A Dagostino 15,629
Joe Lazzari 14,107

Niskayuna Town Supervisor
Joe Landry 3,177
Donald R Cromer 2,490

Rotterdam Town Supervisor
Francis Del Gallo 3,460
Steven Tommasone 3,255
Brian P McGarry 1,451

Glenville Supervisor
Chris Koetzle 4,595
Frank X Quinn 2,827


Not sure if this is too much to ask - of course the info comes from the TU & other sources, but who were the incumbents in the races? I did see one comment where she lost horribly, but not sure which others ran again & won or lost.

@Kari: All the vote totals are pulled from the county boards of election sites.

We'll try to go through and note who were the incumbents.

I think the results from my race prove that zombies are a very real threat, and that they vote Democrat.

So disappointed in Ward 11.

@Luke and ZK,
Zombie voters are nothing new. For evidence, see Brian Scavo. The real problem will be when we get a zombie Governor...oh wait.

I love that my actual voting machine was pictured....the actual one that I cast my ballots in!!!!!!! WARD 8 DISTRICT 11 IN THE HOUSE! Representin' the NewScotland/Whitehall hood....What I love even more....BOB MIRCH is O-U-T out!!!! ahahahahahahahahahah(hearty laughing at Bob) now he will be even more entertaining as he tries to screw things up from the outside in..boy o boy this is gonna get crazy.

Disappointed that I didn't make the notable reults list ;-(.

Richard Conti

Luke, you ran a good campaign. In the end I did vote for you because I like your braaaain.

Ok, now WHICH of those cities and counties are run with common sense and accountability?


Makes you go hmmmmmm

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