2017 Albany mayoral election
|Elections in New York State|
The 2017 mayoral election in Albany, New York, was held on November 7, 2017, and resulted in the incumbent Kathy Sheehan, a member of the Democratic Party, being re-elected to a second term over Conservative Party candidate Joseph Sullivan, Green Party candidate Bryan Jimenez, and Independence Party candidate Frank Commisso Jr.
Sheehan won the Democratic primary election with less than 50 percent of the vote. Frank Commisso Jr., a member of the Albany Common Council; and Carolyn McLaughlin, the president of the Common Council, also ran.
General election campaign
Commisso ran again in the general election as the candidate of the Independence Party. He criticized Sheehan over her handling of the city's finances and on the issue of tax breaks. Sheehan responded to Commisso's criticism through television advertisements, which were funded by a $387,000 loan from Sheehan to her campaign.
|Working Families||Kathy Sheehan||994||6.08|
|Women's Equality||Kathy Sheehan||279||1.71|
|Independence (N.Y.)||Frank Commisso Jr.||3,687||22.54|
|Conservative||Joseph P. Sullivan||709||4.22|
- 2017 United States elections
- List of mayors of Albany, New York
- History of Albany, New York (1983–present)
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