Democrat City Treasurer Kathy Sheehan wins the race to replace longtime Albany incumbent Mayor Jerry Jennings, filling a post that has been occupied for two decades.
Sheehan defeated Republican Jesse Calhoun, Green Party candidate Theresa Portelli and Conservative Joseph Sullivan in a landslide.
With Sheehan's victory, Albany will get its first new mayor in 20 years and its first female mayor. Sheehan is a former corporate lawyer who became treasurer in 2010.
Jennings was the third elected mayor since 1941.
Democrat Kathy Sheehan giving her victory speech in the Albany Mayoral Race. pic.twitter.com/zWRyf21HnT— WNYT NewsChannel 13 (@WNYT) November 6, 2013