ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Albany elected its first new mayor in 20 years as Democrat City Treasurer Kathy Sheehan beat Republican Jesse Calhoun to fill a post occupied by the same man for two decades.
It was one of several notable mayoral contests in New York on Tuesday.
In Rochester, the city elected its first female mayor by making current City Council President Lovely Warren the next mayor. She scored an upset victory over Mayor Thomas Richards in a Democratic primary in September.
In Binghamton, Republican Rich David narrowly defeated Democrat Teri Rennia to win the open mayoral seat. And Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner won a second term in a year she gained statewide attention for criticism aimed at fellow Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown won a third term.