(NEWS10) – Capital Region voters hit the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballot for Primary Election Day.
One race of note was the democratic race for Albany mayor. Albany Common Council Pres. Carolyn McLaughlin and Common Councilor Frank Commisso Jr. attempted to unseat incumbent Kathy Sheehan, but Sheehan won the vote.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, the final results in the Albany democratic mayoral race are:
Kathy Sheehan: 50 percent
Frank Commisso Jr.: 32 percent
Carolyn McLaughlin: 16 percent
In Rensselaer County, the county executive seat was up for grabs after Kathy Jimino announced she would not seek a new term. State Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin and Deputy Executive Chris Meyer went head-to-head for the position.
The race remained close throughout the night, but McLaughlin declared victory.
With 98 percent of precincts reporting, the results are:
Steve McLaughlin: 53 percent/2,708 votes