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2013 Albany mayoral election

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2013 Albany mayoral election

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Nominee Kathy Sheehan Jesse Calhoun
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 13,134 1,025
Percentage 83.49% 6.52%

Mayor before election

Gerald Jennings

Elected Mayor

Kathy Sheehan

The Albany, New York mayoral election of 2013 took place on November 5, 2013. The general election was preceded by the primaries on September 10, 2013. The winner of the election was Democratic candidate Kathy Sheehan.


The 2013 mayoral election was the City of Albany's first open-seat mayoral election since 1993. Incumbent Mayor Gerald Jennings announced on May 14, 2013 that he would not run for a sixth term.[1] Jennings is the second-longest-serving mayor in the history of Albany (Erastus Corning 2nd was the City's longest-tenured mayor).[2]

Democratic primary

On November 17, 2012, Sheehan announced herself as a candidate for mayor.[3] On September 10, 2013, Sheehan defeated Corey Ellis in the Democratic primary.[4] According to official returns released on October 9, Sheehan won the Democratic nomination with 7,468 votes (65.72%) to Ellis's 3,294 votes (28.99%), with 601 write in votes (5.29%) and a few void and blank ballots.[5]

2013 Albany Mayoral Election, Democratic Primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kathy Sheehan 7,468 65.72%
Democratic Corey Ellis 3,294 28.99%
Write-ins 601 5.29%
Total votes 14,431 100%

General election

In addition to Sheehan, who ran on the Democratic, Working Families, and Independence Party lines, Jesse D. Calhoun was the candidate of the Republican Party, Joseph P. Sullivan ran on the Conservative Party line, and Theresa M. Portelli (a former Albany City school board member) ran on the Green Party line.[6]


On November 5, Sheehan won the general election in a landslide, receiving over 83% of the total vote.[7]

2013 Albany mayoral election[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kathy Sheehan 11,884 75.55%
Working Families Kathy Sheehan 826 5.25%
Independence Kathy Sheehan 424 2.70%
Total Kathy Sheehan 13,134 83.49%
Republican Jesse D. Calhoun 1,025 6.52%
Green Theresa M. Portelli 715 4.55%
Conservative Joseph P. Sullivan 681 4.33%
Write-ins 176 1.12%
Total votes 15,731 100%
Democratic hold

See also


  1. ^ Benjamin, Ian (May 15, 2013). "DOCUMENT: Officials react to Jennings' decision not to run for re-election". The Record. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  2. ^ Sanzone, Danielle (May 16, 2019). "Albany Mayor Gerald Jennings' decision to retire was not made lightly". The Saratogian. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  3. ^ Kristen V. Brown (November 19, 2012). "Sheehan announces bid for Albany mayor". Times Union (Albany). Retrieved September 11, 2013.
  4. ^ Danielle Sanzone (September 10, 2013). "Sheehan wins Albany Mayor primary; Shahinfar is the city's next treasurer". The Record (Troy). Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
  5. ^ "OFFICIAL RECANVASS (2013 primary)" (PDF). Albany County Board of Elections. September 25, 2013. p. 14. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 16, 2013. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
  6. ^ "The Voters of the County of Albany: The Following is a complete list of all candidates nominated for office to be voted for at the General Election to be held in the county of Albany, N.Y., on November 5, 2013". Albany County. October 9, 2013. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Election Results". Albany County. November 27, 2013. Retrieved January 22, 2019.

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