Following a close race, the results of this month’s primary were made known after a count of the absentee ballot at the Albany County Board of Elections.
Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy earned the Democratic primary seat against challenger Dan Egan Thursday, Sept. 10. In a county with an overwhelming population of Democrats, this win likely means McCoy will go on to win a second term in office.
Following a series of close races, a few of the town’s primary elections will be determined after a count of absentee ballots later in the week.
Primary election night coverage 2015
With September finally here, a number of Bethlehem Democrats are being challenged in primaries this political season. Primary Day is slightly different this year, and will take place on Thursday, Sept. 10, from noon to 9 p.m.
After Fox newscaster Megyn Kelly called out real-estate mogul and Republican front-runner Donald Trump for his past derogatory comments about women, the ensuing scandal became the biggest topic to come out of the debate.
For the first time in many years, candidates will be vying for several open Town Board seats. After Republicans sent no candidates forward for the past election, two new Republicans have stepped forward for this election season.
Dems cite increased transparency and solid financial footing
As the town’s Republicans work to earn a seat at the table by discussing what should be done differently in the coming year, Democrats are touting the current administration’s accomplishments.
Party’s platform focuses on restoring town services
With younger, fresh-faced candidates, members of the town’s Republican party are hoping 2015 is their year.
All but one race will be contested in November
The town’s political parties have finalized their endorsements for 2015, after making initial announcements earlier in the season.
Report completed on efficiency plan, help save funds
Local government officials recently announced the completion of an efficiency plan spanning throughout Albany County that proposes collaboration between local governments in order to both help taxpayers and save millions annually.
Proposal to hack number of seats voted down 21 to 18
The Albany County Legislature won’t be downsized any time soon.
This is the third in a series of Bethlehem Central School District Board of Education profiles.
This is the second in a series of Bethlehem Central School District Board of Education candidate profiles.
VanLuven in race for town board; county legislature nods pending
One week after the town’s Republican party announced its candidates for the upcoming 2015 elections, the Democratic party did the same, but the backing for some county legislature seats will have to wait.
- Watch Cuomo's 2015 State of the State address
- State of the Fiscal Condition of Albany County [video]
- Proposed pet sellers and breeders local law
- NYS YMCAs to hold advocacy day at Capitol on May 7
- State Police arrest 59 protestors at Capitol 1 comment
- Telephonic 'town hall' on economic development set for Feb. 28
- Watch the NYSOS14 address; Cuomo transcript and presentation
- [STORIFY] Cuomo's 2014 State of the State
- New Scotland 2014 Adopted Budget
- 2014 Albany County Executive Budget
- Bethlehem Debate: Town Clerk, Town Justice, Highway Superintendent
- Bethlehem: Town Board
- Bethlehem Debate: Supervisor
- Bethlehem Primary Debate Highway Superintendant
- Bethlehem Primarary Debate - Town Justice
- NY2A Capitol Rally
- Bethlehem Town Board debate--Part 2
- Bethlehem Town Board debate--Part 1
- Touring the 'trains to nowhere'
- Bethlehem State of the Town