Upcoming Albany Elections

2013 is going to be a pivotal election year in Albany. This year 20 public offices representing the City of Albany are up for election. Below is a comprehensive list of the positions and officials in the upcoming primary and general elections. Also included is some information on voter registration and election dates 
2013 Albany City Public Offices
Last updated June 6, 2013
* indicates incumbent candidates
Mayor
Party
Endorsements
Notes
Kathy Sheehan
Dem
WFP, Ind
Current city treasurer, endorsed by Albany County Democratic Committee
Corey Ellis
Dem

11th Ward Democratic leader, former 3rd Ward councilman
Marlon Anderson
Dem


Jesse Calhoun
Rep


Joseph Sullivan
Con


Alexander Portelli
NR
Lib


Treasuer
Party
Endorsements
Notes
Gary Domalewicz
Dem

Endorsed by the Albany County Democratic Committee
Darius Shahinar
Dem
Ind, WFP


Board of Education Member
Party
Endorsements
Notes
Sue Adler*


elected 2010, term expires 12/31/13
Edith Leet*


elected 2011, term expires 12/31/13

Ward
Name
Party
Endorsements
Notes
1
Dorcey Applyrs
Dem
WFP
Endorsed by outgoing incumbent Dominick Calsolaro.
1
Andres Rivera
Dem

Endorsed by Ward Leader Regina Goodbee
1
Scott Mannarino
Dem
Con
Ran in 2009, as well.
2
Lester Freeman*
Dem
Ind, Con
Elected in 2009.
2
Vivian Kornegay
Dem
WFP

3
Ron Bailey*
Dem
Ind, Con
Elected in 2009.
3
Lisa Feaster
Dem

Ran in 2009, as well.
4
Kelly Kimbrough
Dem
WFP
Endorsed by outgoing incumbent Barbara Smith.
4
Clifton Dixon
Dem
Ind
Currently 4th Ward Democratic leader, endorsed by the 4th Ward Democratic Committee
5
Jackie Jenkins-Cox*
Dem

Elected in 2009.
5
Sam Coleman
Dem


6
Richard Conti*
Dem
WFP
First elected in 1997, currently serving as council president pro tempore
6
Theresa Grafflin
Dem
Ind, Con
Writes the Albany Citizen One/New York Citizen One blog.
7
Cathy Fahey*
Dem
WFP
Elected in 2005, endorsed by the 7th Ward Democratic Committee
7
Tim Carney
Dem
Ind, Con

7
Luke Slayton
Rep


8
Jack Flynn
Dem
Con
Deputy ward leader, endorsed by 8th Ward Democratic Committee
8
Lenny Ricchiuti
Dem

Has filed paperwork w/ state BOE to form campaign committee, ran for council president in 2010
8
James Miller
Dem


9
James Sano*
Dem
Ind, WFP
Appointed in March 2001 and elected later that year.
9
Robert Porter
Rep
Con

10
Leah Golby*
Dem
WFP
Elected in 2009, endorsed by the 10th Ward Democratic Committee
10
Owusu Anane
Dem

Has filed paperwork with the state Board of Elections to form campaign committee
10
Howard Yaeger
Dem
Con

11
Anton Konev*
Dem
Ind (primary)
Elected in 2009, endorsed by the 11th Ward Democratic Committee
11
Judd Krasher
Dem
Ind (primary), WFP

12
Michael O'Brien*
Dem

Elected in 2001.
13
Daniel Herring*
Dem

Elected in a 1996 special election, currently serving as majority leader.
14
Joseph Igoe*
Dem

Elected in 1997.
15
Frank Commisso Jr.*
Dem

Elected in 2009.
Pres.
Carolyn McLaughlin*
Dem
WFP, Ind
Elected citywide in 2009 after 12 years representing the 2nd Ward.

2013 Registration and Voting Information
Primary Election
Registration Deadline:
·         By mail – voter registration applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, August 16th, 2013 and received by the Albany County Board of Elections no later than Wednesday, August 21st, 2013.
·         In person – voter registration applications must be submitted in person and received by the Albany County Board of Elections no later than Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 4:30 pm.
Election Day and Polling Times:
·         Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
·         Polls open at 12:00 pm and close at 9:00 pm

General Election
Registration Deadline:
·         By mail – registration applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, October 11th, 2013 and received by the Albany County Board of Elections no later than Wednesday, October 16th, 2013.
·         In person – voter registration applications must be submitted in person and received by the Albany County Board of Elections no later than Friday, October 11th, 2013 at 4:30 pm.
Election Date and Polling Times:
·         Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
·         Polls open at 6:00 am and close at 9:00 pm

Annual Voter Registration
As mentioned in the “Upcoming Albany Elections” update, 2013 is going to be a big year for voting and being registered makes the difference between having your voice heard and being voiceless. 
For further information on voter registration, please visit the Albany County Board of Elections’ website at http://access.albanycounty.com/voterinfo/