Esslie-Frenia Law June 2023 Leaderboard

Election results too close to call


By Melanie Lekocevic

Capital Region Independent Media

COEYMANS — With the exception of Coeymans’ representative on the Albany County Legislature, town election results are too close to call on election night.

Returns from all election districts were reported by the Albany County Board of Elections on Tuesday, and results are unofficial. Absentee ballots must still be counted so results can change.

As of Tuesday night, incumbent Albany County Legislator Zachary Collins appears to have won re-election with 68.2% of the vote, with challenger Kristen Geoghegan getting 31.6%.

But the races for town supervisor and town council members are too close to call.

On Tuesday night, Democratic challenger Stephen Donnelly was ahead with 870 votes, or 50.79% of the vote, to incumbent Republican George McHugh’s 841 votes, or 49.10%.

The results for the two open town council seats are also too close to call. Democrat Michael Stott is presently the highest vote getter with 882 votes, or 25.98% of the vote, with Democrat Ronald Hotaling receiving the second-highest number of votes with 875, or 25.77%.

Republican incumbents Town Councilman Brandon LeFevre received 828 votes, or 24.39%, and Town Councilwoman Marisa Tutay received 808 votes, or 23.80%.

All results are unofficial at this time.

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