TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Only a day after counting started on the absentee ballots for the race for Rensselaer County Government, Democratic Candidate Andrea Smyth has conceded.
Republican Steve McLaughlin thanked Smyth for a tough-fought and aggressive race.
McLaughlin initially gained election night time by about 950 votes. Smyth was holding out hope that the race might hinge on these absentee ballots.
McLaughlin says that whereas in the present day ends the marketing campaign, tomorrow begins the work of constructing a greater Rensselaer County.