Alumna Elected First Female Mayor of Albany, N.Y.

Instead of asking questions of the mayor, this 1985 alumna finds herself on the other side, answering questions as the mayor.

Kathy Sheehan, who graduated from the broadcast sequence, was recently elected mayor of Albany, N. Y.

Sheehan replaces incumbent Mayor Jerry Jennings, who had served in the post nearly 20 years. She collected more than 83 percent of the votes.

With her victory, Sheehan also becomes the first female mayor in the capital city of New York state, which according to census figures has a population of nearly 98,000.

Prior to her election, Sheehan was Albany’s treasurer. She earned a law degree from Albany Law School in 1994.


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