Population 2010

304,204

Population 2020

314,848

Registered Voters

549,935

Republicans

37,915

Democrat

99,353

Minor Party

4,858

No Party

54,649

Municipalities

Albany98,425.000000
Altamont1,735.000000
Berne2,820.000000
Bethlehem34,709.000000
Town of Colonie7,888.000000
Village of Colonie83,194.000000
Cohoes16,411.000000
Coeymans7,418.000000
Green Island2,613.000000
Guilderland35,693.000000
Knox2,754.000000
Menands3,998.000000
New Scotland8,758.000000
Ravena3,275.000000
Rensselaerville1,808.000000
Voorheesville2,822.000000
Watervliet10,207.000000
Westerlo3,382.000000

Superintendent of Schools

Treasurer / Tax Collector

County Commission

Carolyn McLaughlinDistrict 1
Merton D. SimpsonDistrict 2
Wanda F. WillinghamDistrict 3
Norma J. ChapmanDistrict 4
Matthew T. PeterDistrict 5
Samuel I. FeinDistrict 6
Beroro T. EfekoroDistrict 7
Lynne LekakisDistrict 8
Andrew JoyceDistrict 9, Chairman
Gary W. DomalewiczDistrict 10
Frank J. CommissoDistrict 11
William M. ClayDistrict 12
Raymond F. JoyceDistrict 13
Alison McLean LaneDistrict 14
Robert J. BestonDistrict 15
Sean E. WardDistrict 16
Bill RicardDistrict 17
Gilbert F. EthierDistrict 18
Todd A. DrakeDistrict 19
David B. MayoDistrict 20
Jennifer A. WhalenDistrict 21
Peter B. TunnyDistrict 22
Paul J. BurgdorfDistrict 23
Nathan L. BruschiDistrict 24
Joseph E. O'BrienDistrict 25
Patrice LockartDistrict 26
Frank A. MaurielloDistrict 27
Dennis A. FeeneyDistrict 28
Mark E. GrimmDistrict 29
Dustin M. ReidyDistrict 30
Jeff S. PerleeDistrict 31
Mickey ClearyDistrict 32
William ReinhardtDistrict 33
Joanne CunninghamDistrict 34
Jeffrey D. KuhnDistrict 35
Matthew J. MillerDistrict 36
Zach CollinsDistrict 37
Victoria PlotskyDistrict 38
Christopher H. SmithDistrict 39

School Board

Vickie SmithPresident
Anne SavageVice President
Sridar Chittur, Ph.D.Secretary
Hassan I. ElminyawiBoard Member
Ellen KrejciBoard Member
Damarise MannBoard Member
Tabetha WilsonBoard Member

Brief Political History

For most of its history, Albany County has predominantly backed Democratic Party presidential candidates. In only three elections since 1924 has a Republican Party candidate carried the county in a presidential election, the most recent being Richard Nixon in 1972. The Democratic Party dominance has become more pronounced in recent years, with George H. W. Bush in 1988 the most recent Republican candidate to win even forty percent of the county's vote.

Albany County was governed by a board of supervisors until 1968. The board consisted of the town supervisors of each town in the county, as well as county supervisors elected from the wards of each city in the county. In the later years of its existence, the board used a system of weighted voting to comply with recently enacted federal and state proportional representation requirements. On January 1, 1976, Albany County government was changed by a new charter establishing a county executive elected at-large, in addition to the 39-seat county legislature. Each of the 39 legislators are elected from single-member districts. As of 2022, the county council has 30 Democrats, 9 Republicans.

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