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Independence line goes to Cunningham

Bethlehem Town supervisor Jack Cunningham notched the Independence Party line in his effort to defeat Republican/Conservative candidate Jim Grady this November.

Unofficial results show Cunningham winning the Independence line with a total of 209 votes to Grady's 151 votes.

I appreciate everybody's hard work, said Cunningham as the results came in to the Nathaniel Blanchard American Legion Hall on Tuesday evening.

"I'm very excited and it's now on to November and victory there," said Cunningham over the shouts of "Keep Cunningham" from his supporters.

Cunningham was appointed to the Town seat in April following Terri's Egan's resignation. Egan took a job with the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

Bethlehem voters chose Patricia Slavik over Michael Conners II in the Democratic primary race for Albany County Comptroller, however preliminary countywide returns show that race to be a close one with Conners leading.

In the Democratic primary race for 36th district Albany County legislator, early returns show incumbent Howard Shafer leading Leo Dorsey Jr. in Bethlehem. Part of the 36th district is also in Coeymans.

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