The City of Troy, New York, "Where Henry Hudson Turned Around."

Thursday, January 03, 2008


The Record's Jim Franco gives us his Winners & Losers of 2007.

Among the winners:

Democrats on the Troy City Council: They will have a veto-proof majority for the next two years. Deserving their own nod in the win column are Councilman Ken Zawleski, D-District 5, who defeated incumbent Bob Krogh by a record breaking margin, 1,498 to 704 and Councilman Gary Galuski, D-District 6, who defeated three-term incumbent Carolin Collier. Newcomer Councilman John Brown also won an at- large seat in his first bid for public office.

Richard McNally: The Valley Falls attorney squeaked by Republican Greg Cholakis by 1 percent of the vote and is now the Rensselaer County district attorney.

Among the Losers:

Gov. Eliot Spitzer: From “Day One” the governor has had a tough first year. “Troopergate” all but enveloped state government and while the governor had a popularity rating of more than 70 percent when he took office a year ago that same number of people now don’t think he is telling all he knows about “Troopergate” and think he should testify under oath.

Speaking of Winners, Richard McNally took the oath of office for District Attorney on Tuesday, January 1, 2008. He's the first elected Democrat to hold the office in eighteen years. His first day on the job was yesterday. The big question?

Do You Approve or Disapprove of How Rich McNally is Handling the Office of District Attorney?*

McNally enjoyed a lengthy honeymoon period from 9:15 AM until lunchtime. Then his approval numbers dropped precipitously only to rebound by the close of business on Wednesday.

*222 people were questioned from 9:05 AM to 5:15 PM, January 2, 2008.

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