Albany County Legislature

Mickey Cleary

Incumbent Paul Miller hasn’t decided if he’ll run on the Working Families Party line in November to keep his seat in the county legislature, representing District 32.

GUILDERLAND — In Tuesday’s Democratic primary, the race between Mickey Cleary and incumbent Paul Miller who represents District 32 in the Albany County Legislature is too close to call.

The candidates were asked for their views on paid sick leave, stemming the opioid crisis, suburban poverty, and becoming a nanny county.

The Albany County Paid Sick Leave Act was defeated on Monday night, as one-third of the Democrats in the county legislature joined every Republican in a  21-to-17 vote.

Jeff Perlee

Jeff Perlee, a Republican, and Fran Porter, a Democrat, are neighbors who live in the sliver of Guilderland between Altamont and Knox on Route 156. They are both running to represent the 31st District in the Albany County Legislature, which covers rural western Guilderland; the northeast corner of Berne; and about two-thirds of Knox, on its eastern side.

Two Democrats — Steven D. Wickham and Dustin M. Reidy — will vie in a June primary to get their party’s backing to represent Guilderland’s District 30 in the Albany County Legislature.

The Albany County Legislature passed a bill that would ban “conversion therapy” for minors.

Three Albany County legislators, who are also business owners, have formed a new caucus that will grade legislators based on their votes on measures related to small-businesses.

Speakers before the Albany County Legislature were about evenly divided as business owners and leaders of financially strapped not-for-profits opposed the bill while religious leaders and workers spoke in favor of it.

John Nicholas

Supporters of the “conversion therapy” ban included a social worker, psychiatrist, psychologists, and someone who nearly went through with such “therapy.”

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