Katherine M. Sheehan '94, the City of Albany’s treasurer and a member of Albany Law School’s Board of Trustees, is the city’s Democratic nominee for mayor. Lovely Warren '03, Rochester’s City Council president, is the Democratic nominee for Rochester. Both candidates would be the first female mayors of their cities.
Sheehan formerly served on the Dean’s Advisory Council at Albany Law School and received the law school’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006. While at the law school, Sheehan was a comment editor on the Albany Law Review. She received her B.S. in journalism from Bowling Green State University.
While at Albany Law, Warren served as a summer law clerk to then New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and as a summer judicial clerk to the Honorable Teresa Johnson, Presiding Judge of the Rochester City Court.
As the Times Union wrote this week, under the headline “Albany Law’s honor roll”: “the school’s notable alumni page already includes the likes of President William McKinley (1867), Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson (1912) and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (1982) . . . . But if the results of Tuesday’s primaries hold up in November, it may have to make room for two new boldface names.”