Katherine Sheehan '94 is the City of Albany's newest mayor, and Lovely Warren '03 won the mayoral race in Rochester. Both women are the first female mayors of their cities.
Sheehan, a member of Albany Law School’s Board of Trustees, was most recently Albany’s treasurer. She formerly served on the Dean’s Advisory Council 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 undergraduate degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University.
Warren most recently served as Rochester’s City Council president. While at Albany Law, she was a summer law clerk to then New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and a summer judicial clerk to the Honorable Teresa Johnson, presiding judge of the Rochester City Court.
As the Times Union wrote after the primary election, 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.”
Many other Albany Law alumni won races on Election Day.