Amsterdam Alderman Russo Dies Hours After Being Re-Elected


Here’s a touching post-script from Tuesday's election. 

In Amsterdam, voters overwhelmingly re-elected Ed Russo as the city's First Ward Alderman. 

Hours later, the 65-year-old Russo lost his battle with cancer. 

His wife, Kim Wallace-Russo, says the votes were a testament to the level of love and respect her husband commanded.

“It makes me feel really good, it makes me feel like they knew how dedicated he was, and that was a tribute to him.”

Russo served as First Ward Alderman in Amsterdam for the last 4 years. 

The city's Republicans will now nominate a replacement, who will serve until next year's general election.

Photo: Official Portrait

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