Pierce wins Troy’s Third Ward seat

TROY — Samuel J. Pierce will fill the Third Ward seat on Troy City Council being vacated by John Schewser, who announced he wouldn’t run for another term after serving seven consecutive terms.

According to unofficial results, Pierce received 161 votes, or 69.10 percent, while Joseph Girolamo received 72 votes or 30.90 percent.

Pierce will take office in 2022 due to no party opposition in the November General Election.

On Wednesday, Pierce said,” I want to thank my wife and children, friends and family for supporting me on this amazing journey. Thank you to all the people in the Third Ward in Troy. When we started this process, we had not anticipated the strength of support that we would receive.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to represent the residents of the Third Ward and serve the people of Troy.”