SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Meg Kelly will move up one spot in Saratoga Springs' government.
Kelly, the current deputy mayor, won election to the mayor's office Tuesday night. She defeated Republican challenger Mark Baker with 54 percent of the vote to Baker's 46 percent.
Kelly will take over for Joanne Yepsen, who has served as mayor since 2013. Kelly thanked Yepsen in her acceptance speech Tuesday night.
"I will make Saratoga the best that I can," Kelly said. "I will work hard for this city that I love."
Kelly led her Republican opponent, Mark Baker, by more than 700 votes before absentee ballots were counted late Tuesday night. The longtime President of the Saratoga Springs City Center conceded the race shortly before 11 p.m.
As she watched the results trickle in throughout the evening, Kelly was flanked by friends and family, including her daughter Egan Mills, who recently celebrated her 18th birthday.
For a native Saratogian, Kelly's election to City Hall was a moment for her whole family to celebrate.
"I've always said if she puts her mind to something, she's going to get it done," Mills said, "and I had no doubt in my mind she was going to get it done, so I'm so unbelievably proud of her."