Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse has announced his re-election campaign.

Recently, Morse made headlines after a December incident in which he allegedly choked an 18-year-old at his home. He denied those allegations.

Morse has also faced allegations of physical abuse against his wife and daughter in the past, which prompted some on the city council to call for his resignation.

Morse began his re-election speech with an apology.

"At times I am sure my behavior, my attitude, my words could have been used much better. As a result, I want to take this moment to apologize from the bottom of my heart to anybody I may have hurt, including the amazing citizens of Cohoes, New York," Morse said.

The mayor says he has the support of the public and will run again. 

Common Council member Randy Koniowka is running against Morse, and is a long time critic of the current Mayor.

“Not just the allegations, but how the allegations were responded to," Koniowka said. "We’re all capable of redemption at the end of the day, that’s up to God, his family, whether or not the mayor is redeemed in their eyes and in the voters eyes.”