After some apparent hestitation, the race for Troy mayor is over.

Independent candidate Rodney Wiltshire conceded late Wednesday night to incumbent Mayor Patrick Madden, after posting a video on Facebook partially blaming his lack of votes on Republican Tom Reale re-entering the race last week after pulling out of the contest back in October.

Madden received 43.9 percent of the vote, while Wiltshire received 37.8 percent, and Reale had 17.6 percent. Wiltshire admitted absentee ballots can't make up the difference, and that Madden has won re-election.

This will be Madden's second term as Collar City mayor and marks the second time he's held off a challenge from Wiltshire — who also opposed Madden during the Democratic primary.

Madden and Wiltshire criticized each other throughout the campaign on issues such as the closure of the city's pools and improving the city's finances.