Politics & Government

SYRACUSE MAYORAL RACE
3:55 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

There Will Be No Republican Challenger in Race for Syracuse Mayor

GOP Chairman Tom Dadey
Credit John Smith / WAER News

The Onondaga County Republican Party conceded it won’t have a candidate for Syracuse Mayor in November.  Chairman Tom Dadey called a press conference to end speculation whether or not a candidate would emerge.  Dadey compared politics to baseball, and promises there will always be another season of politics.



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SYRACUSE MAYORAL RACE
12:46 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Pat Hogan Drops Out of Syracuse Mayoral Race

Pat Hogan

Pat Hogan has decided to end his run for Syracuse Mayor.  The move comes less than a week after he took second place in a three-way democratic primary against incumbent Stephanie Miner and Alfonso Davis. 


Hogan's decision also means he won't be running on the Republican ticket.  Here's the statement he released today:

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Onondaga County Budget
4:56 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Mahoney Unveils 2014 Budget Plan

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Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney presented her 2014 County Budget to the County Legislature today for review. 

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SYRACUSE MAYORAL RACE
11:43 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Add the Green Party to the Race for Syracuse Mayor

Green Party Candidate Kevin Bott announces his run for Syracuse Mayor.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Until now, the focus of the Syracuse mayoral race has been on the political posturing of Democrats and Republicans. 

That changed Wednesday when Green Party candidate Kevin Bott launched his campaign for mayor with promises to bring collaborative, democratic leadership to city hall.  In his remarks on the steps of city hall, Bott seemed to be making a not-so-subtle jab at incumbent Mayor Miner and democratic challenger Pat Hogan, who took second place in the primary.

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SYRACUSE MAYORAL PRIMARY
6:25 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

The Votes Are In: Listen to Remarks from Miner and Hogan

Pat Hogan watches the primary results with his campaign members.
Credit Kaitlyn Richards / WAER

Mayor Stephanie Miner and Democratic Mayoral candidate Pat Hogan gathered with their respective campaign advisors and supporters as the primary results came in.



Hogan's fell behind in the race against incumbent Mayor Miner. In his speech after his defeat, he pointed out that only half the Democrats who voted in the primary support Miner, and acknowledged Alfonso Davis's efforts leading up to the primary election.

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