Politics & Government

Election 2013
5:48 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Green Party Officials Ride Trikes and Register Voters

Credit Scott Willis / WAER News


The Green Party took advantage of the beautiful fall weather, and rode around the city on a trike registering people to vote. The party used National Voter Registration Day as an opportunity to make sure people were registered to vote, and to spread the word about the Green Party.

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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
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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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