Mayor Stephanie Miner decisively won her bid for re-election last night with a total 68-percent of the votes. The incumbent did not face a Republican challenger, but had a Green party and a Conservative rival. Miner says she is looking forward to tackling the many issues in the city of Syracuse.
The Common Council in Syracuse will likely remain Democratic...pending the results of one district seat. The race is still too close to call in the 1st District between incumbent Democrat Jake Barrett and Republican Joe Carni. Barrett hopes he can stay on as councilor to revitalize a key corridor…
The results of Tuesday’s election will end up looking pretty much like things before the election for the Onondaga County Legislature. Republicans appear to have a 13-4 majority, down a seat from the 14-3 majority they now enjoy. Though one incumbent isn’t a solid winner…giving democrats hope of picking up one seat. Legislature Chair Ryan McMahon was one of many G-O-P incumbents that won handily.
As a closing point to Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence has sponsored a series of PSA videos. Singer and songwriter Natalie Merchant appears in the videos as a spokesperson for encouraging people to step up and say something when they suspect abuse.