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Democrats choose Jaunita Perez Williams as their nominee in the Syracuse race for mayor over the candidate party leaders choose earlier this summer.  Williams out-polled Joe Nicoletti by a 52% to 34% margin.  Marti Masterpole, the third candidate on the ballot drew about 10% of the vote in Tuesday’s primary. 

Perez Williams expressed her pride in the city, and sounded a theme of collaboration.  The former city attorney and Cuomo administration official says Syracuse welcomed her decades ago, and she wants everyone to feel the same way.

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Democrats choose Jaunita Perez Williams as their nominee in the Syracuse race for mayor over the candidate party leaders choose earlier this summer.  Williams out-polled Joe Nicoletti by a 52% to 34% margin.  Marti Masterpole, the third candidate on the ballot drew about 10% of the vote in Tuesday’s primary. 

The three candidates were down from a total of six democrats who initially were vying for the nomination.  Chris Fowler, Alphonso Davis and Raymond Blackwell were unable to secure.

Central New Yorkers Came to Trump Rally to Cheer, Protest & Satisfy Curiosity

Apr 17, 2016
Elissa Candiotti/WAER News

  Presidential candidate Donald Trump left many Syracuse residents looking forward to a brighter future for the city. Thousands showed up to the rally at the OnCenter Saturday to support Trump’s campaign…but plenty came out to protest as well.  And some were just interested in the Trump phenomenon.

Hillary Clinton Brings Presidential Campaign to Syracuse

Apr 1, 2016
Scott Willis

   Former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator and First Lady Hillary Clinton made two stops in Syracuse as part of her campaign Friday. She met with local business owners Syracuse's Institute of Technology at Central High School first and then proceeded to a rally at the Regional Market. 

Scott Willis / WAER News

Syracuse Common Councilor-at-Large Pam Hunter Thursday clinched the Democratic line on the November ballot for the 128th Assembly District seat.  About 1,800 voters chose Hunter, the party's designee, over fellow Councilor-at-large Jean Kessner, who earned about 1,000 votes; former Onondaga County Legislator David Stott was a distant third with just over 600 votes.  But Stott will still be on the ballot for the general election on the Conservative Party line.  

Scott Willis / WAER News

Democrats in the 128th Assembly District will head to the polls Thursday for the only state-wide race on the local ballot.  It's a primary to determine who should fill the seat left vacant when former Assemblymember Sam Roberts accepted an appointment to the Cuomo administration.  What follows is a profile of each of the three candidates hoping to convince fellow democrats they're the one best suited for the general election in November.

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Pat Hogan
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.

Mayor Stephanie Miner
Miner for Mayor

Syracuse’s Democratic state lawmakers say Mayor Stephanie Miner has been a tireless advocate of Syracuse and a close partner in government. 

Assemblymembers Bill Magnarelli and Sam Roberts, plus Senator Dave Valesky endorsed Miner’s campaign for re-election today in front of H.W. Smith school.  The building is the last to be renovated under phase one of the massive Joint Schools Construction Project.  Bill Magnarelli says Miner made sure legislation for phase two made it through the legislature: