Syracuse Mayoral Race

This week’s Syracuse Common Council Meeting marked the last for second district councilor Pat Hogan.  He’s represented parts of the city’s north and west sides for eight years, and term limits kept him from running again. But Hogan DID run for mayor, ultimately conceding he couldn’t win against a well-funded, party backed incumbent.   

Pat Hogan’s final term representing the Syracuse Common Council’s Second District ends December 31st.  He’ll be succeeded by Chad Ryan.  


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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.

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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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.

Pat Hogan
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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.

Stephanie Miner Holds Onto Democratic Nomination in Primary

Sep 11, 2013

Mayor Stephanie Miner will once again be the democratic party’s candidate for mayor of the City of Syracuse.

As Tuesday's Democratic Primary looms, the campaigns of three candidates for the Syracuse Mayoral Race were busy trying to get their word out today.  In addition to fulfilling his duties as City Councilor, Pat Hogan planned on attending a rally today on a key campaign topic.

“Syracuse Firefighters have a rally at station house seven which was closed by the mayor and then there will be a kick-off rally basically to try and take back the city and put the city in a new direction starting tomorrow.”

Scott Willis, WAER News

Syracuse mayoral candidate Pat Hogan wrapped up his weekly policy agenda announcements Monday by unveiling his plan to re-build the city’s neighborhoods.  

In previous weeks, Hogan has released his plans for improving education, equal rights, public safety, and jobs and the economy.  Hogan says focusing on the social fabric of the city is also important. 

Hogan says he’ll be just as engaged and accessible when he’s mayor as he is as common councilor.  Alfonso Davis is also in the race to try and unseat incumbent Stephanie Miner. 

Chris Bolt, WAER News

Syracuse mayoral candidate Pat Hogan further expanded his campaign platform Monday by releasing his Equal Rights Plan.

Syracuse Mayoral Candidate Pat Hogan says the city is less safe than it was four years ago.  He unveiled his ten point plan for public safety on Monday vowing to make city neighborhoods safer.