Syracuse Mayoral Race 2017

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The republican candidate for Syracuse mayor is coming out swinging against her opponents now that the ballot is set for November.  She’s calling out the democrat and independent candidates for their former roles in the Miner administration.

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Democrat Joe Nicoletti is suspending his campaign after last week’s defeat by Juanita Perez-Williams, also a Democrat.  Nicoletti made the announcement at Perez-Williams' campaign headquarters on Monday.  He had the option of continuing because he was endorsed by the Working Families Party in addition to his own party.  Nicoletti asked for voters who supported his message of a better Syracuse to come on board.

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What’s next for the Democratic Committee of Onondaga County after their designated candidate for Syracuse Mayor lost Tuesday's primary?  Committee Chair Mark English feels the outcome doesn’t mean that the committee was off course in their thinking.

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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.

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The Syracuse Democratic Mayoral Primary is tomorrow, but many residents might not know where the candidates stand on the issues.  So, a group of community based organizations has compiled a comprehensive look at the candidate’s positions. National Action Network, Syracuse Chapter Education Chair Talina Jones says they’re trying to empower voters after the 2016 presidential election left many feeling disheartened.

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Syracuse’s Republican mayoral candidate says one of the keys to move the city out of poverty and lagging economic growth is through mayoral control of the school district.  Former superintendent and educator Laura Lavine says she’s prepared lead the turnaround.  

She says the Syracuse City School District’s recent improvement to a 60 percent graduation rate is nothing to celebrate.  The statewide average is 80 percent.  She says children are not learning and graduating as they should, and teachers don’t feel safe…

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Another major milestone has been reached in the Syracuse mayoral election. Democratic hopefuls have submitted their petitions to stay in the race. There are five Democratic candidates: Joe Nicoletti, Juanita Williams, Alfonso Davis, Raymond Blackwell, and Marty Masterpole. But getting enough signatures doesn’t mean they’ll all be on the ballot.

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One Syracuse mayoral candidate has a vision for the city’s west side to address poverty and improve education. Syracuse native Alfonso Davis is seeking the Democratic Party nomination.  Davis has made a priority of easing socio-economic troubles in poorer neighborhoods, coming from poverty himself.  He empathizes with frustrations people on the west side might feel.

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Democrats in the City of Syracuse chose Joe Nicoletti as their designated candidate for Mayor in voting Saturday.  The weekend meeting of the party however, still leaves a number of questions unanswered.

The final ballot had Joe Nicoletti edging out Andrew Maxwell to get the party’s official endorsement.  Democrats had been considering seven different candidates who all formally announced. 

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