Miner, Warren win in upstate NY mayoral primaries

September 11, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner fended off a primary challenge from two fellow Democrats as she seeks a second term. Miner made headlines this year by criticizing Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to help cities deal with ballooning public pension costs by letting them borrow against anticipated savings.

In Rochester, City Council President Lovely Warren won the Democratic primary Tuesday, upsetting Mayor Thomas Richards' bid for a first full term.

Albany's Democratic City Treasurer Kathy Sheehan defeated former councilman Corey Ellis in the primary. She's hoping to become Albany's first female mayor.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown won the Democratic primary over political novice Bernie Tolbert as Brown seeks a third term.

And in Binghamton, Richard David defeated two other Republicans in the primary to succeed outgoing Democratic Mayor Matt Ryan.

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