Primaries set for mayors in upstate NY cities

September 9, 2013

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner faces voters for the first time since making waves with pointed policy critiques aimed at fellow Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Miner faces two challengers in a primary Tuesday, joining incumbent mayors in Buffalo and Rochester who are seeking to secure Democratic lines in the general election Nov. 5.

Syracuse Democrats will choose among Miner, City Councilor Pat Hogan and businessman Alfonso Davis.

In Buffalo, two-term Mayor Byron Brown faces a Democratic primary challenge from political novice Bernie Tolbert.

Rochester Mayor Thomas Richards faces a primary challenge from City Council President Lovely Warren.

In Albany, city Treasurer Kathy Sheehan faces former City Councilman Corey Ellis in a Democratic primary.

Binghamton has a three-way Republican primary race among Richard David, Douglas Drazen and Edward Hickey.

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