Syracuse mayor steps down as Democratic Party chair

Courtesy of City of Syracuse
April 18, 2014

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is stepping down as co-chair of the state’s Democratic Party. Miner has been critical of Governor Cuomo at times.

During an appearance on the public radio program The Capitol Pressroom, Miner said she has enjoyed her two years leading the party, but thinks it’s time to give somebody else a chance.

Miner has publicly accused Governor Cuomo of not doing enough to help struggling cities around the state.

But Miner says it’s normal for two elected officials to disagree.

“That’s the nature of the work that we do and particularly as executives in the challenging times we are going through,” says Miner. 

In a letter sent to Cuomo and the party’s state committee, Miner says she’s resigning now to make sure the party has time to replace her before the November elections.

Miner also says does not plan to run for governor.