|53rd Mayor of Syracuse|
January 1, 2010
|Preceded by||Matt Driscoll (D)|
April 30, 1970 |
Syracuse, New York
|Residence||Syracuse, New York|
|Alma mater||Syracuse University (B.A.)
University at Buffalo Law School (J.D.)
Miner was born in Syracuse, New York to Edward, a physician and retired army officer, and Dianne Cooney, a nurse and current dean of the Wegman School of Nursing at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. Miner attended high school in Homer, New York, where she was senior class president and voted most likely to succeed. She received her B.A., magna cum laude, in journalism and political science from Syracuse University in 1992, and her J.D. from the University at Buffalo Law School in 1999.
In the mid-90's, she served as a regional representative for then-governor of New York Mario Cuomo. Upon graduating from law school, she was hired at the Syracuse law firm Blitman and King LLP, where she worked until resigning in March to focus on her mayoral campaign. Miner began her political career in 2001, when she was elected to the Syracuse Common Council. She was re-elected in 2005.
Mayor of Syracuse 
Miner defeated Republican Steve Kimatian, 50%–39%, in the November 3rd general election, and is the city's first female leader. Miner served as a Councilor-At-Large on the Syracuse Common Council from 2002 to 2009.
On May 7, 2012, Miner stated that she would not spend $2 million unanimously added to the city budget by the Common Council to increase funds for schools, build a downtown senior center and create a small business fund.
Occupy Syracuse Miner ordered police to evict Occupy Syracuse from Perseverance Park on January 19, 2012, citing the lack of permits for permanent structures. The initial reason for eviction was cited as "temptation to use propane space heaters inside tents", though when repeated fire department inspections yielded no violations, the mayor changed her justification for eviction to the lack of structure permits. The New York Civil Liberties Union opposed the eviction, arguing that it was unnecessary, an infringement on free speech rights and calling for an arrangement to be worked out between city officials and Occupy Syracuse.
- A Closer Look at Syracuse Mayoral Candidates - Syracuse.com
- Miner Follows Family Tradition for Dems - DemocracyWise
- Syracuse mayoral candidate Stephanie Miner saves the intensity for issues important to the city - Syracuse.com
- Stephanie Miner, Bio - DemocracyWise
- Stephanie Miner - Linkedin
- UBT Class Notes
- Meet Stephanie - Minerformayor.com
- Syracuse elects Miner as next mayor; she becomes City Hall's first woman in top job - Syracuse.com
- Vote 2009 Results - 9wsyr.com
- eaglenewsonline.com; Occupy Syracuse Eviction
- Miner evicts Occupy Syracuse
- occupysyracuse.org; Fire Official Confirms 'No violations' at Occupy Syracuse camp
|Mayor of Syracuse, NY