2017 Rochester mayoral election

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Rochester mayoral election, 2017
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Nominee Lovely Warren Tony Micchiche James M. Sheppard
Party Democratic Republican Working Families
Popular vote 17,751 5,504 4,140
Percentage 60.4% 18.7% 14.1%

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Nominee Alex White Lori Thomas
Party Green Independent
Popular vote 1,579 414
Percentage 5.4% 1.4%

Mayor before election

Lovely Warren

Elected Mayor

Lovely Warren

The Rochester Mayoral Election of 2017 was an election to determine who will hold the office of Mayor of Rochester, New York in the upcoming term. The election took place on November 7, 2017. Incumbent mayor Lovely Warren was elected to a second term in office.[1]


The Democratic Primary took place on September 12, 2017. Incumbent mayor Lovely A. Warren defeated former police chief and current county legislator James Sheppard as well as former journalist Rachel Barnhart, and though Sheppard had secured the nomination of the Independence Party of New York and the Working Families Party, he stated that his campaign "was finished" following the primary.[2]

Declared Candidates[edit]

As of April, six candidates declared their intent to run:

Democratic Party[edit]

Republican Party[edit]

  • Tony Micciche, current member of the Monroe County Legislature representing the 26th district.[7]

Green Party[edit]

  • 1Alex White


  • Lori Thomas, retired teacher.[8]


  1. ^ James Sheppard ended his campaign after losing the Democratic primary, but was still on the ballot on the Independence Party and Working Families Party lines
  2. ^ Alex White sought the nomination of both the Green Party and the Democratic Party, but ran on the Green Party line


  1. ^ "Election results from Rochester, Monroe, and nearby counties". Democrat and Chronicle. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "Warren wins Democratic primary for Rochester mayor". WHEC-TV. September 12, 2017. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  3. ^ Sharp, Brian (March 6, 2017). "Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren to run for 2nd term". Democrat and Chronicle. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  4. ^ Sharp, Brian (January 14, 2017). "Sheppard officially announces run for mayor". Democrat and Chronicle. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  5. ^ Lahman, Sean (February 6, 2017). "Rachel Barnhart announces run for mayor". USA Today/Gannett. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  6. ^ "Alex White announces he will run for mayor of Rochester for 3rd time". WROC-TV. March 2, 2017. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  7. ^ Gorbman, Randy (April 17, 2017). "Rochester mayoral race gets its 1st Republican this year". WXXI News. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  8. ^ "Retired teacher Lori Thomas becomes fifth person in Rochester mayoral race". WHEC-TV. April 2, 2017. Retrieved April 3, 2017.

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