Rochester mayoral election, 2017
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.
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.
As of April, six candidates declared their intent to run:
- Lovely A. Warren, incumbent Mayor of Rochester. 
- 1James M. Sheppard, former Chief of the Rochester Police Department and current member of the Monroe County Legislature representing the 23rd district. 
- Rachel Barnhart, former State Assembly candidate and broadcast journalist for WHAM-TV and WROC.
- 2Alex White, local business owner and former Green Party candidate for mayor.
- Tony Micciche, current member of the Monroe County Legislature representing the 26th district.
- 1Alex White
- Lori Thomas, retired teacher. 
- Mayoral Debate hosted by WROC-TV held on October 23, 2017
- "Election results from Rochester, Monroe, and nearby counties". Democrat and Chronicle. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
- "Warren wins Democratic primary for Rochester mayor". WHEC-TV. September 12, 2017. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
- Sharp, Brian (March 6, 2017). "Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren to run for 2nd term". Democrat and Chronicle. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
- Sharp, Brian (January 14, 2017). "Sheppard officially announces run for mayor". Democrat and Chronicle. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
- Lahman, Sean (February 6, 2017). "Rachel Barnhart announces run for mayor". USA Today/Gannett. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
- "Alex White announces he will run for mayor of Rochester for 3rd time". WROC-TV. March 2, 2017. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
- Gorbman, Randy (April 17, 2017). "Rochester mayoral race gets its 1st Republican this year". WXXI News. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
- "Retired teacher Lori Thomas becomes fifth person in Rochester mayoral race". WHEC-TV. April 2, 2017. Retrieved April 3, 2017.