Lori Thomas is a retired teacher who is running for mayor of Rochester. She joins us to explain why she felt the urgency to enter the race as a "no party" candidate. Thomas discusses the issues that she feels must be addressed by Rochester's next mayor.
There's a Republican in the race for mayor of Rochester. It's county legislator Tony Micciche. We talk about his goals for the city: why he's running, what his vision is, and what he would change compared to the current administration.
County legislator and former police chief James Sheppard is running for mayor of Rochester. Sheppard said this weekend that Rochester has no real leadership, and he wants to change that. We talk about his motivations for running and his plans for governing the city.
We sit down with Barnhart to discuss her plans for Rochester, which include a 50-percent property tax cut. She says she's entering the race with the most detailed plans and ideas, along with a lifetime of experience in the city. She's the second official contender, alongside county legislator James Sheppard.
Rochester mayoral candidate Rachel Barnhart, part two
We continue our series of conversations with candidates for Rochester mayor. Former journalist Rachel Barnhart is in studio to kick off round two of these discussions.
Barnhart recently filed an ethics complaint against Mayor Lovely Warren and her former chief of staff for an Uber job fair held at City Hall. We discuss her position, along with several of her priority issues: property taxes, a citywide fiber internet network, and more.