Upset: Lovely Warren Beats Tom Richards, Faces Alex White in November

Sep 10, 2013

Credit City of Rochester

The polls said one thing. The voters said another. Rochester City Council President Lovely Warren orchestrated a stunning upset in the Democratic primary for Rochester Mayor, trumping Mayor Tom Richards 58 percent to 41 percent. Warren will face Green Party Candidate Alex White in November's general election.

In the Rochester City Council Democratic primary, incumbents Loretta Scott, Carolee Conklin, Jackie Ortiz, Dana Miller, and Matt Haag all moved on to November's general election.

Winners in the Democratic primary for Rochester School Board were incumbents Van White, Cynthia Elliott and Jose Cruz - who edged out Candace Lucas by 116 votes.

Among the upsets in the town primaries, Republican challenger Jack Moore defeated incumbent Michael Yudelson, by about a 65 to 34 percent margin.  In the Republican primary for the Town of Perinton Supervisor, where Jim Smith did not run for re-election Mike Barker defeated Ed Dunn, 84 to 15 percent.

In the Republican primary for Town of Hamlin Supervisor, incumbent Thomas Breslawski is the apparent winner over Eric Peters,  52 to 48 percent.

 In Ontario County, there was an upset as Republican Pam Helming, who ran in the Republican and Independence Party primaries for Town of Canandaigua Supervisor, defeated incumbent Sam Casella. Casella has been Canandaigua Supervisor for nearly 12 years.

Here's a portion of City Council President Lovely Warren's acceptance speech at the German House.