2017 Syracuse mayoral election

The 2017 mayoral election in Syracuse, New York was held on November 7, 2017, and resulted in the election of Ben Walsh, an independent, to his first term as mayor.[1]

2017 Syracuse mayoral election
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Candidate Ben Walsh Juanita Perez Williams
Party Independence Democratic
Popular vote 13,584 9,701
Percentage 53.21% 38.00%

Mayor before election

Stephanie Miner
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Ben Walsh
Independent

BackgroundEdit

Incumbent mayor Stephanie Miner, a member of the Democratic Party, was first elected in 2009 and was re-elected in 2013, but was term limited in 2017.[2][3] Syracuse last elected a Republican Party mayor in 1997, and in the 2013 election Republicans did not field a candidate.[4]

Democratic primaryEdit

2017 Syracuse mayoral election, Democratic primary[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Juanita Perez Williams 4,421 51.72%
Democratic Joe Nicoletti 2,958 34.60%
Democratic Martin Masterpole 828 9.69%
Write-ins 341 3.99%
Total votes 8,548 100%

General electionEdit

Five candidates appeared on the general election ballot: Green Party nominee Howie Hawkins, who had run for office 20 times since 1991; Democratic Party nominee Juanita Perez Williams, the city's former corporation counsel; Independence Party, Reform Party and Upstate Jobs Party nominee Ben Walsh, a business development director and the son of U.S. Representative James T. Walsh; Republican nominee Laura Lavine, a former Lafayette School District superintendent; and Working Families Party nominee Joe Nicoletti, who remained on the Working Families party line after unsuccessfully seeking the Democratic nomination and did not campaign.[4][6][7][8][9][10] City auditor Martin Masterpole also sought the Democratic nomination.[11]

2017 Syracuse mayoral election[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independence Ben Walsh 12,351 48.38%
Reform/Upstate Jobs Ben Walsh 1,233 4.83%
Total Ben Walsh 13,584 53.21%
Democratic Juanita Perez Williams 9,701 38.00%
Green Howie Hawkins 1,017 4.02%
Republican Laura B. Lavine 673 2.64%
Working Families Joe Nicoletti 305 1.19%
Write-ins 25 0.10%
Total votes 25,555 100%
Independence gain from Democratic

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McMahon, Julie (November 8, 2017). "Ben Walsh elected Syracuse mayor". Syracuse.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  2. ^ Breidenbach, Michelle (November 5, 2013). "Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner wins election to a second term". Syracuse.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  3. ^ Weiner, Mark (June 18, 2018). "Stephanie Miner to run for NY governor as independent". Syracuse.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Carlson, Chris (November 8, 2017). "GOP, Laura Lavine laugh off one of their worst Syracuse mayoral showings in history". Syracuse.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  5. ^ "The Election Book: Onondaga County Board of Elections, 2017 Primary Election" (PDF). Onondaga County, New York. September 26, 2017. pp. 1–2.
  6. ^ Mulder, James T. (September 13, 2017). "Here's the ballot for the 2017 Syracuse mayoral race". Syracuse.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  7. ^ Baker, Chris (April 21, 2017). "Green Party's Howie Hawkins will make his third run for Syracuse mayor". Syracuse.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  8. ^ McMahon, Julie (September 13, 2017). "Joe Nicoletti loses 3rd primary for Syracuse mayor, won't say if he'll run down-ballot". Syracuse.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  9. ^ Baker, Chris (November 18, 2016). "Ben Walsh is running for mayor of Syracuse, but with which party?". Syracuse.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  10. ^ Baker, Chris (September 16, 2017). "Who is Juanita Perez Williams? Syracuse mayoral hopeful thrives on proving naysayers wrong". Syracuse.com. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  11. ^ Baker, Chris (January 27, 2017). "City Auditor Marty Masterpole, a Democrat, enters race for Syracuse mayor". Syracuse.com. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  12. ^ "The Election Book: Onondaga County Board of Elections, 2017 General Election" (PDF). Onondaga County, New York. December 18, 2017. pp. 57–60. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2018.