Citing her success in creating more jobs, safer and more vibrant neighborhoods and better educational opportunities, CITY Newspaper endorsed Mayor Lovely Warren this morning, calling her the “best choice” to lead Rochester into the next generation.
This is a key endorsement — CITY is a leading media outlet with its finger on the pulse of our city, and the many critical issues we face. They see that Rochester is on the right track, that we are on our way back, and that this administration has the experience and the vision to lead our city into the future.
CITY Paper noted Mayor Warren’s extensive list of accomplishments, including her efforts to bring development and equity to all of Rochester’s neighborhoods, to not only create jobs but ensure citizens have access to them, and to make our neighborhoods safer by returning to a true community policing model. They also lauded her efforts to combat climate change and stand up to the Trump administration.
“The next four years could be a time of exciting growth for Rochester. But the city will continue to face enormous challenges, particularly with federal funding – for infrastructure, for home and business improvements, for education, for the arts – threatened under the Trump administration,” the endorsement stated. “The city needs a seasoned mayor with a demonstrated record, one who can continue the important progress that has been taking place.”
Equally important as her record and experience, CITY highlighted the fact that Mayor Warren has been an important role model for young African Americans in Rochester, and a “fierce advocate” for poor and low-income residents.
“Warren is bright, capable, and an exceptionally hard worker – a Rochester native who is passionate about her city, its residents, and its future. Like her city, she has enormous potential, and for us, she is the best choice among the candidates in the Democratic primary.”