May 19, 2017

You Deserve a Choice

  Statement on Designating Convention It’s important for voters to have a choice in this mayoral election. In a city where the vast majority of voters are Democrats, the only way to provide that choice is through the primary system. I will provide that choice. On September 12, voters will be able to choose new ideas or no ideas, positive …

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May 13, 2017

Lessons From Mom

  As we celebrate our mothers this weekend, here are some reasons to celebrate mine. My mother sent me to city schools, where I experienced diverse cultures and witnessed educational inequality. She made me work at Wegmans when I turned 16, where I obtained a work ethic and often served families struggling to afford basic necessities. She told me I …

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May 2, 2017

Statement on Democratic Designation Update

The Monroe County Democratic Committee designation process is the ultimate insider game. It is a battle of two party factions who have been at odds for decades. This process has picked the eventual winner only once in the last four contested mayoral races. I’ve participated in the process out of respect for the party, to speak with committee members and …

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April 27, 2017

Alexander Reveals He’s Unprepared for Job

Cedric Alexander revealed today he is unprepared to serve in his new role as deputy mayor. Mayor Lovely Warren likely hired the former police chief to counteract the mayoral candidacy of another former police chief. Unfortunately for Warren, Alexander revealed he’s just as empty as James Sheppard. On WXXI’s Connections with Evan Dawson, the host revealed he agreed to Alexander’s …

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April 24, 2017

Response to State of the City Address

    Tonight in her State of the City Address, Lovely Warren painted a rosy picture of Rochester. She said the economy is improving, neighborhoods are reviving, and our children are doing better in schools. Lovely Warren is delusional. She made liberal use of alternative facts. Warren’s not talking about the Rochester I know. Rochester has a 14 percent unemployment …

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April 22, 2017

Facts Matter

It’s important to me that my campaign adheres to the same rules I did as a journalist. That means we care about accuracy and fairness. We won’t lie or twist the truth for votes. Not everyone shares these values. Lovely Warren plays fast and loose with the facts. It’s important to tell voters what’s really going on. Here are some of the …

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April 21, 2017

Stop Passing Buck on Police Oversight

I’m reiterating my call for a Police Accountability Board. Recent events make it even more apparent that the current police oversight system is inadequate.   1. The Rochester Police Department refuses to explain how a teenager, Rickey Bryant, suffered a broken eye socket when stopped by officers who mistakenly thought he was armed. 2. City Council is using its subpoena …

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April 12, 2017

Statement on Police Accountability Board Proposal

On the first day of my mayoral campaign, I called for reform of police oversight. Our residents and our officers are not served well by the current Civilian Review Board system. I support our police officers. I also support accountability. I endorse the concept of a Police Accountability Board. While I have some questions about specific recommendations put forth this …

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April 3, 2017

Plan Needed to Keep Pedestrians, Cyclists Safe

Our community has experienced several serious accidents involving pedestrians. The latest happened this morning when a student on the way to school was struck by a vehicle on Lake Ave. These are not “accidents.” These are preventable tragedies. They are unacceptable. When I’m mayor, that’s how the City of Rochester will treat fatal and serious injury crashes. Casualties are not an …

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April 1, 2017

April Fool’s Message

Rochester is a place where everyone can find opportunity. Parents can find and afford childcare. Residents can afford to stay in their homes. We have integrated, successful schools. We have a citywide fiber internet network. Families are choosing our neighborhoods. Business are creating jobs. Employers are locating on transit lines. You’ve probably guessed by now it’s April Fool’s Day, and …

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