February 15, 2017

Statement on Homicide Study

Rachel Barnhart issued the following statement in response to Rochester Institute of Technology’s study on Rochester’s homicide rate over time: “This report from RIT shows Rochester continues to struggle with deadly violence. “It’s disheartening to see an upward trend of homicides over time, when crime overall has declined in recent years. “There’s no greater crime against the people of our …

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February 13, 2017

Why I’m Running for Mayor

Many of you share my love and passion for Rochester. We have a rich history of social justice and innovation, beautiful architecture and amazing natural resources. We have what it takes to be a thriving city of opportunity. But Rochester is not working for everyone. The only way we can reach our full potential is by rethinking what is possible. …

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February 6, 2017

Barnhart Announces Mayoral Candidacy

Rachel Barnhart kicked off her campaign for Rochester mayor by announcing a bold plan to grow the economy, reduce poverty and improve the lives of residents. Barnhart’s plan calls for a 50 percent reduction in property taxes, childcare funding for one thousand eligible families and fiber internet for every home. “I have concrete solutions to the issues facing our community,” …

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