*For the Fall 2013 election, incumbent Stephanie Miner will be on the Nov. 5 ballot as the Democratic Party nominee for mayor. In the 2009 general election, Stephanie Miner ran successfully against GOP nominee Steve Kimatian and Conservative Party candidate Otis Jennings for mayor and was elected. On May 4, 2013, incumbent Stephanie Miner won the Syracuse Democratic Committee’s designation for mayor. She won a primary challenge on Sept. 10, 2013 from fellow Democrats Pat Hogan, who had reached his term limits on the Common Council, and Alfonso Davis, who lost to her for the Democratic Party’s designation in a primary in 2009.
Occupation — Mayor of Syracuse; lawyer, partner at Blitman & King; hired by Laborers International Union of North America, in conjunction with the Department of Justice to reform Laborers Local 210, former regional representative for former-Governor Mario Cuomo.
Education — B.A. Syracuse University; J.D. University of Buffalo School of Law
Family — Husband, Jack Mannion
Issues —Miner wants to redevelop The Hotel Syracuse into a usable property as part of the revitalization of downtown Syracuse. The hotel has been closed for nearly a decade with stalled progress from out-of-county developers.
She also wants to begin the second phase of the Joint Schools Construction Board project to renovate all the city’s schools. During Miner’s first term, the project renovated four schools: George W. Fowler High School, the Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central, Dr. Weeks Elementary, and H.W. Smith K-8.
Miner wants to continue data-driven policing, in which crime statistics help police allocate resources to areas where crime is highest.
Community Involvement — Former member of the Board of Directors of the Frank H. Hiscock Legal Aid Society, former member of the Board of Directors of Contemporary Theatre, former member of the Board of Directors of the Child Care Council of Onondaga County, former United Way Campaign Chairperson, former delegate for Bill Bradley to the Democratic National Convention of 2000
Past Political Offices: Miner was elected a Common Councilor-at-Large in 2001 and was re-elected in 2005. On the Council, she was chairperson of the Education and Human Development committee; a member of Airport, Finance Taxation and Assessment and of the Inter-governmental Services Consolidation committees
Official Bio: Mayor’s Office