SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- When the numbers started coming in in the Democratic primary for Syracuse mayor, they were all Stephanie Miner. By the time they were done, Miner had won a commanding victory with more than 44 percent of the vote.
"I would have been happy to win by one vote but every vote in addition to that is a nice feeling. Because it shows your ideas are resonating with a wide swath of people," Miner said.
Miner credits her victory to her supporters and innovative ideas about issues like economic development and education. Miner says her movement away from the status quo made her a clear choice over opponent Joe Nicoletti.
"I believe we ran a great campaign. I love this city. I think we could have done many wonderful things. I'm hopeful that working together, all of us can come together to do the things that are necessary to make Syracuse great again," Nicoletti said.
Miner says she similarly looks forward to reuniting the city's Democrats.
Carmen Harlow says he's on board.
"Hopefully folks have learned from me, some of my good ideas and some of my visions for the city. Maybe we can use them, maybe we can work side by side," Harlow said.
Alfonso Davis says he intends to assume more of a watchdog role.
"I will hold whoever needs to be held accountable for the things they said they would do or would try to do and see if we can begin to get some real access and opportunities in the various communities," said Davis.
Miner says she'll continue to run her campaign the way she has, with change, innovation and transparency at the forefront, in the hopes the numbers will go her way again in the general election.