SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Primary Day is nearly two weeks away. Now, one challenger in the Syracuse mayoral race is speaking out about current Mayor Stephanie Miner.
The incumbent released her first TV campaign on Monday. It touts some of the improvements the city has seen during her tenure in office, including the improvement in schools. However, opponent Patrick Hogan calls it an insult to the intelligence of Syracuse residents.
Hogan said Miner’s message could not be further from the truth.
“The commercial was gloss, it was a half a million dollars of gloss, glossing over the issues that faces 'Syracusens' on an every day basis. And one of them is of the city school district that needs a lot of help and we need an education plan that works," said Hogan.
In response to Hogan, Miner’s campaign released a statement:
"Mayor Miner's television commercial "City on the Move" has been airing since Monday and launching an attack six days after the fact seems like blatant political calculation. The Joint Schools Construction Board project was marred in inaction when Mayor Miner took office but thanks to her leadership, we have fully renovated several schools, including Fowler High School, in Councilor Hogan's own district. We will not be taking down our "City on the Move" commercial."
On Primary Day, Miner and Hogan will be joined on the ballot by Alfonso Davis.
YNN recently partnered with Siena Research for an exclusive poll about the three candidates. Check out the results here.