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Alex White is running for Rochester Mayor

Mar 1, 2017

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Another candidate and a familiar name in local politics will announce he’s running for Rochester Mayor.

Alex White will officially announce on Thursday that he will be a candidate. He has run for mayor twice before on the local Green Party Line.

White released a statement saying that in his past campaigns, he has focused on many of the challenges the city faces and progressive ideas to overcome those challenges. And White says he would like to now share his ideas and vision for the future.

The local business owner and activist says the city needs to stop looking to other people to save Rochester and start marshaling our resources” to build a stronger city.

White is the third candidate announcing he’s a candidate; Monroe County Legislator and former city police chief James Sheppard is a candidate for the Democratic nomination as is former TV journalist Rachel Barnhart, who also ran last year for NYS Assembly.

The incumbent, Mayor Lovely Warren, has not yet officially announced her bid for re-election.