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City Council President Scott endorses Warren for mayor

Jun 16, 2021

Rochester City Council President Loretta Scott.
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City Council President Loretta Scott has endorsed Mayor Lovely Warren for re-election.

Warren is facing Councilmember Malik Evans in the June 22 Democratic primary. On Wednesday, Scott said that Warren has been her strongest partner and said that she and Warren “are reforming the police, protecting our families, and ensuring equity for everyone.”

Warren said that she is “grateful that she still believes in me and our city” and called Scott a “trailblazer and leader in our community for decades.”

Scott announced in January she would not be running for re-election this year. Scott was first elected to Council in 2009, and is now in her third term. She was elected Council President in 2014.

The endorsement by Scott comes a day after a former top aide to Warren, Cedric Alexander, threw his support behind Evans in the upcoming Democratic primary.

Alexander, a former acting Rochester police chief who also served under Warren as deputy mayor for nearly two years, urged voters to cast a ballot for Evans, saying “It is time to turn the page, time to hit the reset button.”