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Syracuse mayoral election, 2009

Syracuse mayoral election, 2009

November 3, 2009

Candidate Stephanie Miner Steve Kimatian Otis Jennings
Party Democratic Republican Conservative
Popular vote 11,237 8,783 2,313
Percentage 50.3% 39.3% 10.4%

Location of the City of Syracuse, New York

Mayor before election

Matt Driscoll

Elected Mayor

Stephanie Miner

The 2009 Syracuse mayoral election was held on November 3, 2009. The incumbent mayor, Democrat Matt Driscoll, was term limited. Democrat Stephanie Miner defeated Republican Steve Kimatian, 50%-39%, and Conservative Party of New York candidate Otis Jennings finished a distant 3rd, with 10% of the vote.[1] Miner will become the city's first female leader.[2]



Democratic nominee

Democratic primary candidates

  • Joe Nicoletti - business development consultant, former New York State Assemblyman and Syracuse Common Councilor
  • Alfonso Davis - Democratic political consultant
  • Carmen Harlow - former Syracuse Department of Public Works deputy commissioner

Former Democratic candidates


Republican nominee


Conservative Nominee

  • Otis Jennings - After receiving an overwhelming endorsement from the Syracuse Republican Party, Jennings lost in the September primary for the Republican nomination.[3] Days after the primary, he decided to continue campaigning, and received the nomination from the Conservative Party of New York.[5]

Primary results


Syracuse mayoral election, 2009 - Democratic Primary Results
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Stephanie Miner 4,040 44.4%
Democratic Joe Nicoletti 3,240 35.6%
Democratic Alfonso Davis 1,021 11.2%
Democratic Carmen Harlow 793 8.7%
Majority 800 8.8%
Turnout 9,094 100%


Syracuse mayoral election, 2009 - Republican Primary Results
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Steve Kimatian 1,645 56.4%
Republican Otis Jennings 1,271 43.5%
Majority 374 12.9%
Turnout 2,916 100%

General election results

The general election took place on November 3, 2009.

Syracuse mayoral election, 2009 - General Election Results
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Stephanie Miner 11,237 50.3%
Republican Steve Kimatian 8,783 39.3%
Conservative Otis Jennings 2,313 10.4%
Majority 2,454 11%
Turnout 22,333 100%


  1. ^ Vote 2009 Results -
  2. ^ Syracuse elects Miner as next mayor; she becomes City Hall's first woman in top job.
  3. ^ a b c Syracuse Mayoral Primary Results -
  4. ^ Bea Gonzalez Drops out of mayoral race -
  5. ^ Jennings Continues Bid for Syracuse Mayor -
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