Warren was victorious over Green Party candidate Alex White and incumbent Mayor Tom Richards with 55 percent of the votes. Warren's win will make her the first female mayor in the history of the city of Rochester.
Mayor Richards issued the following statement:
"I want to congratulate Lovely Warren on her victory tonight. We have already begun work on the transition and I have instructed Senior staff--and I'm asking all City employees to do whatever it takes to ensure a smooth and cooperative transition process. The job of mayor goes far beyond a single individual. It's now time for the entire community to come together and support the new Mayor and continue working to make our City great."
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