SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Syracuse Common Councilor and mayoral candidate Khalid Bey formally announced his decision to pursue his candidacy for Syracuse Mayor. He will be challenging Michael Greene, the candidate endorsed by the Onondaga County Democratic Committee in a primary that will take place in June.
“I believe I will be the greater oppoenent for the incumbent and it is truly an effort that we return our city, certainly my effort to principles that are indeed democratic and I believe i’m the right candidate for the job,” said Bey.
“I’m running for mayor because I’ve identified problems in the city’s areas. There are problems with poverty, problems with transportation, there’s not enough affordable housing,” said Greene.
Bey was the first candidate to throw his hat in the ring back in December. Greene announced his candidacy in January.
Both candidates were guests on Dan Cumming’s Newsmakers program. Click the links below to view those programs.