SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Khalid Bey has defeated Michael Greene in Syracuse Democratic mayoral primary .
After crunching unofficial election results, Michael Greene tells NewsChannel 9 he trails by 37 votes after the absentee count and admits defeat to primary opponent and fellow Democratic Common Councilor Khalid Bey.
“Upon today’s canvassing of the absentee ballots from the Onondaga County Board of Elections,Khalid Bey, Syracuse Democratic Mayoral Candidate
the unofficial results show that our campaign has successfully won the Democratic Primary for
Mayor of Syracuse. I want to sincerely thank all those involved in our campaign and all those
who supported our movement. I look forward to continuing our campaign for Mayor of
Syracuse. Syracuse deserves a mayor whose passion and authenticity delivers informed, principled, results
that will empower everyone. I will continue to work on behalf of our city’s residents to bring the
change and reform our city needs. Everyone in this city, Democrats, Republicans, and
Independents alike, deserves a mayor who has their interests in mind.”
Bey has confirmed the same number of votes, but the Onondaga County Board of Elections will decide the final spread after running the absentee ballots through a counting machine.
This November voters will have the choice between Bey, Republican Janet Burman and Independent-incumbent Ben Walsh.