Mayor Walsh kicks off re-election campaign

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh officially kicked off his re-election campaign on Monday afternoon. Mayor Walsh held his campaign event at the Wescott Theater. 

Walsh has received the endorsement of the Independence Party. He spoke about why he’s running.

“We established a vision for Syracuse to be a growing city that embraces diversity and creates opportunity for all. That vision has guided everything that we do and is responsible for the progress that we’ve made,” Walsh said.

Walsh will face the winner of a Democratic primary between Syracuse Common Councilors Khalid Bey and Michael Greene. Greene has been endorsed by the Onondaga County Democratic Committee.  The Republicans are going with Janet Burman.

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