November 7, 2017
Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement on Lovely Warren’s re-election as mayor of Rochester.
“We are proud to congratulate Lovely on her victory today,” said EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock. “We endorsed her re-election because Lovely has been an extremely effective mayor, making critical strides in early education and community engagement. We look forward to her continued effective leadership as mayor, championing policies that benefit working women and families.”
Lovely Warren was a legislative aide and chief of staff to a New York assemblyman and clerked for a Rochester city court judge. In 2007, she was elected to the Rochester City Council and then elected mayor in 2013, the first woman mayor of Rochester, NY.
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