Against a backdrop of civic trauma and deep anxiety about Rochester’s reputation on the statewide and national stages, Malik Evans clinched the Democratic nomination for mayor Tuesday, handily defeating two-term incumbent Lovely Warren.
Evans defeated Mayor Lovely Warren for the Democratic nomination in Tuesday's primary. Rochester's population is heavily Democratic, so it is likely the primary election will determine the winner of the race.
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, who ran for a third term while under indictment in a campaign finance case and under fire for her handling of a police killing, has been defeated in the Democratic primary by City Councilman Malik Evans.
'Really?' It's the question Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren posed to viewers in a Facebook video post Tuesday afternoon, just hours after her former deputy mayor endorsed her opponent in the upcoming primary.
I have an Election Day tradition that I have done for all of my elections,” Evans explained. “I vote at the same time on Election Day. It's a tradition that I don't want to break in terms of my exact same time so it’s an Evans’ Election Day ritual. My wife always votes early and I vote on Election Day. That's our family routine.
The third largest city in New York, Rochester, is gearing up for the Democratic mayoral primary in just a few days. The incumbent in the race, Mayor Lovely Warren, is being challenged by Rochester City Council member Malik Evans.
Mayoral candidate Malik Evans announced his plan to economically empower residents across the City of Rochester today. Evans’ plan focuses on increasing the number and quality of jobs in the city, improving the climate for business and entrepreneurship, and raising the rate of homeownership, savings, and investments. Evans reiterated his belief that it is vital to help residents secure better jobs and achieve financial well-being in order to address some of our city’s toughest problems.
During the first mayoral debate tonight, City Council Member Malik Evans outlined his plans to help Rochester recover from the pandemic, to expand homeownership and economic empowerment, and to begin repairing the relationship between the public and the Rochester Police Department.
A day after the husband of Mayor Lovely Warren was arraigned on two drug charges and a firearms charge, mayoral hopeful Malik Evans stood at a podium on the 10th floor of One East Avenue and did his best to make restrained remarks about his opponent’s latest scandal.
Rochester City Councilman, and mayoral candidate, Malik Evans held a press conference on Friday to introduce his plan to address gun violence in the City of Rochester Evans is set to face off against Mayor Lovely Warren in next month’s Democratic primary.
Rochester City Councilman Malik Evans, who's challenging Mayor Lovely Warren in the Democratic primary next month, unveiled a plan Thursday that he says will help reduce crime and prepare the city's youth for success in life.
Mayoral candidate Malik Evans is proposing several policies that would, if enacted, address the need for youth development and peer mediation programs, as well as bolster support for the Teen Court program.
Malik Evans, Democratic Candidate for Mayor of Rochester, unveiled today a slate of policies aimed at revamping Youth Development in our city. Youth Development is a key component of Evans’ Compact with the Community. These policies would give the youth of Rochester more structure and economic opportunity while preparing them for success in life. Funded by public-private partnership and the funding available from the American Rescue Plan, these policies would help our kids and stimulate the local economy.
Mayoral candidate, and Rochester City Council member, Malik Evans held a press conference Thursday morning where he announced his plans on how to reduce violence in the city, and proposed programs to to expand youth development services.
During a news conference Friday, Rochester mayoral challenger Malik Evans said he intends to run in the general election, no matter the result of the primary election. He’s challenging Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren in the June 22 Democratic primary. Evans will be on the Working Family Party line in the general election.
Malik Evans, Democratic Candidate for Mayor of Rochester, has earned the endorsement of Assemblyman Harry Bronson. Assemblyman Bronson is the current chair of the Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry and was former chair of the Labor Committee in the New York State Assembly.
Malik Evans, a Rochester City Council member who is challenging Mayor Lovely Warren in the Democratic primary in a bid to unseat her, has secured the endorsement of the Working Families Party, guaranteeing him a spot on the November ballot.
AFSCME Council 66 and CSEA 1000, whom together represent over 60,000 members in the Western New York region, informed Rochester Mayoral Candidate Malik Evans that he has earned their endorsement for Mayor of the City of Rochester. A joint endorsement from Council 66 and CSEA has never occurred in the history of the City of Rochester.
Today was a sad day for the City of Rochester as we heard that the Grand Jury has decided not to indict the officers involved in the death of Daniel Prude. This is another chapter in a story that African Americans and all Americans for that matter, hear too often; A black man’s life was lost while in police custody.
If Rochester voters are expecting a heated, relentless exchange of barbs during the Democratic mayoral primary, they’re not going to get it. City Council member Malik Evans, who threw his name into the ring last month as Mayor Lovely Warren seeks a third term, says he will not engage in that type of fight.
The theme of our campaign is “Building Bridges,” which is why we decided to avoid the divisiveness of internal Democratic Party politics by choosing not to participate in the Democratic Designation process. I admire and respect the hard work of committee members who bring our Democratic values to the neighborhood level, and I am incredibly humbled to have received such a significant number of write-in votes. I look forward to bringing our message of unity to the Democratic voters who will decide the party nominee in the Democratic primary this June. Our party and elected leadership must come together and focus on the needs of our citizens and our City.
Adapting an image of the Frederick Douglass-Susan B. Anthony Bridge for the logo on his campaign website and as a metaphor for his message, Malik Evans announced he is running for mayor on a pledge to bridge divides.
Rochester City Councilman Malik Evans has announced plans to run for mayor of Rochester. In a campaign video, Evans, a Democrat, says that he is running on a pledge of "Building Bridges," vowing to 'mend the gulfs that have separated our communities for too long.'
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren has a challenger from within the ranks of City Council in this year’s mayoral election. City Council member Malik Evans announced in a campaign video on Monday night that he will enter the 2021 mayoral race.
City Councilman and one-time City School Board President Malik Evans announced he is running for mayor — entering the race as the most formidable challenger to Mayor Lovely Warren's bid for a third term.
Today Rochester City Council Member Malik Evans announced in a campaign video (malikevans.org), that he will enter the 2021 Mayoral Race. Running on a pledge of “Building Bridges,” Evans vowed to mend the gulfs that have separated our communities for too long.
We talk with Rochester City Council member Malik Evans about a number of issues: the city's budget; the impact of the pandemic on the region; and how to support local businesses during the reopening process.