Mayor Warren expected to announce re-election bid Monday night

Mayor Warren expected to announce re-election bid Monday night

Overview

Mayor Lovely Warren is expected to announce her re-election campaign Monday night.

The mayor is expected to appear at Brue Coffee on Genesee Street to make the announcement this evening. She was elected in 2013, after a surprising defeat of former Mayor Tom Richards in the Democratic primary.

Mayor Warren faces two opponents in the Democratic primary: James Sheppard and Rachel Barnhart. Sheppard stepped down as Rochester police chief after Mayor Warren was elected. He current holds office in the county legislature, representing the 23rd district.

Barnhart, a former television journalist, ran for state Assembly last year, but failed to defeat incumbent Harry Bronson in the primary for the 138th district.

Green Party candidate Alex White also announced his mayoral bid last week.