Updated: 11/06/2013 10:13 AM
Created: 11/05/2013 10:38 PM WHEC.com
A historic night in the race for Rochester mayor. Democratic candidate Lovely Warren has won the race by 55% of the vote beating out current mayor Tom Richards and Green Party candidate Alex White.
At some points, it was pretty close between Lovely Warren and current mayor Tom Richards.
Warren made history by becoming the first woman to be mayor.
Tom Richards statement
"I want to congratulate Lovely Warren on her victory tonight. We have already begun work on the transition and I have instructed Senior staff--and I'm asking all City employees to do whatever it takes to ensure a smooth and cooperative transition process. The job of mayor goes far beyond a single individual. It's now time for the entire community to come together and support the new Mayor and continue working to make our City great."