Most of the races for Upstate big city mayors were not competitive, with the exception of Binghamton.  (See results below.)  The biggest surprise last Tuesday came in the Erie County Legislature, where voters elected a Republican majority for the first time since 1977.


Albany Mayor– Democrat Kathy Sheehan, who currently serves as city Treasurer, was elected to succeed twenty-year incumbent Jerry Jennings, a Democrat.


Binghamton Mayor — Republican Rich David defeated Democrat Teri Rennia, 53 percent to 47 percent, to succeed Democrat Matt Ryan, who did not run for a third term.


Buffalo Mayor — two-term incumbent Democrat Byron Brown was easily re-elected for a third term.


Rochester Mayor — Democrat Lovely Warren was elected Mayor.


Syracuse Mayor– incumbent Democrat Stephanie Miner was easily re-elected for a second term.