Buffalo wasn't the only upstate New York city where voters were picking winners in primary elections on Tuesday.
In Rochester, Mayor Lovely Warren won the Democratic primary over two challengers, capturing 62 percent of the vote to beat former Rochester police chief James Sheppard, 22 percent, and former journalist Rachel Barnhart, 16 percent, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported.
Warren will run for a second term in the November general election against Sheppard, who will be on the Working Families and Independence lines, Republican Tony Micciche, Green Party candidate Alex White and the People's Party's Lori Thomas.
In Syracuse, where Mayor Stephanie Miner can't run for again because of term limits, Juanita Perez-Williams, the city's former corporation counsel, won 52 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary to beat longtime politician Joe Nicoletti, 34 percent, and Martin Masterpol, a former councilor, 10 percent, according to unofficial totals from the Onondaga County Board of Elections.
In recent elections, the winner of the Democratic mayoral primary in Syracuse has won the general election. Perez-Williams will face off in November against Ben Walsh, the son of former Republican Congressman Jim Walsh, who will be on two minor party ballot lines.