Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner challenged in election

Alfonso Davis announced on Saturday he will be running for mayor of Syracuse.

Democrat Alfonso Davis is challening Stephanie Miner in the race for mayor of Syracuse.

Davis made the announcement Saturday afternoon. He is planning a democratic primary against Miner, the incumvent mayor.

He is focusing on small businesses as he starts his campain. "Small business is the driving force behind any economical growth," Davis explained. 'When you can stimulate your city and help grow small businesses, your city grows."

Davis previously challenged Mayor Miner for the position during the 2009 democratic primary.