Democrat Stephanie Miner won her bid for Syracuse mayor Tuesday, becoming the first female elected to the city's top job.
"For all of you who convince girls to believe in their dreams I want to tell you that you have somebody who has profound thanks for that and the impact you have on young girls lives is very profound and I am standing here today because of women like you who believed in that."
Miner won 50 percent of the vote against Republican Steve Kimatian and Conservative Otis Jennings.
When asked if Miner would consider hiring any of her rivals she said, "I'm looking for as many creative people as I can find, people who are passionate about the city of Syracuse and have ideas about how to move the city forward."
Miner, who is a common councilor, says her priority after taking office will be economic development and quality of of life issues.