Joe Nicoletti Calls for Party Unity as he Suspends Campaign and Announces Support for Juanita Perez Williams

Monday, September 18, 2017, is a day of unity for Joe Nicoletti for a Better Syracuse, the Working Families Party, and Juanita for Mayor.

Joe Nicoletti and Ken Warner, Upstate Region Political Director of the Working Families Party, endorse Democratic nominee Juanita Perez Williams for Mayor of the City of Syracuse.

Juanita Perez Williams

After taking a few days of reflection since the 2017 Mayoral Primary, Nicoletti said, “The voters have spoken and have chosen Juanita to carry our Democratic message forward to November. After discussions with the Working Families Party, we believe it is vital that we unite with Juanita to ensure that the Working Families Party and the Democratic Party’s values and ideals are carried into City Hall.  There is only one way to accomplish this, and that is, we must stand together as united Democrats for Syracuse.  Therefore, today I call upon all those who supported me to join me in endorsing and supporting Juanita Perez Williams for Mayor.   As of today, I am suspending my campaign and will work to ensure that Juanita becomes our next Mayor.”

Ken Warner, Upstate Region Political Director of the Working Families Party said, “The Working Families Party has been extremely proud to stand by its support of Joe Nicoletti … a great friend and a great candidate. But today, we remember what John F. Kennedy once told us that: ‘Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.’ And so today, we are equally proud to stand with Joe in our endorsement of Juanita Perez Williams to be the next Mayor of this great City of Syracuse.”

Juanita Perez Williams said, “I accept with gratitude the endorsement of the Working Families Party whose commitment to advocating for well-paying jobs that sustain families is aligned with my own closely held values.  I am further honored to receive the endorsement of my former opponent, Syracuse Common Councilor Joe Nicoletti.   Joe has been a dedicated public servant and active citizen over his four decades in public life.  He deserves our appreciation for his service and his deep dedication to the City he loves.”