Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh Files Independent Nominating Petitions in his Bid for Reelection

The Walsh Campaign submitted more than 2,500 signatures to create an independent line on the Syracuse mayoral ballot in November

With over 2,500 signatures – more than three times the number required by state election law – Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh has formally filed independent nominating petitions with the Onondaga Board of Elections to gain ballot access in the general election. The Walsh campaign submitted 612 petitions containing 2,538 signatures to the Board of Elections on Tuesday.

Along with volunteers, Walsh personally knocked on doors in every ward in the city to speak with residents and collect signatures. “To all of the residents and families I met over the past month, thank you for sharing your stories. You inspire me,” Mayor Walsh said.

Walsh, who was elected in 2017 as the first independent mayor of Syracuse in more than 100 years, will once again appear on the Independence line after being endorsed by the party earlier this year. The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 2.