City Councilman Malik Evans has announced he is running for mayor of Rochester. Evans, a former City School Board President is challenging Mayor Lovely Warren’ in her bid for a third term.
“We must build bridges in our community,” Evans said in a pre-recorded video posted to YouTube. “And this starts by building trust and transparency at City Hall.” Also reportedly running is Mohamed Mohamed, (aka Mohamed Squared and Abdul Bounds, a community activist .
The Warren campaign issued the following statement in the wake of evans announcement: “We’ve prepared for this moment. All over the country unfortunately it’s been our brothers that have been first in line to take on sisters. The powers that be playbook hasn’t changed since the days of slavery. We know our ancestors are looking down upon us and asking…when will our people learn.