Malik Evans won the 2021 Rochester mayoral race. (EMC file photo)

Malik Evans won the 2021 Rochester mayoral race. (EMC file photo)

Hispanic candidates elected to city council, county legislature

The 2021 general election took place Nov. 2, and below are results for some of the races in Monroe County.

In the City of Rochester, there were elections for mayor, Rochester City Council and Rochester Commissioner of Schools. There also were general elections for Monroe County Court Judge as well as the Monroe County Legislature.

Running unopposed for mayor was Democratic nominee Malik Evans, who became mayor elect after his victory against incumbent Mayor Lovely A. Warren during the primary elections in June. Evans is set to be sworn in on Jan. 1, 2022.

There were 11 candidates competing to fill five at-large seats on the nine-seat city council. The five elected were Democratic primary winners Kim Smith, Miguel Meléndez Jr., Stanley Martin, Mitch Gruber and Willie Lightfoot.

In the general election for Monroe County Legislature, the winners in the districts representing the City of Rochester were:

  • 4th Legislative District: Frank Allkofer, who ran against Democratic representative Miriam Rivera.
  • 22nd Legislative District: Mercedes Vazquez-Simmons
  • 26th Legislative District: Orlando Rivera in a close race won by only 78 votes against Democratic representative Yversha Roman.

For a full list of the county’s general election winners, visit

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