Mayor Lovely Warren lost to fellow Democrat Malik Evans in the Rochester, New York, primary on Tuesday following the city’s police force resigning under her leadership in 2020.
Evans received 66 percent of the voter following the unpopular moves by Warren in a case involved Daniel Prude that led to the resignation of the entire command staff.
“Today we may have not won the race, but this is not over yet,” Warren said in a victory speech, according to RochesterFirst.com.
“My journey isn’t over yet. The best is yet to come. So I thank you all for your support. I want to thank the Lovely team because you all stood there 100%.
“We may think today was about an ending, but today was about a new beginning for me, for my daughter, for our family — and I truly want to thank each and every one of you,” he added.
A New York Times report also noted Warren had been indicted on two felony charges related to campaign finance.
In addition, Warren’s home was investigated in May related to actions involving her husband who was arrested with drug and gun charges, according to the Daily Wire.
Evans is likely to win against his Republican candidate in November. Despite Warren’s loss, the city remains highly Democrat, giving Evans an advantage in the upcoming mayoral battle.