With 72.9% of Votes Claimed on Election Day, Sorace Outlines Goals for Second Term
LANCASTER, PA — With polls closed and 100% of precincts reporting, Mayor Danene Sorace leads her opponent 4,265 to 1,580, and is projected to win the race for Mayor of the City of Lancaster.
“I am truly grateful to the voters of Lancaster City for giving me the opportunity to stand here like I did in 2017 as your mayor-elect,” said Mayor Sorace. “There is something about a second term — I’ve been through this before, and there is a fight within me that is going to give me a different kind of voice and perspective through these next four years.”
Today’s result proves Lancaster City believes in Mayor Sorace’s vision of building a stronger, more equitable city block by block. During her speech to supporters on election night, Sorace brought up to the stage members of her Executive Leadership Team, emphasizing that the goals and vision she set out to achieve during her first term were made possible by the team who shares her vision. This work includes affordable housing, addressing the ongoing economic recovery for the city’s business community, community and police engagement, financial sustainability, good governance, and more.
“I am particularly proud of one accomplishment, and that is my Executive Leadership Team. It is this group of dedicated public servants who said yes to the vision, yes to shared success and disappointments, and yes to doing the work, some of which has never been done and for which no playbook could be found. Lancaster City, you did not just elect me, you elected us, and we are here doing the work of leading the change that you are all expecting of us,” said Sorace
Sorace reiterated that the work continues, and she, along with her executive team at City Hall, look to what’s to come in the next four years. This includes carrying forward and expanding on the four priorities of her first term: strong neighborhoods, safe streets, secure incomes, and sound government.
“We know that a rising tide lifts all boats — all of them — that is what we are here for, to build a stronger, more equitable Lancaster. For everyone.”
Sorace, 49, was first elected Mayor of the City of Lancaster in 2017. She previously served on Lancaster City Council where she chaired the Finance Committee. Before becoming Mayor, she worked in the non-profit sector to advance public health, education, and sustainability.