The mayoral race is the most important race in Rochester.
The two candidates running say they know exactly what to do to turn this city around.
Both, at some point, were seen as underdogs during this election.
"Poverty is up, unemployment is up, graduation in our schools are down and crime remains the highest in the state," said Alex White.
White is the Green Party candidate. He says he's running to give voters a choice.
White has been a business owner in the city for 17 years.
"Rochester deserves a lot better than we've been getting from our leaders and we should be the jewel of Western New York, not one of the rust belt cities in decline leading the way to the bottom," he said.
He says has mayor his first thing on his agenda, policing.
"Sheppard's last day will be my first day, because he's bad at his job. The police chief needs to do management and supervision which is not happening," said White.
White says he wants to tackle poverty, education, crime and employment head on.
He believes 10PM plan will do that. He says the plan is about giving kids jobs and keeping them off the streets.
"I think this will really start to make a difference on crime. It will teach kids the value of work and it will be good for increasing graduation rates at our schools," said White.
Holding the other ticket in this campaign, a candidate that could make history as the first woman to lead this city.
"I'm an independent thinker. I have a bachelor's degree in government. I have a law degree. All those things I've earned on my own right and I stand on my own two feet," said Warren.
Lovely Warren who is also City Council President, has already made a believer out of voters when she won the primary election against Mayor Tom Richards. For her, crime, education, and poverty are also top issues.
"We have to go back to a system where we at leas have four neighborhood police stations," said Warren. "I support supporting our school district and our superintendent but I also believe that we need some help. And I would like for us to open up the door to charter schools."
She says working on a plan to help equip people with skills for middle class jobs. But she says turning this city around, is something that can't be done alone.
"No one can look at this seat and look at the city and do it by themselves. It has to be all hands on deck," said Warren.