The cheers started early at the German House's Zeppa Bistro Auditorium.
"I am so excited. I am so thankful. To God be the glory and also for the citizens of Rochester for coming out and voting today," said City Council President Lovely Warren, D-Rochester.
Warren's victory may have been unexpected for most, but as her campaign motto says, supporters and volunteers have believed in her this entire time.
"I am excited. I knew that she would win. I knew that the Lord would bring her through," said Ruth Brooks Ward.
About 200 Warren supporters celebrated the night away.
Councilmember Adam McFadden says he believes it was those unaccounted-for voters that helped pull Warren to the front; voters he says candidate Tom Richards' camp ignored.
"I'm willing to bet they ignored voters who typically don't turn out in a primary election. They spent all of their money going after voters who normally turnout," said McFadden.
During Warren's speech, she spoke about some of her political colleagues who did not stand by her during this journey.
Councilmember Loretta Scott, who also won Tuesday night's primary, had this to say about the Democratic's Party's relationship moving forward.
"I'm an endorsed Democrat. We are who we are. We are still Democrats. We are family. We get along sometimes, and sometimes we don't. We'll be fine," said Scott.