Thomas S. Richards
Mr. Richards served as Rochester mayor from April 11, 2011 to December 31, 2013. He was sworn in as mayor after a special election decided who would succeed former Mayor Robert J. Duffy, who became Lieutenant Governor. Mr. Richards stepped into the Mayor’s office after serving more than four years as Corporation Counsel and two months as Deputy Mayor. In his previous roles, Mayor Richards oversaw the sale of the fast ferry and the termination of costly long-term leases for the Port Terminal building and with the Toronto Port Authority.