John Lightfoot, who represents the city of Rochester as a Monroe County Legislator and Jose Cruz, Vice President of the Rochester City School Board, are challenging Gantt.
Lightfoot says Albany has stunted job growth through red tape regulations--something he pledges to change. Cruz says that voters tell him that their number one priority is the economy.
On Friday, Gantt received the endorsement of Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Polls are open on Thursday from noon to 9 o'clock.