Former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner has selected a Republican mayor from Westchester County to run as her running mate in her independent bid for governor.

Miner will run with Pelham Mayor Michel Volpe on the Serve America Movement ticket.

Miner, a Democrat and former mayor of Syracuse, said in a statement on Monday the ticket will help “build a new movement around shared principles, and return civil discourse and rational public policy to state government.”

“Michael is a true public servant who has demonstrated real leadership by listening to his community and following-through with nonpartisan solutions,” Miner said. “I am honored that Michael has joined our effort and am excited for the rest of New York to get to know my friend and partner in this endeavor.”

Miner selection of a Republican to run for lieutenant governor may be eyebrow-raising to some, considering she is a former state Democratic Committee co-chair. But her campaign has sought to strike a bipartisan, moderate balance when it comes to its platform.

“When I first ran for office, I did so in a way that transcended party politics,” said Volpe. “What I quickly learned is that real people didn’t care about partisan labels – they just want honest, transparent, reliable government.”

Volpe is not the only Westchester County resident on a gubernatorial ticket. Republican Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro is running with former Rye Councilwoman Julie Killian.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, of course, lives in the Westchester County town of New Castle.