City Council president joins race for Yonkers mayor

Yonkers City Council President Chuck Lesnick officially announced his campaign for Yonkers mayor today.

In the video, Lesnick touted his role in securing federal funding for the downtown waterfront area, an area that city officials hope will breathe new life into the community.

Lesnick, who has served two terms as city council president, says that he has the clout and the knowledge to pull Yonkers out of its current economic slump. Lesnick will likely have to face off in a primary battle against Assemblyman Mike Spano, rumored to be a potential Democratic candidate for mayor. Spano has not officially announced any plans to run.

Running on the Republican ticket are Councilman John Murtagh, and former City Council President Richard Martinelli.

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