Spano, Murtagh set to face off for Yonkers mayor

After heated primaries to be the next mayor of Yonkers, Democrats selected state Assemblyman Mike Spano and Republicans selected Councilman John Murtagh for the general election.

Current Mayor Phil Amicone is term-limited and cannot run again.

Spano, who had received the endorsement of the Democratic Party heading into the primary, says he wants to make major changes to the city and work toward long-term planning to avoid the frequent crisis and drama that has plagued the city, especially regarding education.

On the Republican side, Murtagh, who had received the endorsement by the Republican Party, said he plans to turn Yonkers back into an affordable place to live with great schools and safe streets.

Voters will head back to the polls in the general election on Nov. 8.

WC Primary Vote 2011 - Complete Election Results

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