Voting under way in Yonkers mayoral primaries

Voters are turning out in Westchester's largest city to narrow down the field of candidates for the office of mayor in Yonkers.

There are six candidates running to replace Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone who cannot run again due to the city's term limits law.

In the Democratic primary, businessman Robert Flower is facing current City Council President Chuck Lesnick and Assemblyman Mike Spano.

Flower voted this morning with his wife and says he ran a good and clean race. Lesnick also voted with his wife and daughter and says he is ready to lead the city.

Assemblyman Mike Spano has the Democratic Party's support and says he wants to make some changes as mayor.

On the Republican side, former City Councilman Carlo Calvi is challenging former City Council President Richard Martinelli and current 5th District Councilman John Murtagh.

Murtagh holds the endorsement of the Republican Party. Martinelli and Calvi will both still be on the ballot in November if they lose because they are on the Conservative and Independent lines, respectively.

News 12 will have special live coverage when the polls close at 9 p.m. tonight.

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