Voters head to polls for Primary Day
Voters will be casting their ballots in a number of primaries throughout the Hudson Valley today.
One of the biggest races is in the city of Yonkers, where six candidates are vying to replace Mayor Phil Amicone. Amicone cannot run again because of 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.
There is also a three-way Republican primary for the mayor's office in Yonkers. Former City Councilman Carlo Calvi is facing former City Council President Richard Martinelli and current 5th District Councilman John Murtagh.
In Mount Vernon, the winner of the Democratic primary will actually decide who becomes the next mayor in that city since there are no Republican candidates. Former mayor Ernie Davis is back in the political arena running against Comptroller Maureen Walker and Councilman Yuhanna Edwards. The candidates are facing incumbent Mayor Clinton Young.
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