Mt. Vernon Democratic mayoral primary to likely decide next mayor
After all the ballots are counted tomorrow in the primaries, Mount Vernon will likely know who will be their next mayor with no opposition challenge expected in the general election.
Right now four democratic candidates are vying for the job.
Incumbent Mayor Clinton Young feels confident about the primary, saying he has stayed focused on developing the city and reducing crime. He is also endorsed by the Democratic Party.
Running against Young is former Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis, who says he felt compelled by the residents to get back into the political arena. He says his goal is to reduce crime, citing six murders in the city this year alone.
City Comptroller Maureen Walker is also a contender. In a debate, hosted by News 12, she too took issue with the current level of crime in the city, urging the community to be more involved in crime prevention.
City Councilman Yuhanna Edwards is also seeking to become mayor and has been actively campaigning ahead of the vote tomorrow.
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