Mt. Vernon mayoral candidates square off in primary debate

Four Mount Vernon mayoral candidates squared off during a debate in the News 12 Westchester studio today.

Both the current mayor, Clinton Young, and his predecessor, Ernie Davis, are being challenged by City Councilman Yhanna Edwards and City Comptroller Maureen Walker.

During the debate, the candidates laid out how they intend to deal with an increase in violent crime. Young says he took on crime as soon as he took office.

All four also took credit for trying to clean up corruption in City Hall.

There is no Republican running for mayor of Mount Vernon, so the winner of the primary is virtually guaranteed election in November.

Mayoral race in Mount Vernon gets heated

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