Former Mayor Ernie Davis wins new term in Mount Vernon
Former Democratic mayor Ernie Davis has beaten Conservative Party opponent Maureen Walker to win the Mount Vernon mayoral race.
Mayor-elect Davis formerly served as mayor from 1996 through 2007 before being defeated by current Mayor Clinton Young, Jr. amid allegations of corruption. Davis was never charged with any wrongdoing and left the mayor's office under a dark cloud.
While many residents turned out to vote to return him to office, some are concerned that he hasn't changed from his old ways.
"He made a mistake," says resident Joseph Washington. "Why give him another chance to make a mistake again."
Davis says his plans for his new term include a cultural gallery, community center and new sports facilities.
For Ernie Davis' victory speech in the Mount Vernon mayoral race go to Channel 612 on your iO Digital Cable Box and select iO Extra.
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