Ex-Mt. Vernon mayor looks for return ticket to City Hall
A surprising primary outcome has made for an interesting Election Day in Mount Vernon with former Mayor Ernie Davis poised to make a return to City Hall.
Voters in Mount Vernon are casting their votes today in the mayoral race between Davis and city Comptroller Maureen Walker. Walker, who is running on the Conservative line against the Democrat, is hoping to add another title to her resume. However, Davis is looking to make a resilient return and reclaim his title after corruption convictions tarnished his administration.
Fellow Democrat Clinton Young, who ousted Davis four years ago, says its time for the city to be pulled together, not apart. He said the city needs jobs and economic development to attract the outside world.
Young was defeated by Davis in the Democratic primary.