23-year-old college student to run for Yonkers City Council

A 23-year-old college student is throwing his name into the hat to become the next Yonkers City Council representative in the 3rd District.

Lamont Badru says he's been waiting for change to come to his southwest Yonkers neighborhood for too long.

The Democrat made the announcement in front of friends and family on Groshon Avenue Thursday evening.

Badru says he?s giving up a semester at Lehman College in the Bronx for the campaign. He says that he wants to see some buildings turned into community centers and he's already been involved in the fight for affordable housing and battling community violence.

The seat is being vacated by Yonkers Councilwoman Joan Gronowski (D-District 3). Badru is running against Democrat Michael Sabatino, who has been active on the Yonkers Committee for Smart Development, the city's Human Rights Commission and the River Community Coalition.

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