GOP's Murtagh enters mayoral race as Spano gets Democratic nod

The pieces in the complex chess game that is the Yonkers mayoral race continue to move, as local Democrats picked the person they want to represent their party and a new Republican announced that he's joining the race.

Republican-turned-Democratic state Assemblyman Mike Spano thanked Yonkers Democratic Party leaders last night for giving him their support in the crowded race for mayor. Spano bested City Council President Chuck Lesnick, businessman Bob Flower and teacher's aide Katherine Brezler, who were also looking for the nod.

Sources tell News 12 Westchester that Spano will likely face a challenger come primary season.

City Councilman John Murtagh officially announced his candidacy yesterday, calling for lower taxes and greater fiscal responsibility in the city. He'll go head-to-head with former City Council President Richard Martinelli tomorrow night at the Republican Party's nominating convention.Yonkers Democrats nominate Spano for mayor

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