Amicone to be the next Yonkers mayor
Republican Deputy Mayor Phil Amicone has defeated Democrat Joe Farmer in the Yonkers mayoral race. Amicone won with 50 percent of the vote, Farmer had 40 percent and Mike Spano, running for the Indpendence party, had 7 percent of the vote.
Thanks and congratulations continued the day after Election Day as Yonkers Mayor-Elect Phil Amicone returned to the office of deputy mayor, a job he's held for the last seven years.
Amicone says one of his priorities is dealing with the proposed minor league baseball stadium. He says it's a project that will improve the downtown Getty Square area and bring in new revenues, as well as entertainment.
Education was also a big issue in the campaign. Specifically the multi-million dollar yearly deficits that put the school system in turmoil. Amicone said he wants to continue to rebuild the school system and told the people of Yonkers "he'll continue to serve them the way they should be served."
Democrat Joe L. Farmer, a former schools superintendent, was hoping to become Yonkers' first black mayor. Farmer's campaign received a boost from former President Clinton who left phone messages for thousands of voters. Farmer's campaign still came up short.
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