Three candidates to battle for Yonkers mayor in November

Just one day after the biggest Yonkers primary day in years, the November ballot takes shape.

The primary race for Yonkers mayor started with three Republican and four Democratic candidates, but was quickly narrowed to three.

Deputy Mayor Philip Amicone won the his party's nomination for Yonkers mayor, defeating state Assemblyman Mike Spano (R-Yonkers) and City Council President Vincenza Restiano. But although he lost, Spano announced he would be running in November on the Conservative and Independence Party lines.

In the Democratic race, former school superintendent Joseph Farmer beat out John Liszewski and former Yonkers Democratic Chairwoman Pauline Galvin.

Farmer, who stands to become the first African-American mayor in the history of Yonkers, thanked voters for selecting him. He said voters must consider their choices now and decide who can lead the city.

All three candidates say they plan to focus their campaign efforts on education, taxes, and economic development.

Click here for the complete list of primary results.

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