Democrats fight for party's nomination in Yonkers mayoral race
The sparks flew as the four candidates fighting for the Democratic Party's nomination in the Yonkers mayoral race engaged in a heated debate Thursday night. The main issues included the baseball stadium proposal, community policing, and especially school funding. All the candidates agreed that changes have to be made in Yonkers Public Schools.The Democratic hopefuls include former school superintendent Joe Farmer, Public Works Commissioner John Liszewski, Yonkers Democratic Chairwoman Pauline Galvin, and Sam Borrelli, a 6th Ward Democratic leader.There is currently a Republican majority on the city council, but registered Democrats in Yonkers outnumber Republicans almost two to one. In addition to the four Democrats looking to become mayor, there are three Republican candidates.Primary elections will be held Tuesday, September 9.