Lesnick, Castro-Blanco face off in debate

The candidates for Yonkers City Council president squared off Tuesday in a debate sponsored by the city's Chamber of Commerce.

Incumbent Chuck Lesnick, a Democrat, is hoping to hold off a challenge from Republican Jim Castro-Blanco. Both candidates addressed questions about the economy, public safety and gang violence.

The City Council president election is the only citywide race being put before voters this year.

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