‘You ain’t seen nothing yet.’ Yonkers mayor promises city’s best days are ahead

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One of the biggest winners of Vote 2019 was the mayor of Westchester’s largest city.

Mike Spano easily cruised to a third term in office. He spoke to News 12 to discuss what’s in store for the city over the next four years.

Tuesday evening may have lacked suspense, but it was packed with plenty of emotion for Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano. He celebrated his first election night victory without his political hero by his side – his late father, former Westchester County Clerk Leonard Spano.

The two-term Democrat was considered a shoe-in, and in the end it wasn't even close. Spano dealt his opponent, GOP businessman Mario de Giorgio, a crushing defeat.

Spano had made the case to voters that the City of Hills is booming, with billions of dollars of economic development and more big projects on the way - like the MGM casino and Lionsgate film studios.

He promised the city's best days are still ahead.

“You ain't seen nothing yet! You think Yonkers has reached its potential? Hell no!,” says Spano.

After his fiery speech, he spoke to News 12 and admitted the city’s biggest challenge is coming up with the money to save Yonkers' overcrowded, underfunded and aging public schools.

“We are going to continue to try and drive the message to Albany. The message is very simple. You have rebuilt Buffalo, you are rebuilding Syracuse. You are rebuilding Rochester. It’s time to rebuild Yonkers schools,” he said.

The voters made it clear Tuesday night. They believe Spano is on the right track and the best person to lead Yonkers into the future.

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