Yonkers teacher Margaret Fountain-Coleman announces mayoral candidacy

If elected mayor, Fountain-Coleman said she would address living costs and ensure that Yonkers is a more affordable place to live for all people.

News 12 Staff

Jan 15, 2023, 9:30 PM

Updated 498 days ago

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A Yonkers teacher announced her candidacy on Sunday for mayor.
Margaret Fountain-Coleman made the announcement that she'd be running for office at the Yonkers Veterans Memorial.
If elected mayor, she said she would address living costs and ensure that Yonkers is a more affordable place to live for all people.
"We have African American people who cannot remain and people of color who cannot remain in their homes because of escalations of rental costs, affordable cost of living...We're going to get that legislation passed. It is going to be signed off by me so that people can truly live here in Yonkers and have quality housing, decent and quality housing," she said.
Fountain-Coleman also stressed the importance of building up education and investing in the city's schools.
Democrat Fountain-Coleman is the first major candidate to contest incumbent Mayor Mike Spano in 2023.


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