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White Plains Holds Election For Ex-Mayor Bradley’s Successor

White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley and his wife Fumiko - File / Photo: Adam Bradley for Mayor

White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley and his wife Fumiko (credit: Adam Bradley for Mayor)

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Voters in a major New York City suburb may be hoping that the next mayor they elect has a less eventful term than the last one.

WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi: Ready, Set, Vote!

A special election was being held Thursday in White Plains to fill the vacancy left by Mayor Adam Bradley. He was arrested in February 2010, and found guilty of attempted assault, harassment and criminal contempt in December.

Acting state Supreme Court Justice Susan Capeci criticized the former mayor for continuing to claim that he was the victim in the case but she said she was taking into account his clean record.

Bradley could’ve faced a year behind bars.

Among the candidates were Democrat Tom Roach, the Common Council president who stepped in as acting mayor when Bradley resigned.

The Republican candidate was Bob Hyland, a former New York Giants player who owns a restaurant in White Plains.

Glen Hockley, a former Democratic council member, was running on the People Over Politics line.

Bradley was to permanently stay away from his estranged wife. The two were in the process of getting a divorce. They have two young daughters.

White Plains is a major office and retail center 22 miles north of Manhattan that has about 60,000 residents.

White Plains voters, whom do you back among the three candidates? Leave a comment below…

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