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Yonkers Residents Hit The Polls To Pick New Mayor

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Mike Spano, Carlo Calvi, John Murtagh (file / credit: Mike Spano for Mayor, Calvi for Mayor, Citizens for Murtagh)

Mike Spano, Carlo Calvi, John Murtagh (file / credit: Mike Spano for Mayor, Calvi for Mayor, Citizens for Murtagh)

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YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Three candidates hoping to get the mayoral seat in Yonkers are making a final push for votes as residents hit the polls Tuesday.

Democrat Mike Spano, Republican John Murtagh and Independent Carlo Calvi all agree the city is in the midst of a fiscal crisis.

“We need to clean our fiscal house, we need to educate our children, we need to provide for adequate policing and public safety,” Spano told 1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan. “Whatever the outcome is today, we ran a very positive race. It’s a race about the issues, it’s a race about moving Yonkers forward.”

1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan with the candidates

Murtagh said the issues for the people of Yonkers are simple.

“They want safe streets, they want good neighborhoods, they want great schools and most of all they want a leader and a government they can trust,” he said. “They’re excited about my campaign and they know we’re headed for better things in Yonkers.”

Calvi said his campaign has a specific plan for the city and that the other candidates’ plan is “only the rhetoric that comes out of their mouth on any given day.”

“Murtagh represents the status-quo and Spano represents Albany dysfunction, which obviously no one wants” Murtagh said.

All of the candidates are elected officials or were at one point.

Spano is a state Assemblyman, Murtagh is currently on the city council and Calvi is a former city councilman and county legislator.

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