The 2023 general election cycle is here. Although many races are virtually uncontested, Yonkers continues its tradition of showcasing many more hard-fought races as well.
The numbers below are not yet official!
Numbers are percentages of vote total.
Mayor of Yonkers
Incumbent Mayor Mike Spano is on track to win by roughly the same party registration ratio that exists in the city after City Council Member Anthony Merante’s gambit to restore term limits fails to garner the cross-over support needed for a victory.
Mike Spano (D)
Anthony Merante (R, Restore Term Limits)
Allison Abramson (WFP)
City Council District 1
While still on the ballot, Shatika Parker did not campaign and ensures this seat passes to Deana Robinson; who is the legislative aide to the current council member, Shanae Williams.
Deana Robinson (D)
Shatika Parker (WFP)
City Council District 3
Working Families Party candidate Hector Santiago rarely campaigned for the general election after being knocked off the Democratic primary ballot. Therefore, Majority Leader Tasha Diaz is expected to win re-election by a resounding margin.
Tasha Diaz (D)
Hector Santiago (WFP)
City Council District 5
12-year incumbent City Council member Mike Breen defeated his primary challenger Ron Schutte by 13 votes. However, a small write-in campaign for Schutte developed in the wake of that shockingly close election.
Note that the write-in’s will not be reported on election night.
Mike Breen (R, CON)
Ron Schutte (write-in)
County Legislator District 14
Alvarado has served seven non-consecutive terms on the Westchester Board of Legislators. He became the Majority Leader of that body after Christopher Johnson resigned over a housing scandal in July. His Republican challenger was unable to break that long career as a politician.
Jose Alvarado (D, WFP)
Jose Diaz (R, CON)
County Legislator District 15
This rematch was the most contentious campaign of the season. However, Nolan’s incumbency, broad union endorsements, and ardent campaigning secures his second electoral victory.
James Nolan (R, CON)
Ruth Walter (D, WFP)
County Legislator District 16
City Councilmember Shanae Williams defeated Christopher Johnson in the Democratic primary. She has now defeated him again as well as political newcomer, Debbie Kozak. Per the Westchester County rules, she may assume the office after the vote is certified since there is presently an appointee filling a vacancy.
Shanae Williams (D)
Debbie Kozak (R, CON)
Christopher Johnson (WFP)
County Legislator District 17
After his Republican opponent withdrew his name after a voter fraud scandal, incumbent David Tubiolo runs unopposed.
David Tubiolo (D, WFP)
City Court Judge
The two Conservative Democrats secure their victories over the lone Republican.
Arthur Doran III (D, CON)
Nicholas Speranza (R)
Karen Beltran (D, CON)
Below are the percentages to approve these ballot propositions.
Removal of Small City School Districts from Special Constitutional Debt Limitation
Extending Sewage Project Debt Exclusion From Debt Limit