MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Mount Vernon Judge Nichelle Johnson thanked her constituents on Wednesday after her overwhelming victory over challenger Tamika Coverdale in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary.
Johnson, who was appointed to her position by Mayor Richard Thomas earlier this year, easily won the primary, receiving 3,031 (71 percent) of the vote against Coverdale’s 1,242 (29 percent) votes. In total, 4,273 people made their way to the polls.
On Tuesday, the Committee To Elect Judge Nichelle Johnson, which has been advocating on her behalf for weeks, thanked the campaign’s supporters for the “overwhelming margin” of victory, noting that there is work to be done before the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
“We cannot thank you enough for the work so many of you did - going across neighborhoods to knock on doors and put up yard signs,” they said in a statement. “Thanks for making phone calls, hosting events, donating funds and convincing friends and family to go vote. Your donations, support, prayers, efforts, time and commitment to the campaign are applauded.”