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Mount Vernon Mayoral Debate Scheduled For Tuesday

Wartburg will be host to the Democratic primary debate.
Wartburg will be host to the Democratic primary debate. Photo Credit: File

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Wartburg will host the Mt. Vernon Democratic Primary Mayoral Debate Forum on its campus on Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

The six candidates invited to participate are: incumbent Mayor Ernest D. Davis; former Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr.; Senator Ruth-Hassell-Thompson; Comptroller Maureen Walker; City Council Person Richard Thomas; and City Council Person Deborah Reynolds.

“We are pleased to be able to bring such an important event to our campus,” said David Gentner, President and CEO of Wartburg. “The residents of Mount Vernon will benefit from a valuable open forum about the key issues facing the city today. We are excited to provide the venue for the mayoral candidates to express their ideas and strategies that will define their vision for the future of our city.”

The Westchester County Homeowners’ Coalition (WCHC) is sponsoring this civic political event in concert with several community organizations, including: The Mount Chamber of Commerce; the Fleetwood Neighborhood Association; Greater Centennial AME Zion Church; Oakwood Heights Homeowner’s Association; Chester Hill Park Neighborhood Association; Lorraine Terrace Condominiums and Fleetwood Residents.

“The WCHC organization is committed to fellow homeowners and citizens of Mount Vernon to produce a debate platform that will differentiate the quality of the mayoral candidates,” said Derickson K. Lawrence, Chair of WCHC.

The forum will be moderated by FIOS/RNN political commentator Dominic Carter. Seating is limited, so registration on WCHC’s website www.WestchesterCountyHC.org is required from Aug. 17 –20. Doors open at 6 p.m. Early arrival is recommended as the forum will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Question cards for the candidates will be distributed upon arrival, and/or can be submitted online, www.WestchesterCountyHC.org up to 24hrs before the start of the forum.

To ensure greater accessibility, the forum will be shown live at the following viewing locations in Mount Vernon: Greater Centennial 312 South Eighth Avenue; WCC MV Extension 17 South Fifth Avenue; MV Public Library 28 South First Avenue.

The Primary election will be held on Thursday, Sept. 10.

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