In a video, Councilwoman Delia Farquharson addresses her petitions, the letter she received from the Board of Elections, Chairman Reginald Lafayette’s conflict of interest and what she feels is an attempt to keep her off the ballot in the June 25th Democratic Primary for Mayor of Mount Vernon. Farquahrson announces in the video that she will continue collecting signatures, she intends to make the ballot and she intends to win the 2019 Mount Vernon Mayoral Race. [See video Below]
If elected Councilwoman Farquharson would make history as the first female elected mayor in the city. If she does make the ballot Councilwoman Farquharson will face Mayor Richard W. Thomas, Council President Andre Wallace, former Mount Vernon Planning Commissioner Shawyn Patterson-Howard, former Mayor Ernest Davis, former Mount Vernon Police Commissioner and 2017 City Council Candidate Clyde Isley (Mount Vernon City Democratic Committee Nominee), and jail attendant Carlo Jean-Baptiste, Sr in the upcoming Democratic Primary in June.
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