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Tasha Diaz Wins Yonkers District 3 City Council Race; Shanae Williams and Mayor Spano win re-election

PBP Radio Show host AJ Woodson and Tasha Diaz after the interview [Black Westchester]

Yonkers – Political newcomer Tasha Diaz overwhelming wins the 2019 Democratic Primary for Yonkers City Council District 3, decisively defeating the party nominee former City Councilman Dennis Robertson and another newcomer Olasubomi Macauley. Diaz garnered 774 votes (51%) to Robertson’s 473 votes (18%) and Macaulay’s 270 votes (18%) for the privilege to serve District 3 in the Yonkers City Council proving the people were ready for someone new and not another recycled politician.

“I want to thank Black Westchester and People Before Politics Radio, AJ Woodson, Damon K. Jones, Dr. Bob and the Honorable Lorraine Lopez for their endorsement,” Diaz shares with Black Westchester. “I truly want to thank all who volunteered, campaigned and voted for me to serve the 3rd District of Yonkers in the City Council. I could not have done it without all of you, I am both humbled and honored and look forward to serving my district!”

Tasha Diaz – a People Before Politics Radio Show co-host – is well known for her position as the Jefferson Terrace Tenants’ Association President but also because of the community outreach programs, she has started over the years. She has worked with vendors to provide food to the homeless and hungry in Yonkers and the surrounding cities. Most recently, she partnered with FedEx to provide over 300 toys to underserved kids.

Councilwoman Shanae Williams and Tasha Diaz at Castle Royale May 2019 [Black Westchester]

Along with Tasha, Councilwoman Shanae Williams defeated Democratic nominee Terrance Miller 57% to 43% for re-election in District 1. Williams was also endorsed by Black Westchester and called right after the results came in to thank us for our support.

Victories by Diaz and Williams shows 2019 is also the year of the woman, continuing the trend from the 2018 Midterm election. The other major victory was Mayor Mike Spano – another Black Westchester nominee – who won to serve his third term by an overwhelming 75% of the vote.

Black Westchester congratulates Tasha Diaz, Shanae Williams and Mayor Mike Spano for their victories.


About AJ Woodson (2369 Articles)
AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company. AJ is a Father, Brother, Author, Writer, Journalism Fellow, Rapper, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian and A Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale,,, Rolling Out Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine and several others.
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