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Yonkers, One Last Look At Your Candidates Before The Primary

Yonkers – With just four days left until the Democratic Primary which will be held on Tuesday, September 12th, we wanted to give you one last look at the candidates from the individual and collective interviews, forums, and debates we did on the People Before Politics Show. At this point, most people know who it is they are going to cast their ballot for, but for those still undecided and those who haven’t had a chance to hear from all the candidates, Yonkers here are your candidates.

One of the most publicized races is the tightly contested race for the 17th District County Legislator Seat. Where incumbent Virginia Perez and her opponent who would like to unseat her, Mr. London Reyes will be fighting it out until the very last minute. Courtesy of the Yonkers Voice, here is a video of the most anticipated debate of the 2017 Local Election happen today ” Virginia Perez vs London Reyes ”
The People of Yonkers here are your candidates, watch the video below and choose wisely.

The next seat up for grabs will be for County Legislator Ken Jenkins’ successor for the 16th District County Legislator seat. You have four candidates, City Councilman Christopher A. Johnson, Carmen Gomez Goldberg, Symra Brandon and Nicole Benjamin. Each candidate has appeared separately on the People Before Politics Radio Show and three of the candidates came back for a debate (Smyra Brandon was unable to make it due to a schedule conflict). below are links to all the shows.

People Before Politics Radio – Episode 129 – Nicole Benjamin 

People Before Politics Radio – Episode 132 – Carmen Gomez Goldberg

People Before Politics Radio – Episode 133 – Councilman Christopher A. Johnson

People Before Politics Radio – Episode 134 – Symra Brandon

People Before Politics Radio – Episode 137 The 16th District County Legislator Debate

Now that you’ve gotten another chance to check out all the candidates, we hope it will help you make a more informed choice on Sept 12th.

County Legislator seat is available because he is running in the Democratic Primary for the right to face Rob Astorino for the County Executive seat against State Senator George Latimer. Both candidates came through the People Before Politics Radio Show to tell us why you should vote for them. Click on the links below to watch.

People Before Politics Radio Episode 125 – State Senator George Latimer

People Before Politics Radio – Episode 128 – Ken Jenkins

Mike Khader is running as a Democrat to challenge Republican  Liam J. McLaughlin (incumbent) for Yonkers City Council President. he stopped by the show, May 28th to tell you why you should vote for him.

People Before Politics Radio Episode 126 – Mike Khader 

Liam McLaughlin is scheduled to come on the show this Sunday, September 10th after a slate of Peekskill Democratic Candidates

Like we said most of you have already made your mind, but we hope for the ones who haven’t we hope this helps you. We can not tell you who to vote for only to vote in this very important election. Every vote counts in 2015 we had a Mount Vernon candidate win by just 40 votes.


About AJ Woodson (2375 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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