Yonkers City Council president race up for grabsPosted: Updated:
One of the more closely watched races today is the one for Yonkers City Council president.
Republican Liam McLaughlin is looking to return to city council as president for what will be his second term, if re-elected.
Democrat Mike Khader wants his chance to serve Yonkers for the first time. Both men took time today to greet voters around the city.
McLaughlin voted at Lincoln High School with his wife and son. The certified public accountant and attorney seeks a second four-year term on council. He served 10 years as a councilman before term limits took effect.
Democrat Mike Khader, also an attorney, voted today at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church along with his wife. He says he’s ready to lead the city in a new direction. "The voters are motivated, the voters heard our message of ending pay to play politics and [are] yearning for real leadership."
Both encouraged people to come out and vote today. "I ask all of voters to come out we've been working together in a bi-partisan way with our mayor and it's so important everyone comes out on Election Day," says McLaughlin.
Polls close at 9:00 p.m.