Yonkers, NY — Yonkers City Council Minority Leader Liam J. McLaughlin
stood before an enthused crowd gathered at Tara's Restaurant to support his candidacy for Yonkers
City Council President. Mr McLaughlin will be seeking endorsement of the Yonkers
Republican City Committee. Supported by his wife and son at his side, his
mother and father beaming, and his twin niece and nephew smiling adoringly, the
McLaughlin took the high road; speaking of Yonkers
need for leadership in economic growth, fiscal prudence, and respect.
Attributes he ably brings to the table.
Acceding to the office of City Council President will afford
the 41-year -old old Mr McLaughlin to blaze his own political trail, respectful
legal background, and affable demeanor. His service on the City Council has
spanned almost a decade. He has learned much and weathered many storms. He has
also come into his own. The timing is perfect. The need is dire. He is a
seasoned. Mr McLaughlin embodies a man capable of maintaining legitimate ties
succinctly delivering a vision of knowledgeable consensus among a City Council
upon which he hopes to preside. Support among Yonkersites is strong; he is a “known”
entity, and thought of as one of “our” own.
After declaring his candidacy, Mr McLaughlin must move one
additional step, that is, to win the support of the Yonkers Republican City
Committee (YRCC). Standing before the YRCC is Jim Castro-Blanco who has also
declared his candidacy for Yonkers City Council President.
On the Democratic side of the aisle is incumbent Yonkers
City Council President Chuck Lesnick who is being challenged by former Yonkers
City Councilman Dennis Robertson.
Each candidate mentioned has attributes worthy of mention,
so turn on the microwave and starting popping the corn. A synopsis of all four
will be completed soon.