YONKERS, NY — The Yonkers City Democratic Committee held its mini-convention at the Yonkers Riverfront Library this evening to nominates candidates among those contending for the office of Yonkers City Councilman to their respective districts. Chris Johnson, aide to New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins won among seven contenders after three rounds of voting.
Former Yonkers City Councilman Dennis Robertson, after a hiatus of 4 years out of office has returned with a first round win garnering 72 per cent of the vote supportive of his candidacy. Michael Sabatino earned 22 percent of the vote. With Mr Robertson endorsed by the Democrats, and Mr Sabatino having last week gained the endorsement of the Westchester County Independence Party, we may be assured these two gentlemen will contest to replace the outgoing Councilwoman Joan Gronowski. A Republican challenger was not named.
Katherine "Kat" Brezler, one-time candidate for the 5th Council District changed her focus by opting out of contention for City Councilwoman and instead shoe to throw her name for office of Mayor of Yonkers. She earned 0.68 percent of the vote. Even prior to last week's convention, rumors circulated that she might return her focus to challenge again for the 5th District. Were that the case, Ms Brezler did not announce her intention toward that end. The democrats have failed to endorse a candidate to challenge for respresenting the 5th District.