Dennis Robertson, the former Yonkers City Councilman representing the 3rd District, succeeded by present incumbent Councilwoman Joan Gronowski, will re-enter the race. His initial announcement was peppered with exuberance and confidence in his abilities and his concern for Yonkersites drove him to return to the political fold upon his learning that Councilwoman Gronowski would comply with her promise to serve but one term in office. It seems ever since Robertson initially departed the political scene, there was an ever-growing insistence that he return to political office. The outcry for his return to office was insistent.
Bolstering his resolve was the Yonkers City Democratic Committee hierarchy. Once his mind was set, he was totally immersed in launching his campaign effort; and he did. Yet one day, it all came to a screeching halt. It was a shock. Why? Truth be told, Robertson was concerned he would have to satisfy the powers behind the men running for mayor rather than serve the people of Yonkers as equitably as possible. He chose to depart the scene. It turned out his resolve to serve was too compelling. He will maintain his candidacy and seek the endorsement of the Democratic Party through the primary election process.
This news is only now filtering to the man and woman on the Yonkers street. Michael Rotanelli and Michale Sabatino have learned of late of the changing demeanor among the party hierarchy. They too will maintain their effort to gain support from the Democratic Party through the primary election held in Septemeber and thereafter into the November elections.