Josh RhodenDec 7, 2017, 2:42 pmDec 7, 2017, 4:59 pm

Mayor of Yonkers says he’ll soon make announcement on possible Senate run

Mike Spano says he’s being pushed to fill seat left vacant by Westchester Executive-Elect George Latimer


YONKERS — After weeks of speculation, city Mayor Mike Spano says people will soon know if he will throw his hat into the race for Senate.

"[I'm] going to make an announcement probably in a couple of days … I expect maybe the end of the week, early next week," Spano said.

In November, State Sen. George Latimer defeated incumbent Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino, leaving the seat vacant. So far, two women have announced they are running on the Democratic side. They are Assemblywoman Shelly Mayer and Kat Brezler, a second-grade Bronx teacher from White Plains. No Republicans have made their intentions known just yet.

Mayor Spano has met with party leaders and supporters and says he's being pushed to run.

"There is a tremendous amount of support out there to run. I'm humbled by that and also excited by that," Spano said.

Spano's supporters will have to just and wait to see what the two-term mayor will do. For now, Spano says he's focused on his current job.

"I made my mind up and you’ll hear about it soon,” Spano said.



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