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Yonkers Mayor Spano Says He's Not Running For Westchester County Exec

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano (right) Photo Credit: Contributed
Rob Astorino Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Ken Jenkins (D - Yonkers) Photo Credit: File photo

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – The race may be on for Westchester County executive, but Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano will not running, according to

Spano, a Democratic, said Monday that he had thought about running and had urged to do so by many people, but ultimately decided this year is “not the time for me to leave the position as mayor,” according to

The decision ends a year-long period of speculation over Spano’s immediate future in Westchester, according to, which said that he was the early favorite to earn the Democratic Party’s nomination for the post.

The incumbent, Republican Rob Astorino, is running for his third term in the executive’s chair and has already amassed more than $2.5 million for the effort.

Longtime Democratic Yonkers County Legislator Ken Jenkins officially announced his intention to challenge Astorino in August.

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