Ex-Yonkers City Council president launches mayoral bid


Former Yonkers City Council President Richard Martinelli will officially launch his campaign for mayor tonight.

Martinelli, a Republican, will hold his 6:30 p.m. launch at the Polish center at 92 Waverly St.

Richard Martinelli

Martinelli, son of former Yonkers Mayor Angelo Martinelli, served one term as City Council president until 2005 when he lost his reelection bid to current City Council President Chuck Lesnick.

His campaign website is www.MartinelliForMayor.com

Prior to serving as City Council president, Martinelli represented the Third District on the city’s west side.

After his public service, Martinelli returned full-time to his family’s business, Gazette Press, located downtown in Larkin Plaza.

Martinelli’s primary Republican challenger is Councilman John Murtagh, R-Fifth District, who also wants to replace outgoing Mayor Phil Amicone.

Amicone is finishing his second term and he is term-limited.

Yonkers voters can expect to get a mailer from Murtagh shortly regarding his campaign. Here is a link to it.


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  1. Bye Bye Murty on

    Mayor Martinelli… has a great ring to it. Pompous Murtaugh won’t be able to convince anyone that he isn’t an elitist Bronxvillite.

  2. Why did Martinelli copy Murtagh’s sunrise campaign logo? Is he that devoid of ideas and imagination?

  3. Larkin Plaza on

    Ever see the building that houses the Martinelli Family Business? They have shown no interest in improving the neighborhood. Take-take-take is the Martinelli way.