Yonkers councilwoman uses city email to promote Democrats


Yonkers Councilwoman Patricia McDow, D-1st District, issued an email this afternoon reminding her constituents to vote in the primary election tomorrow.

She then listed the Democratic party’s endorsed candidates—and no one else. Here is a screen shot of the email she released.

For the record, there are 19 candidates competing in tomorrows’ Democratic and Republican primaries for mayor, City Council and county legislature.

The candidates are:


Carlo Calvi-R

Robert Flower-D

Chuck Lesnick-D

Richard Martinelli-R

John Murtagh-R

Mike Spano-D

City Council 1st District

Mark Hynes-D

Christopher Johnson-D

Larry Sykes-D

City Council 3rd District

Jay Bryant-R

Michael Meyer-R

Dennis Robertson-D

Michael Rotanelli-D

Michael Sabatino-D

City Council 5th District

Mike Breen-R

Stephen Cerrato-R

Joe Crotty-R

County Legislature District 17

Jose Alvarado-D

Virginia Perez-D

UPDATE: Two hours after McDow sent out her email about the Democrats’ endorsed candidates and an hour after Politics on the Hudson noted the e-blast, McDow’s office sent out an email listing some of the Republicans’ endorsed candidates.

UPDATE #2: By 4:55 p.m. McDow sent out an email recalling her previous communications. “They were sent in error,” her email stated.


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  1. Seems like there are alot of abuses of legal and ethical standards in this campaign. It makes you worry about the future abuse of power that is likely to continue if these candidates assume office by winning in this errant way.

  2. She should have to mail for the unnamed candidates out of her own pocket. The problem is the primary is tomorrow. The damage is done.