Yorktown Candidates Should Debate With Impartial Moderators

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I hear that the Yorktown Democrats are pushing for a debate amongst the four candidates for town council, but what’s causing the delay?

Yorktown is always in the news during local elections for want of a debate. Yorktown is probably the only town in Westchester that’s had its Chamber of Commerce host and moderate debates in the past. A chamber whose board is largely composed of former and current Republican office holders (including one arrested on suspicion of four counts of felony grand larceny and 19 misdemeanors). So, clearly this year they should be disqualified as a host because their president is running for office.

I’ve heard the Democrats have been pushing for months to arrange the details of the debate, but if not the chamber, then with whom? Does anyone know if the Republicans plan on debating? Does anyone know where and when there will be a debate? The election isn’t far off, and I’m certain residents, like myself, want to know where the four candidates stand on local town issues.

Maybe Yorktown should have the League of Women Voters, known for their skills and nonpartisanship, organize and manage a debate for this and every local election.

Kenneth Morris

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