BREAKING NEWS: Yonkers City Clerk Joan Deierlein to Retire By HEZI ARIS
Yonkers Tribune / The Westchester Guardian sources have learned Yonkers City Clerk Joan Deierlein (Republican) will step down after approximately four decades as a civil servant; two decades of which are as a city clerk.
Her departure leaves Deputy Clerk Vincent Spano (Conservative) the only person in the Clerk’s Office with experience.
The Yonkers City Clerk’s Office permits representation from a maximum of three political appointees with the three largest vote getting parties permitted to designate one qualified individual.
One should expect a Democratic nominee and a Republican nominee to be entered for consideration by the Yonkers City Council membership.
On the Democratic side of the equation the YT / WG are hearing that Symra Brandon, Yonkers Democratic City Committee Chair, Patricia McDow, recently term-limited Yonkers City Council Majority Leader, and Rachelle “Rocky” Richard, Yonkers City Council President Chuck Lesnick’s Chief of Staff. are in serious contention.
On the Republican side of the equation, the name of former Yonkers City Councilwoman (6th District) Dee Barbato is regarded a favorite contender, as is David Tubiolo, son of Justin Tubiolo, 9th Ward GOP Leader.
With the Democrats holding the majority, it is likely the Democratic nominee, once designated, would accede to Yonkers City Clerk. Protocol would have the present Deputy Clerk, Vincent Spano, moved to 1st Deputy Clerk, and the Republican, accede to 2nd Deputy Clerk.