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Catalina, Martin Face Off In Peekskill Mayoral Race

Mayor Frank Catalin and Ken Martin are facing off for mayor of Peekskill.
Mayor Frank Catalin and Ken Martin are facing off for mayor of Peekskill. Photo Credit: File

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Residents of Peekskill will be deciding on the makeup of the Common Council on Election Day.

Republican Frank Catalina is running for a second term against incumbent Democrat Ken Martin.

Joining Catalina on his slate are Brendon Fitzgerald, Tina Fischer and Herbert Reyes, who are running for Common Council.

Martin's slate includes incumbents Kathleen Talbot and Vivian McKenzie, along with Andre Rainey, all running for Common Council.

Catalina said the city is turning in the right direction financially since he took office.

"In the six years prior to me taking office, there were deficits every single year," Catalina, a lawyer, told Daily Voice in a Leaders interview . "We doubled down on spending. We told people they have to cut down. We told departments they had to cut back 10-15 percent."

Catalina said there nine major projects being considered in Peekskill.

Martin said he wants to make Peekskill a destination for people to come to for the day.

I love Peekskill for what it almost is, and for what I know its going to be," Martin told Daily Voice in a Leaders interview. "My vision is a beautifully diverse community that all works together."

Martin, who has been a teacher in Harlem for 30 years, said his experience working in a diverse environment makes him uniquely qualified to navigate a political arena that can, at times, be divided.

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