The mayors of Schenectady and Yonkers this week endorsed former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the Democratic primary for president. 

The endorsements for Bloomberg come after he received the backing of Suffolk County Executive Steve Bllone. 

“Mike Bloomberg is a problem solver who will address the real challenges we face as a nation," said Gary McCarthy, the Schenectady mayor. "At a time of great division in our country, we need a president with a proven track record of bringing people together and getting things done. From his global leadership on climate change, to improving gun safety, to creating jobs and increasing economic growth, Mike understands the need for data-driven policies that will move our country forward and strengthen middle class families. I am proud to endorse Mike Bloomberg for president of the United States.”

Bloomberg was also endorsed by Mayor Mike Spano, who leads Yonkers, a neighbor to the north of New York City. 

“When it comes to supporting our communities, I know Mike Bloomberg will get it done," Spano said. "Americans need a candidate who recognizes their potential and Mike has an all-in economy plan that will give them the opportunity to thrive in good local jobs. As president, Mike will prioritize modernizing job training to provide valuable skills needed for income growth. We need that investment in every corner of the country and I know Mike is the candidate that will put America to work.”