Binghamton Mayor Rich David announces bid for re-election

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Binghamton Mayor Rich David has officially announced his bid for re-election.

David was introduced Thursday night at Terra Cotta by City Council President and Candidate for Broome County Clerk, Joe Mihalko.

David thanked his supporters and cited successes over the past 4 years including paving 15 miles of streets per year, advancements and upgrades for Binghamton Police and the first commercial and residential property tax cut in 20 years.

David says his work is not done and he wants to keep moving the city forward.

"My message to voters is simple. Let's continue the progress we've seen, face our challenges head on, to continue to build the foundations of our community, while reaching higher to transform our future. Let's move past the politics of the past to make Binghamton a better city for generations that follow," said David.

David also discussed a number of projects that will take shape in the coming years including the State Street Gateway project and the plan to utilize hydropower from Rockbottom Dam.

Meanwhile, the only announced Democratic candidate for Mayor has dropped out of the race.

Michael Treiman tells NewsChannel 34 he decided to end his campaign because he was receiving threats that caused him to fear for his family's safety.

Treiman says he plans to move out of the home he rents on the Westside and leave the city.

NewsChannel 34 reached out to Broome County Democratic Chairman Tim Grippen Friday.

He says he is currently interviewing and vetting candidates to run for Mayor.

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