Judge Daniel Seiden made the announcement late yesterday at the Binghamton Club.
Seiden is a Binghamton native and is running as a democrat.
He has been on the bench in city court for the past six years as a part-time judge. The position was just made full-time earlier this month.
Seiden has also practiced law for 29 years.
As judge, he has exclusively presided over the code enforcement docket, which is also called housing court.
"That is a place where we've been very proactive in dealing with blight and housing decay in the city. For example, I was the judge who signed the order shutting down Victoria's Café several years ago on Susquehanna Street, which had been the scene of numerous shootings, stabbings and violence," said Seiden.
Judge Seiden also signed the order that temporarily locked down the Rock B Tavern on Binghamton's Southside about a year ago. Just this week, the bar's liquor license was revoked.
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