Bob Seidel, Republican, is challenging the Democratic Minority Leader Mark Whalen for the District 15 seat which covers the Southside of Binghamton.
Seidel was a Binghamton city councilman for six years and has worked for NYSEG.
He says that the community is in need of a new representative with fresh ideas.
“Just to make our county more efficient. To come up with ideas for raising money for supporting our county efforts with the many things we’re involved in without going to the tax payers trying to increase their taxes,” said Seidel.
Seidel says he also believes that we need to maintain the 50/50 sales tax split between the county and the municipalities.
While he is a Republican, Seidel says that he votes on issues independently based merit.