BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A man who grew up in Binghamton is looking to become mayor of his hometown.
Democrat Michael Treiman announced his candidacy for Binghamton Mayor at Peacemakers Stage along the Chenango River on Tuesday.
The 32 year-old works for Southern Tier Solar Works and previously worked as an insurance salesman and truck driver.
Treiman says he wants to focus on the city's neighborhoods and build better relationships with local non-profits to try and address societal problems.
Treiman, who has never run for public office before, says he's well-suited for the job.
"I have the personnel and management experience, the self-motivated ambition from being a self-employed insurance agent to make sure that management is done properly. Which I can't stress enough, you never ask someone to do something you're not willing to do yourself," he said.
Treiman is married with 3 children and lives on West End Avenue.
He says lowering property taxes, increasing affordable housing and combating drugs are also priorities.
Mayor Rich David's office says he will make an announcement on re-election in the coming months.