ENDICOTT, N.Y. (WIVT/WBGH) – Another Republican was victorious in their respective political race, as conservative, Nick Burlingame was elected the new Mayor of Endicott.
Burlingame’s opponents included democrat, Larry Coppola and incumbent, Linda Jackson running under the newly formed Endicotter party.
The republican secured over 45% of the vote, with a total of 898 compared to Coppola’s 678. Jackson and the Endicotter party received 146.
Burlingame has been an Endicott trustee for the past three years and says that the Village has been stuck in its old ways, and it’s time for change.
News Channel 34 interviewed him after his victory yesterday evening at the Republican viewing party.
“The first thing I’m going to do is triage the situation. I’m going to talk to all of the department heads, talk to the village workers, and the residents of Endicott and see what we need to do to stop the bleeding and start moving Endicott forward. We have a fractured community, and we need to heal as one community. We need to work together, we need to focus on code, we have a lot of issues, but we can do it together,” said Burlingame.
He says that there is a main trio of challenges in the village, which include water infrastructure, public safety and the need to complete the revitalization of Washington Avenue.
Burlingame says he would like to increase the number of police officers on the streets.
He will begin his role of mayor on January 1.
Full election results can be found here