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Binghamton mayor eyes seat in State Senate

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Mayor David Oct. 8

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- Binghamton Mayor Rich David released a statement Friday morning about a possible run for the State Senate 52nd District Seat.

The statement follows State Senator Fred Akshar's announcement of his candidacy for Broome County Sheriff in 2022 after serving in the State Senate since 2015.

Mayor David's statement is posted below:

"In the hours since Senator Akshar’s announcement, I’ve been humbled by an outpouring of support encouraging me to run for his Senate seat.

"As term limits bring my tenure as Mayor to an end in December, the time has come for me to decide what the future holds.

"For more than seven years, I’ve worked to deliver for residents in the City of Binghamton. The opportunity to serve in the New York State Senate would allow me to continue my commitment to the people of Binghamton, and work for the residents of Broome, Chenango, Delaware, and Tioga counties.

"It’s an opportunity I’m very interested in, as I believe District 52 residents deserve a strong voice in Albany fighting for our interests.

"I have formed an exploratory committee and will begin meeting with community leaders and residents around the district. I look forward to these conversations about our region’s future. I expect to make a formal announcement in the coming weeks."

David has served as the mayor of Binghamton since 2014. He is the city's 50th mayor.

Additionally, Mayor David is the President of the New York Conference of Mayors.

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