Binghamton Mayor Richard David and challenger Tarik Abdelazim discussed some of the most pressing issues facing the city during a debate on WNBF Radio.

Roger Neel prepares to toss a coin to determine the speaking order prior to the debate with Mayor Richard David and challenger Tarik Abdelazim. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Monday morning's live discussion originated at the Binghamton Now studio.

The candidates were questioned about their plans for the police and fire departments, city neighborhoods and the future of the downtown Boscov's department store.

They also presented their thoughts on the sewage treatment plant, privatization and city parks.

David, a Republican, is seeking a second four-year term as mayor. He defeated city council president Teri Rennia in the mayoral election four years ago.

Abdelazim, a Democrat, served as director of planning, housing and community development in the administration of Mayor Matthew Ryan.

The debate was held eight days before the November 7 election.

LISTEN to the Binghamton Now mayoral debate as it was broadcast on October 30, 2017.

Tarik Abdelazim and Richard David immediately after their radio debate. (Photo: Bob joseph/WNBF News)

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