Conrad Taylor has made it official: He will not run for reelection to Binghamton City Council.

Taylor, a Democrat, Tuesday afternoon released a letter to his Fourth District constituents confirming that he has decided not to seek a second term.

Taylor was an 18-year-old Binghamton University student when he launched his successful campaign for the council seat four years ago.

In his announcement that he won't be running for reelection, Taylor said "public service shouldn't be a career." He said he's looking forward to "taking on new challenges."

Taylor's letter did not mention Aviva Friedman, a member of Progressive Leaders of Tomorrow, who has filed to run as a Democratic candidate in the district.

Friedman, a Binghamton University graduate, has not responded to several calls seeking comment on her planned council campaign.

Republican John Cordisco, who represented the district from 2000 to 2007, has announced he's running to return to council. He lost to Taylor in the 2015 election.

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