Republican Linda Jackson has been elected mayor of Endicott in a narrow victory over Democrat Cheryl Chapman.

Jackson had 18 more votes than Chapman after absentee and affidavit ballots were counted at the Broome County Board of Elections Tuesday.

Three village trustees - Jackson, Chapman and Larry Coppola - ran for mayor after incumbent Democrat John Bertoni announced he would not seek a fourth four-year term.

After counting was completed on election night, Jackson had a 24-vote lead over Chapman.

On Wednesday morning after she learned she'll be Endicott's next mayor, Jackson said "it's been really rough waiting."

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Jackson said she wants to make village board meeting agendas "a little bit more understandable" for those who attend the sessions.

Jackson said she wants to encourage more people to get involved in the village issues. She expressed gratitude to those who already have indicated they are willing to help as she prepares to become mayor.

Endicott Mayor John Bertoni during a radio interview on April 25, 2017. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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