Rennia Running For Binghamton Mayor
Binghamton city council president Teri Rennia says she wants to be mayor.
Rennia has announced she's running as a candidate to succeed fellow Democrat Matthew Ryan, who can't seek re-election because of a term-limit law.
Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Rennia said she and her family are "really invested" in the community and she wants "to be part of moving Binghamton toward a brighter future."
Rennia said she would hope to build on the quality of the city's neighborhoods, describing them as the "core strength of the city."
No Republicans have yet announced plans to run for mayor. Richard David, who had sought the office four years ago, announced last month he'd decided not to run again.
Broome County Republican chairman David Hamlin said he's not concerned that the party has no official candidate in the aftermath of Rennia's announcement.
Hamlin told WNBF News he doesn't know when a Republican candidate will make a formal announcement. Late last month, Hamlin had said he expected an announcement "in a couple weeks" from a person he believed would be a strong candidate.