Registration is being taken for a Meet the Candidates Night October 5 hosted by the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

The Republican and Democrat candidates for Binghamton Mayor will appear from 6 to 7 p.m.  Republican Jared Kraham, who is the current Deputy Mayor to lame-duck mayor Richard David and 5th District Binghamton City Councilman Joe Burns have confirmed they will be participating in the event in the Chamber’s Community Room at FIVE South College Drive at the SUNY Broome Community College campus.

Third-party candidate, First-Ward resident Ken Butler, who announced in June he was running for mayor, is not listed as participating in  the event.

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The Republican and Democrat candidates have family ties to local government. Kraham’s father was a former County Executive and Burns’ father was a former Mayor of Binghamton.

The event will give business leaders a chance to hear from both mayoral candidates. Burns and Kraham will each be granted about 10 to 15 minutes to discuss their platform.  Moderator Jim Ehmke from Channel 34 will focus on questions about business climate, economic development and other related issues.

Due to space limitations, there is a limit of fifty people who will be able to attend in person.  Virtual attendees can tune into the Chamber’s Facebook page at 6:30 p.m.

Contact the Chamber at (607) 296-2111 for more information.

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