November 5, 2013
On November 4, WSKG's Matt Martin hit the streets of Binghamton to find out what residents had to say about the mayoral election on November 5. Here's what they had to say:
"So I would just like to see, who ever is elected, to continue the momentum that has started in the city with the new restaurants and bars that have opened. It seems like we are headed in the right direction. If things would continue I think that would be a huge benefit to continue what’s happening in the city."
"I am really interested in somebody who can make a difference in the city who will help the economy, welcome the students, and create an atmosphere where businesses what to be here and that people feel comfort living down here, because I would love to live down here but security is a big issue."
"I hope Teri Rennia wins and I am going to vote for her. She is experienced. She is thoughtful. She is all over the issues. She’s got her hands firmly around them and I think she has a good approach. I think she understands Binghamton as it is."
"I think Rich David is well-connected business wise, he’s got savvy there. I think he would certainly provide change and be innovative. As far as Rennia, I think she is pretty much engulfed in the status quo for the city. So I’d vote for Rich David."
"The city has got a real opportunity to continue on the progress that’s been going on here in the Ryan administration, I mean, you don’t have to look far to see some of the really positive things Matt Ryan has done here in the city of Binghamton. And with Teri Rennia, you have somebody who has a lot of experience with the current administration but also has vision for the future of Binghamton. So I think the residents here really have an opportunity to keep moving this city forward and I hope they get out and vote for Teri."
"No, I don’t like Mrs. Rennia. She’s like the mayor that we have right now and he is not really doing a lot of crime."
"It’s a difficult race to gage because I hear so many negatives thrown out about both candidates."
"I don’t know too much about the candidates and I don’t know, I don’t know who I am going to vote for."