Rennia concedes Binghamton mayoral race

Monica Sandrezcki
November 6, 2013

At the Double Tree Hotel in Binghamton, the mood was different last night. About 150 supporters of Democrat Teri Rennia gathered there to wait for election results. 

Rennia conceded the election at about 10 o’clock last night before all absentee ballots were counted.

“This is my first time running a city-wide race and I’m really proud of how we did and I’m holding my head high.”

Rennia says her campaign had less than half the money of her opponent’s, but says that wasn’t the reason for her defeat. Rennia says she’ll make sure to hold David to his promises.

“I’ve always prided myself on being able to work well with people who have differing opinions than mine and I’m sure I’ll be able to continue to that.”

Mayor Matt Ryan was at the DoubleTree last night and said he’s concerned David won’t be able to manage the city budget as well as Rennia.

“She has been a stickler on the fiscal integrity of our city. We haven’t always agreed on every item.  But, she’s a real watchdog in that area.”

Ryan says he’s worried David will spend too much on expanding the police force.