The city of Binghamton will welcome its first new mayor since 2014 next year. And he could come from just down the hall.
Deputy Mayor Jared Kraham announced his candidacy for the seat Tuesday morning. He has served under current Mayor Rich David for the past seven years.
The 29-year-old Republican pointed to the success he and David achieved in demolishing 120 boarded up eyesores over the years.
He also hopes to continue the transformation of downtown Binghamton and expand community policing.
Kraham said this term will be crucial in the city's future.
"It will take someone with experience. It will take someone who knows how to get the job done. It will take someone who knows the levers of local government," said Kraham. "It's not the era for on the job training in the mayor's office. It's about a next generation of leadership stepping up, and taking action."
Jared's father, Jeffrey Kraham, served as Broome County executive in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
At this point, no Democrat has announced their candidacy.