A local businessman has announced he will not seek the Republican nomination for mayor in November.
Richard David, who served as deputy mayor under Mayor Richard Bucci, was seen as a front runner as a Republican candidiate. He announced on Friday he will not be running.
In a statement sent to Fox 40 he said in hard economic times, his business in the building of 60 Court Street, faced financial challenges and he hopes to keep it open. He says at one time he had fell behind on his taxes but is now current on all tax obligations. He says he doesn't want his previous issues to become a distraction from the challenges facing the City of Binghamton.
Although Broome County Republican Party Chairman David Hamlin wouldn't comment on the matter- he says he will be commenting early next week.
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