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Two New Candidates Enter Race For Binghamton City Council

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A local businessman has announced his campaign for Binghamton City Council.

West side resident Josh Miller announced his candidacy Thursday afternoon.

Miller has worked for Miller Motor Car Corporation in Vestal for 17 years.

He says his background in business will help him develop jobs and grow the local economy.

"We have parks and facilities that allow us to host benefit walks, 5ks, concerts, and sporting events. People like coming to Binghamton and borrowing our neighborhoods but they don't stay. I think we need to find out why," said Josh Miller.

Miller is a republican running for District 3 of Binghamton's City Council.

In the second district, life-long Binghamton resident Mark Bowers announced his candidacy Thursday.

Bowers is a 31-year veteran of the New York State Department of Transportation, lives on Rotary Ave with his wife Joan and has two adult children.

He says if elected he'll place an emphasis on the city's infrastructure needs and stress the need for getting back to basics..

"My goal is really to get the public engaged in this process, I love this city and one of the best assets that we have are its people, and we need to make them feel like they're a part of the process. It's something that government and in this case, City Council should be doing, so I'm excited!" said Mark Bowers, Binghamton City Council Candidate.

This year, voters will head to the polls on November 3rd.