Binghamton Mayor Jared Kraham announced he will not take legal action against the City Council's recent decision to appoint Republican Mike Kosty to the Sixth District seat. 

Kraham claims the appointment directly violates a court order and breaks the law.

He also stated the new City Council members neglected to follow the precedent set by City Council members of years past when making similar decisions.

He claims that if the appointment were to go to court a second time, it would waste tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars and take up time that should be spent on getting real work done for the City of Binghamton.

"It may be in my best political interest to keep fighting this case and in some months achieve a favorable outcome. But it is not in the best interests of city taxpayers. Residents want leaders to show leadership and stop this endless cycle. And that's exactly what I'm doing today," said Kraham.

Kosty will hold the seat until the upcoming special election.

City Council responded today saying, "We are very happy to hear that Mayor Kraham has agreed the legal dispute over Binghamton's 6th District appointment has concluded. Per Judge McBrides's Decision, City Council has rightfully appointed a Republican from the 6th District to this seat and we look forward to seeing Councilman Kosty's hard work on his constituents' behalf."