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January 12, 2021

(BINGHAMTON, N.Y.) — Jared M. Kraham, a lifelong Binghamton-area resident who has served as the City’s deputy mayor since 2014, announced his candidacy for mayor on Tuesday. 

“For the last seven years, I have worked every day to make Binghamton a better place for the people who live and work here,” Kraham said. “I’m proud to play a leading role in an administration that has rebuilt our crumbling infrastructure, prioritized investments in our parks, neighborhoods and first responders, revitalized downtown and delivered year after year of tax cuts for hardworking homeowners and small businesses. We’ve made great progress, but there’s still work left to do. I’m running for mayor because I want to continue working to deliver the results residents deserve. We can unlock Binghamton’s potential, and together, make this City what we all know it can be.”

Kraham was appointed Binghamton’s deputy mayor in March 2014. Since then, he has driven many of City Hall’s top priorities, including efforts to demolish more than 120 boarded-up eyesores, pave more than 80 miles of City streets, and advance major housing and economic development projects across the City.

In early 2020, as COVID-19 wreaked havoc across the country, Kraham worked directly with local hospitals to bring cutting-edge COVID-19 testing to Binghamton for first responders, healthcare workers and essential personnel. His work improved local testing capacity, helping to keep residents safe and allow small businesses and the local economy to reopen and stay open. 

Alongside Mayor Richard C. David, Kraham worked with Democrats and Republicans to secure funding and advance critical upgrades for NYSEG Stadium, keeping professional baseball in Binghamton. 

Kraham spearheads City Hall’s green initiatives, making Binghamton the first Southern Tier city to be designated as a certified Clean Energy Community by New York State.

Kraham chairs the City of Binghamton Traffic Board and co-chairs the Binghamton University Town Gown Advisory Board. He also serves on the board of directors for the Binghamton Housing Authority and is a former board member for the Broome County Arena and Forum Theatre.

A graduate of Syracuse University, Kraham earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and broadcast journalism. Prior to his appointment as deputy mayor, he worked at a local advertising firm.

Kraham and his fiancée, Lucy, live on Binghamton’s West Side.

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