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MEET JARED

Jared M. Kraham has served as Deputy Mayor of the City of Binghamton since 2014.

In his seven years at City Hall, Jared has worked tirelessly to transform his hometown of Binghamton from years of decline to a community on the rise.

Jared is a dedicated public servant, with a strong record of bipartisan work to advance hundreds of pieces of legislation that deliver real results for residents — more miles of newly paved streets, fewer blighted properties, upgraded parks, expanded youth programs and new investments in 21st century public safety strategies to keep residents safe. 

In his years in a management role in local government, Jared has been on the front lines of the city’s response to local emergencies, from flash flooding to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Jared’s work on city finances in the David administration helped deliver years of tax cuts to homeowners and small businesses. 

As a young political leader, Jared understands what it takes to attract and retain young families to the area — expanding the city’s first time homebuyer program and supporting the rebirth of downtown Binghamton as a cultural and entertainment destination.

A clean energy advocate, Jared led the charge on sustainability efforts that have earned Binghamton statewide recognition as a leader in green initiatives and policy. Binghamton was the first Southern Tier city to be certified as a Clean Energy Community in 2017.

From humble roots as the team’s public address announcer for a summer job in high school, at City Hall Jared worked on a team to secure millions in grant funds to upgrade NYSEG Stadium for families and baseball fans — keeping professional baseball in Binghamton for the next generation.

Jared grew up in a small business family. For decades, Jared’s parents, Jeff and Wallis, operated a local furniture store, and Jared learned firsthand the hard work and personal sacrifices of those creating jobs and running small businesses.

Jared had a mentor in his dad, who served for years in local government and instilled in Jared the importance of integrity and compassion in public service.

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

Before joining the David administration, Jared worked at a local advertising firm.

Jared earned a bachelor's degree in political science and broadcast journalism from Syracuse University.

Jared was born at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton and graduated from Chenango Valley High School.

Jared and his fiancée, Lucy, a special education teacher, live on Binghamton’s West Side.