BINGHAMTON, NY. Al Gardiner announced his candidacy for the Broome County Legislature this afternoon. He will be running in Legislative District #15, which covers the entire south side of the City of Binghamton and a portion of the west side.
Al Gardiner detailed some of his priorities. “Three of the most important things I want to work hard for are keeping our county property taxes as low as possible, eliminating neighborhood blight, and furthering cooperation between the City of Binghamton and Broome County. There will be other issues that come forward over the coming weeks and months. But these three issues are crucial to ensure that Legislative District #15 takes a step forward, not a step backwards.”
Mayor Rich David, who was also present, said, “Al would be a great partner with for City officials like myself and the Councilmembers to address problems facing our neighborhoods such as crime. We’re all in this together and it’s only through working together than we can succeed.”
Councilman Chris Papastrat, who encouraged Al to run, added, “I have been friends with Al Gardiner for many years. He and his family have been proud to call the south side of Binghamton home for over 20 years. I was one of the first people on the south side of Binghamton to suggest to Al that he consider running for County Legislature. He’s the right man for the job. He’ll help the 15th District take a step forwards, and not a step backwards.”
Al is a Captain with the Binghamton Fire Department and lives with his wife Sharyon and two sons on Hawthorne Road on Binghamton's Southside.