Monday, June 1, 2015


(BINGHAMTON, NY) – Binghamton City Councilman Chris Papastrat will seek re-election for the 5th District Council seat in November.  Papastrat will make the announcement at 1:00pm, on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015, at the Park Diner on Conklin Avenue, in Binghamton.

“Four years ago, Binghamton residents sent me back to City Hall for a reason; now we are working hard, listening to all residents and delivering for our constituents,” said Papastrat. “It’s a great honor to serve the residents of the 5th District on City Council; that honor comes with great responsibility – we’ve made a lot of progress -- but there is much more work to be done, as we help our growing City reach its potential.”

Papastrat’s continued goals for the 5th District and City include increased public safety, more infrastructure improvements, stabilizing the tax base, expanding business opportunities and jobs, and providing excellent constituent services.

Papastrat is currently City Council’s Minority Leader; he also serves on the Finance and Employees committees.  He is a member of the Binghamton Local Development Corporation, Broome County Land Bank, and former long-term member and Chairman of the City’s Planning Commission.

Papastrat is a lifelong resident of Binghamton.  For nearly 40 years he and his brother have owned and operated the Park Diner restaurant. When a devastating fire destroyed the restaurant in 1999, they rebuilt and re-opened for business, showing their continued commitment to the City of Binghamton.

Papastrat, a Republican, first served on City Council from 2004-2008; he was re-elected to City Council in 2011.

Papastrat and his wife, Crystal, live on Lennox Drive; they have three children.


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