Hickey hits the polls, happy with primary race

By Kelly McCarthy

September 10, 2013 Updated Sep 10, 2013 at 6:41 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Republican mayoral candidate Edward Hickey made his way to the polls Tuesday afternoon.

He cast his vote at Crosspoint Community Church in Binghamton with the help of his young son Aiden.

Hickey said his campaign has changed over the course of the primary in response to what residents have been telling him.

His campaign began focusing on improving youth programs, and now is concerned with high taxes and more opportunities for senior citizens.

"Hopefully win, lose, or draw in all three candidates, we will take the other people's platforms with us into the future," Hickey said, "Because we're Republicans. We're supposed to be a team and we're supposed to learn from each other, and this year we had the opportunity to do that."

Hickey said he's happy with the way his primary race has turned out and the thousands of Binghamton residents he spoke with along the way.

"My phone's been blowing up all day long," Hickey said, "Family and friends, acquaintances, people I've met along the road, and I'm pretty excited about the way things are going to turn out."