Local democrats stay the course with leadership

By Jillian Marshall

Local democrats stay the course with leadership

September 18, 2013 Updated Sep 19, 2013 at 12:49 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Broome County democrats are staying with their current chairman.

James Testani was re-elected Tuesday as chairman of the committee at the group's bi-annual re-organizational meeting.

He says the Democratic Party has a lot to look forward to, especially with Binghamton and Johnson City mayoral elections in November.

Testani is already planning on how to support Democrat Teri Rennia's run for Binghamton mayor.

"You always have a game plan going into an election," Testani said. "It's a matter of voting, you have to make sure and you have to put all of your efforts in to get out the vote."

Testani wants to continue to push the democratic tradition through local and state government.

"The basic heart and soul of the Democratic Party is the middle class. Fighting for working men and women, fighting for families, fighting for equality," Testani said.

Testani served as chairman for the past 14 months.

The only new member on the executive committee is former Binghamton City Councilman Sean Massey, who was elected as one of the two vice-chairmen of the committee.