New Binghamton comptroller announced

By Conor Mooney

New Binghamton comptroller announced

May 28, 2014 Updated May 28, 2014 at 7:38 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Binghamton will have a new city comptroller in June.

Mayor Rich David announced Wednesday that Clarence E. Chuck Shager Jr. has been appointed to the position.

Shager has served as Tioga County's Chief Accountant and Budget Officer since 2011.

According to the mayor's office, Shager reduced county spending by more than $5 million in two years.

He also served as the point person for Tioga County’s Federal Emergency Management Agency.

“His track record for reducing spending, keeping tax rates low and improving government efficiency perfectly aligns with my commitment to improve City Hall’s financial operations,” David said in a written statement.

Shager also served as corporate controller for the Matco Group Inc. from 1999 to 2010.

Shager will replace current Comptroller Charlie Pearsall.

According to David's office, Pearsall will become the business manager at the Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant.

Shager will begin as comptroller on June 2 and make $68,793 a year.

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