Preston and Abdelazim: Days Before Election

By Adam Chick

Preston and Abdelazim: Days Before Election

November 4, 2012 Updated Nov 5, 2012 at 12:28 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) They're two very different candidates and they're both running for Broome County Executive.

Tarik Abdelazim and Debbie Preston have expressed their views on everything from fracking to sales tax revenue.

Abdelazim is squarely against hydro-fracking in any form, unlike Preston, who is in favor of responsible drilling.

He says the risks far outweigh the benefits, calling it a "boom and bust model."

Abdelazim thinks that Preston's record over her term as executive is proof enough that a change is in order.

"Once people see my record of excellence, once they get to learn about my detailed plans for the future, it's inspired a great deal of confidence, so I'm excited for Tuesday," said Abdelazim.

During the next couple of days before the election, Abdelazim says he's going to try to keep his stomach from twisting into knots.

But the most important thing he says is to get people out the doors to vote on Tuesday.

Preston wants to address the transit system should she be re-elected.

In her original budget proposal she had eliminated discounted bus passes...

She has since taken that proposal back.

Like Abdelazim, Preston also cited her term as Broome County Executive.

"I think these past 10 months have proven that I am the better candidate with everything that I've accomplished in these months. I feel that me and my team have accomplished more in the past 10 months than some executives have done in a four year term," said Preston.

Now Preston will tend to the phones with the rest of her supporters at the Republican headquarters in Binghamton.

The goal, like Abdelazim's, is to get more people out to vote in Tuesday's election.

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