City Council ready to work with David administration

By Jillian Marshall

November 7, 2013 Updated Nov 7, 2013 at 11:00 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The mostly democratic Binghamton City Council may soon see a change of pace when Republican mayor-elect Rich David and his administration take office.

Voters elected David to the post Tuesday.

His opponent, Democrat Teri Rennia, is also City Council President. She says she will hold the new administration's feet to the fire to ensure the city continues moving forward.

This council has not worked with a Republican mayor, but members from both sides of the political aisle are excited for the future.

"The city council we have works well together, trying to do everything for the residents. Sounds like Rich David's plan is to do things better for the residents, making safer neighborhoods, increase the police force. I think that's something on everyone's agenda," said Democrat Jerry Motsavage, Binghamton City Council.

Others agreed.

"I think the three Republicans that are there believe in the same things that Rich wanted, that he campaigned for: Infrastructure, more police to help with crime," said Republican Joseph Milhalko, Binghamton City Council. "I think we'll work hand in hand."

Council will work with Mayor Matt Ryan's administration through the end of this year.