Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Rich David became the Republican nominee for Binghamton mayor after winning by more than 60 percent in first Republican primary for mayor in 32 years.
David celebrated 40 minutes after the polls closed when he initial results with 97 percent reporting showed him with large double digit margins over his two opponents.
Amid the crowd of supporters, David's mother Ginny David said her son has always committed to serving the community and his time working for former Mayor Richard Bucci changed him.
"I never thought that this is the move he would have made," Ginny David said. "But I think when he had that experience with Mayor Bucci working in city hall. I think that really got him excited about government."
This is the second time David will head the Republican ticket for mayor in Binghamton, and he said he's prepared.
"I'm not taking anything for granted," Rich David said. "I work hard every day. We had a team of professionals that are really working on a day to day basis. We've been mobilized since June 4, which is the first day you can carry petitions. And that momentum is going to carry forward to November 5th."
David will now face democrat and city council woman Teri Rennia in the general election.