Deemie: Running for another term

By Perry Russom

July 7, 2013 Updated Jul 7, 2013 at 11:52 PM EDT

Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Johnson City Mayor Greg Deemie will be running for another term.

Deemie has been serving as mayor of Johnson City for the past year and a half.

He was appointed to the position by the Village Board after Dennis Hannon resigned in 2012.

If Deemie is elected, it would be his first full term as mayor.

"I hope the people believe in me and give me a chance to really show what I can do as the mayor with a full four year term," said Deemie. "I believe in the village, I believe in the people and hopefully they believe in me."

Deemie said there was no doubt about running for a full term.

He said he wouldn't have taken the job if he wasn't planning on running for re-election.

He said a lot of work still needs to get done to bring Johnson City back.

If he wins, he said he will continue to focus on city code, blight and economic revitalization of the area.