Mayor-elect Rich David starts administrative transition

By Perry Russom

November 7, 2013 Updated Nov 7, 2013 at 7:24 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Binghamton Mayor-elect Rich David said he hasn't gotten much sleep since Tuesday night's victory.

He's already focused on his four years in office.

"Even though the campaign is over, this is when the work begins," said David. "I plan on making major significant changes to city hall."

That's been David's mantra since he announced his candidacy in April.

To do that, he needs to establish an executive management team -- the team that will be helping him with the day-to-day operations of the city.

"I am looking inside the city of Binghamton, throughout the region for the best and brightest," said David.

He said personnel decisions are the most important decisions a new mayor can make.

"I can tell you that whether or not you're a Democrat, a Republican or what other label is attached to your name, that's not really a factor to me," said David.

He said what is a factor is experience, ability to do the job and track record of success.

Currently, David is working with Mayor Matt Ryan on making the transition between administrations.

He has worked with Ryan before. David was the liaison for the Bucci and Ryan Administration transition eight years ago.

"I think from that standpoint, the residents are going to get a very seamless transition," David said.

David is putting his transition team together now and then will start advertising for these open positions at City Hall.