Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Former Whitney Point Mayor John Orzel loses the seat to State Senator Thomas Libous. This is according to the unofficial results.
Orzel, a Democrat, began his political career as a member of the Whitney Point Village Board of Trustees. He then served three elected terms as Village of Whitney Point Mayor.
This was the second time Orzel tried to unseat Libous, but said he had a good run and is proud of his campaign.
"My life is going to continue, my life is going to go on," said Orzel. "This is not the end of the world, this is a positive experience. I don't regret having run, life will go on."
When asked whether he would continue working in politics, Orzel said he couldn't comment on that now.