Jim Bingham declares for re-election
Jim Bingham officially declared his intent to seek a second term as mayor of Lewisburg last week.
Bingham was elected in 2013 with 56 percent of the vote in a three-man race to replace Barbara Woods, who chose not to run for re-election.
An engineer by profession, Bingham served as a member and as the chairman of the Lewisburg Planning Commission for many years prior to his election.
Bingham’s first campaign was based on the idea of uniting Lewisburg and moving forward, and over the past five years, the city has seen the economy rebound and several projects aimed at improving the city’s infrastructure.
Bingham’s announcement is printed below.
Lewisburg is steadily growing, to some it is too fast, to others too slow. Because of our location, our infrastructure and quality of life, growth is inevitable. We must be prepared for that growth so our sense of community is preserved. We do not want to explode as other cities to the North and East of us have. We do not wish to become a city of strangers.
Much has been accomplished during the last five years with the community pulling together. Some tasks have been difficult and time consuming but, we have moved forward with vision, focus and energy.
I am asking the citizens to examine my record of service to Lewisburg for four decades and consider reelecting me as Mayor for all of Lewisburg.