BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Binghamton got its first woman mayor when Democrat Juanita Crabb defeated three opponents to replace retiring Mayor Alfred Libous.
Mrs. Crabb, 32, a teacher, has been a member of the City Council since 1979.
Republican Norman Schadduck conceded the race early Tuesday evening when returns showed Mrs. Crabb leading 9,743 to 8,132. Other candidates were David Scoville, running on the right-to-life line, and Libertarian Edward Jowett.
Mrs. Crabb's campaign called for active government involvement to revitalize the city, including the creation of a Binghamton Industrial Development Agency.
Libous, a Republican, had been mayor for 12 years.