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Binghamton got its first woman mayor when Democrat Juanita...

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.

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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.

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