He sat down for a conversation with News Director Vinnie Bellardini.
They covered a variety of topics, including the state budget process, covid-19 recovery and controversies around Governor Andrew Cuomo.
An Otsego County native, Oberacker (R) is in his first term representing New York’s 51st senatorial district.
Former Sen. James Seward hand-picked him to be his successor, ahead of his retirement at the end of 2020.
His recent visit to Cortland County began at the CNY Maple Festival in Marathon this past Saturday (April 10).
“I had the honor of being the cotton candy runner,” he said.
That preceded trips to both Cortland and Homer on Tuesday, where Oberacker had the chance to speak with local residents and business owners with nothing but blue skies and sunshine in the backdrop.
When reflecting on the village, he compared the homey atmosphere to the fictional town of Mayberry, N.C. — the setting for two popular American television sitcoms: The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry R.F.D.
“Just taking a walk along Main Street here in Homer, I could feel something special” said Oberacker.