Retiring State Senator James Seward decided weighed in on his own race yesterday (February 19), endorsing a candidates vying to fill his shoes in New York’s 51st District.
Seward put his backing behind Otsego County Legislator and business owner, Peter Oberacker, saying he “has the experience and vision to serve the people of the 51st Senate District.”
Also running that race on the Conservative line is Adam Hall from Moravia, a young father running on opposition to the state’s bail reform and protection of Second Amendment rights.
The Democratic candidate is Jim Barber, a Schoharie farmer and son of a former state commissioner of Agriculture & Markets in Gov. Hugh Carey’s administration.
New York’s 51st Senatorial District covers all of Cortland, Otsego and Schoharie Counties, as well as parts of Tompkins, Herkimer, Chenango, Cayuga, Delaware, and Ulster Counties.
“As an elected official, Peter recognizes the importance of public service and will fight for those he represents,” Seward said. “As a successful small business owner, Peter knows firsthand the challenges our state faces and will advocate for polices to stimulate our economy. As a father, Peter understands that we need to ensure our next generation will have opportunities to succeed here at home.
I whole-heartedly endorse Peter Oberacker and look forward to calling him my New York State Senator.”