Buttermann Seeks Assembly Seat
ONEONTA – An Otsego County candidate today announced he will run against veteran Assemblyman Bill Magee, D-Nelson.
Dan Buttermann, the Oneonta City school board member and former candidate for county board, declared his candidacy for the 121st District, challenging fellow Democrat Magee in a June primary. If he wins, he will face John Salka, the former Brookfield town supervisor and Madison County board chair, in November.
“As your representative,” said the candidate, who is an NYCM claims manager, “I will use my knowledge and experiences in business and community service to lead on the issues of education, economic development, infrastructure, environmental protection and sustainability.”
The 121st Assembly District includes all of Madison, as well as portions of Otsego and Oneida counties.
In addition to serving on the city school board, Buttermann is on the boards of Opportunities for Otsego and the Oneonta Concert Association. Last fall, he was lead organizer of the first TEDxOneonta and TEDxOneontaWomen talks locally. He was a member of Hometown Oneonta & The Freeman’s Journal’s first “20 Under 40” class.
A protege of former county Rep. Rich Murphy, D-Town of Oneonta, Buttermann ran for the county board in 2013.
Now living in the city with wife Ana Laura Gonzalez, a Hartwick College professor, and their three daughters, he previously served on the Oneonta Town Planning Board. He is an Oneonta Rotarian, performs with the Oneonta Community Concert Band, and teaches courses on negotiation and organizational behavior at Hartwick.
He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in clarinet performance, and hold an MBA from Southern Methodist University. While at SMU, Dan was recognized as a Dean’s Circle student for his commitment to leadership development and community service through Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Collin County, Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Consulting Program.