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Brian Flynn

POLITICAL LETTERS for 19th District Democratic primary

POLITICAL LETTERS

Seven Democrats running in next Tuesday’s primary for their party’s nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-Kinderhook, in November, are, from right: lawyer Antonio Delgado, Rhinebeck; Woodstock teacher and former CIA agent Jeff Beals; business consultant Brian Flynn, Hunter; famine-aid worker Erin Collier, Cooperstown; former Cuomo aide Gareth Rhodes, Esopus; and, standing, Kingston lawyer David Clegg. At left is the moderator in last week’s debate at Cooperstown Central’s Sterling Auditorium. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)

Editor’s Note:  Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal went to press last night, and any further political letters regarding the Tuesday, June 26, Democratic primary received through next Monday will be published on www.allotsego.com.  Please e-mail them to jimk@allotsego.com   The polls will be open noon-9 p.m. next Tuesday across Otsego County.

STERNBERG:  Flynn Will Be Attentive To Our County
MARIETTA:  Flynn Will Improve Healthcare Access
ABBATE:  Delgado Will Restore Dignity To Politics
STAMMEL: Service, Experience Qualify Pat Ryan
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STERNBERG:  Flynn Will Be Attentive To County
STERNBERG:  Flynn Will Be Attentive To County

To the Editor;

I have been involved in the Democratic CD-19 congressional primary race since January 2017. I have interviewed all 10 candidates (three subsequently dropped out) and have hosted and sponsored individual town halls for all of the remaining seven.

I produced and hosted the debate in Cooperstown on June 12.  I can safely say that I know the candidates in aggregate as well as anyone in CD-19. It’s time for me to pick one to vote for.

Most of the candidates are good, honest people who would support a centrist or liberal position far different from that of the current administration. I think five of them have the necessary skills and could garner the support to beat John Faso.

I have decided to vote for Brian Flynn.

Flynn has campaigned here in Otsego County far more than has any other candidate. He has been a regular visitor for over 15 months. I understand he has had as many or even more appearances in other parts of the district. From where I sit he has shown the most knowledge and interest in every part of CD-19. He listens and takes notes as much as he speaks. If he doesn’t have a complete answer for a question, he researches it, develops a thoughtful response, and gets back to the questioner.

Flynn’s knowledge and ability to quickly and smoothly express his response are great strengths in dealing with John Faso and his proxies either in direct debate or in other situations. Overall, he has been the most prepared and the most comfortable when being questioned in a debate, a forum, or an interview.

Flynn’s intimate knowledge of my home county and its issues speaks to my desire to have a congressman who knows us – not just the “Hudson River Valley” area.

I have listened to the concerns of people about Flynn’s perceived liabilities.  I have also heard concerns about all the others. I am satisfied with the responses I have received from Flynn and with what I have learned on my own. Flynn’s positives very greatly outweigh any negatives.

In my opinion, no other candidate will be a better congressman for this district and my region than Brian Flynn. I have heard the same sentiment from activists throughout CD-19.  I will actively support almost anyone who wins the primary, but at I am convinced that Brian Flynn has the best chance to win the election.

RICHARD J. STERNBERG, M.D.

Cooperstown Village Trustee

 

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Cooperstown Debate Lets Candidates Ask The Questions

Cooperstown Debate Lets

Candidates Ask Questions

All seven candidates vying for the Democratic nomination in the 19th Congressional District gathered in Cooperstown tonight for a debate, which was formatted to allow each candidate to ask one question that the other candidates had to answer. The format allowed candidates to showcase their strengths, while also allowing the audience to view the candidates under a more critical light, according to organizer Richard Sternberg. The debate, held in the Sterling Auditorium at Cooperstown Central School, brought Democrats from across the county to hear from all of the candidates. The Democratic primary election will be held on June 26 to determine who will go toe-to-toe with Faso in the general election to be held on Nov. 6.  The 300-seat auditorium was almost filled. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 22

Discussion With The Candidates

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CANDIDATES FORUM – 6 – 8 p.m. Democrat Congressional candidates for the 19th district, Jeff Beals, David Clegg, Erin Collier, Antonio Delgado, Brian Flynn, Gareth Rhodes, and Pat Ryan discuss issues, more. HIRC Lecture Hall 1, SUNY Oneonta. Visit www.facebook.com/OneontaCollegeDems/

YOUTH PROGRAM – 2:30 p.m. Workshop introducing children to methods archaeologists use to find and identify archaeological sites. Cooperstown Village Library. Call 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/

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Democrats Gather For Brian Flynn, One Of 6 Seeking To Challenge Faso

Democrats Gather For Brian Flynn,

One Of 6 Seeking To Challenge Faso

More than 100 Democrats gathered this afternoon in the ballroom at Cooperstown’s Village Hall to hear Brian Flynn, one of six candidates seeking to run against U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, make his case. All six candidates have been invited to speak, and Pat Ryan and David Clegg have done so to date.   Antonio Delgado will appear at 3 p.m. March 11, Gareth Rhodes on March 25, and Jeff Beals on March 18.  Here, Flynn chats with Rita Casassa and Deb Marcus, both of Oneonta.  The Democratic primary is June 26.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JAN. 22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JAN. 22

Audition For The Chorale

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AUDITIONS – 4-7 p.m. Catskill Choral Society holds auditions for new members and Dox Apprentices. All welcome. Unitarian Universalist Church, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 431-6060 or e-mail ccc@catskillchoralsociety.com or visit CatskillChoralSociety.com

PRESENTATION – 8:30-10 a.m. Jane Clark speaks to Cooperstown Chamber members on the current states of Clark entities & businesses in Cooperstown and provide a look into the future. Fenimore Art Museum Auditorium, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9983 or visit cooperstownchamber.org/calendar-of-events/#!event/2018/1/22/jane-forbes-clark-speaks-to-cooperstown-chamber

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Congress Hopeful Flynn Pays Visit

Congress Hopeful Flynn

Hosted At Meet, Greet

Brian Flynn, now living in Hunter, Greene County, discusses his position on various political issues with Margaret McGown of Cooperstown at a meet and greet hosted this evening at The Shack in Hartwick Seminary by Leslie Berliant, the recent county board candidate. Flynn is one of six Democratic candidates running for the 19th New York Congressional District challenging incumbent John Faso, R-Kinderhook. Flynn discussed what needs to change in Washington D.C., and how he would address the concerns of the voters in the 19th district.  Tuesday night, he will attend another meet and greet in Oneonta. (Parker Fish/AllOtsego.com).
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Congressional Candidate Due At 2 ‘Meet And Greets’ Locally

Congressional Candidate Due

At 2 ‘Meet And Greets’ Locally

Brian Flynn, Democratic candidate for the 19th Congressional, is being hosted locally at two “meet and greets” next week, one in Cooperstown and one in Oneonta.

Leslie Berliant, the recent candidate for county board is hosting Flynn 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at The Shack in Hartwick Seminary.

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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Reports On 6 ‘Dynamic’ Democrat at Forum

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Reports On ‘Dynamic’ Democrats At Forum

Democrats already looking to challenge Congressman Faso in November 2018 are, from left, Brian Flynn, Jeff Beals, Antonio Delgado, Sue Sullivan, Gareth Rhodes and Steven Brisee. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)

In today’s weekly report, “Morning Headlines,” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), reports on the six “dynamic” Democrats who are interested in challenging U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, next year.  They appeared Sunday at Oneonta’s Sixth Ward Athletic Club.

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