ONEONTA – With five of the city’s eight Common Council members departing, veteran Dave Rissberger affirmed today he intends to seek another term.
He represents the Third Ward, which extends one block on each side of Maple Street and north of State Street.
Rissberger is the first Democrat to announced he’s in the race. In The past few days, Republicans Len Carson and Scott Harrington announced they are running to fill seats that are being vacated this fall.
In announcing his intent, noted he recently served on the OH Fest Behavioral Committee, seeking strategies to lessen the impact of the festival on Center City neighborhoods.
With the Sixth Ward’s Russ Southard departing at the end of the year, Rissberger will be the most senior Council member. He is chairing OPEC, the Council’s Operations, Planning & Evaluation Committee.
He and wife Rachel have two children, ages 14 and 11.