As Successor, Seward Gets Behind Oberacker

Candidate Has ‘Experience, Vision’

As Successor, Seward

Gets Behind Oberacker


ONEONTA – Retiring state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Oneonta, today endorsed Peter Oberacker, the Otsego County representative and independent business owner from Schenevus, to succeed him next year.

“I wholeheartedly endorse Peter Oberacker and look forward to calling him my New York State senator,” said the 34-year veteran.

“Peter has the experience and vision to serve the people of the 51st Senate District,” Seward said.  “As an elected official, Peter recognizes the importance of public service and will fight for those he represents. 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.”

Oberacker called the endorsement is a big boost early the campaign.

“Filling the shoes of a man who has dedicated his life to public service is no small task,” he said. “I look to bring my experience in government, business, and community service to effectively serve the people of this district and continue the great representation we have come to appreciate from Senator Seward.”


2 thoughts on “As Successor, Seward Gets Behind Oberacker

  1. Ron M.

    I truly love and supported Sen Jim Seward for many years and the many things he did for our community will be missed, however I cannot agree with his support for Pete Oberacker , Pete had made promises of 7-10 full time and up to 20 part time jobs with his company formtec , these jobs never happened, Pete as town supervisor oversaw our town and look at the disarray , our school is about done, the deal for a distribution center continues to go nowhere which is surprising because the other areas that tried this most got done within 2 years , there is so much more I could get into but I won’t at this time , I hope another canidate takes the time to fact check this and his checkered past , as a small business owner in this town I am sad to see this man running

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