OTSEGO COUNTY 2019 PRIMARIES
LAURENS – Rick Brockway, Republican candidate for the county board from District 3, expected to coast onto the Independence Party line yesterday, Primary Day in Otsego County.
Instead, Laurens-Otego Democrats packed the polls and, by 30 votes to 4, seized the line for their candidate, Caitlin Ogden.
“Our campaign has a great deal of momentum and we’re looking forward to November,” MacGuire Benton, Cooperstown village trustee and Ogden For Otsego campaign manager, in an email.
Candidates for county board (and other offices) often will seek a second line on the ballot, hoping to attract registered Republicans or Democrats reluctant to vote on the opposing party’s line.
Ogden is a grantsman at the Baseball Hall of Fame. Ogden is a ferrier and outdoor columnist. Both are seeking to replace county Rep. Kathy Clark, R-Otego, the former board chair who is retiring this year.