LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR CANDIDATE AT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC DINNER

CUOMO’S RUNNINGMATE HOCHUL

SURPRISE AT DEMOCRATIC DINNER

Kathy Hochul, Governor Cuomo's runningmate for lieutenant governor, is in Otsego County this evening for the annual Jedediah Peck Dinner at the Country Inn & Suites  in Hartwick Seminary.  Here, county Chairman Richard Abbate introduces the candidate to former Oneonta Mayor John Nader, at left is Kim Muller, Nader's predecessor.  Congressional candiidate Sean Eldridge was also in attendance, and state Controller Tom DiNapoli was due to deliver the keynote.  The guest of honor was Bill Streck, retired Bassett Healthcare president/CEO and a prominent local Democrat.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Kathy Hochul, Governor Cuomo’s runningmate for lieutenant governor, is in Otsego County this evening for the county Democratic Party’s annual Jedediah Peck Dinner at the Country Inn & Suites in Hartwick Seminary. Here she shakes hands with former Oneonta Mayor Kim Muller as county Chairman Richard Abbate introduces her to Muller’s successor, former Oneonta Mayor John Nader.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Congressional candidate Sean Eldridge is briefed on local issues by county Rep. Beth Rosenthal, Roseboom.  Counterclockwise from left are Rosenthal's husband Craig Levy, Barbara Monroe of Milford and Bennett Sandler of Fly Creek.
Congressional candidate Sean Eldridge is briefed on local issues by county Rep. Beth Rosenthal, Roseboom. Counterclockwise from left are Rosenthal’s husband Craig Levy, Barbara Monroe of Milford and Bennett Sandler of Fly Creek.

HARTWICK SEMINARY – County Democratic Chair Richard Abbate told the county committee when it met last Tuesday that he would have a “surprise guest” at the party’s annual Jedediah Peck Dinner this evening at the Country Inn & Suites.

State Sen. David Valesky, D-Oneida, left, congratulates Bill Streck, guest of honor at this evening's Jedediah Peck dinner,   Between them is Streck's wife Karen.
State Sen. David Valesky, D-Oneida, left, congratulates Bill Streck, guest of honor at this evening’s Jedediah Peck dinner, Between them is Streck’s wife Karen.

It was Kathy Hochul, the former congressman from the Buffalo area and former Erie County clerk, who is on the ticket with Governor Cuomo for the lieutenant governor slot.

State Controller Tom DiNapoli, who would keynote the evening, was among the other VIPs. The guest of honor was recently retired Bassett President/CEO Bill Streck, in attendance with wife Karen.

Also attending was Congressional candiidate Sean Eldridge, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-19, on Nov. 4.
With Hochul’s visit, the top four state candidates have visited the county this campaign season.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino and his runningmate, Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss, attended the county Republican dinner May 19 at The Otesaga.

On May 22, Governor Cuomo was at the Baseball Hall of Fame, just missing the appearance by President Obama.