ONEONTA — Mark Drnek, owner of Sweet Home Productions and the creator of the “Everything Oneonta” website has announced his candidacy for the eighth ward seat on Oneonta’s Common Council.
The seat is currently held by Joe Ficano, who announced that he would not seek re-election
In addition to his website and directory, Drnek is the host of a nationally syndicated radio program, “The Blue Light Central,” which is broadcast on nearly 2-dozen stations from Anchorage, Alaska to Asheville, North Carolina.
He is also proud of his past tenure as Coordinator for DOIT – The Downtown Oneonta Improvement Taskforce, and his role as a founder and as a force in re-establishing Oneonta’s First Night celebration.
With his team, he developed a GPS tracking system for buses and trolleys that has gained national recognition. His company also provides web sites to over 100 local businesses, many incorporating 3D showcases, e-commerce and on-line ordering.
It is the local retailers and service providers, as well as the members of our community whose quality of life is impacted by the viability of locally owned business, that he seeks to represent and support, and to whom he intends to give voice.
For more than a quarter century, Drnek has been married to Betsy Holland, his partner in all things and most definitely, in this bid for election.
He will face republican Josh Bailey, who announced his candidacy last week.