Advertisement. Advertise with us

Mayor Gary Herzig Endorses

Jeff Beals For NY-19 Primary

NY-19 democratic congressional candidate Jeff Beals, left, met with Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig, right, at City Hall to discuss his vision for Oneonta. This afternoon, Herzig announced his endorsement of Beals’ progressive agenda.

ONEONTA – Citing a “bold progressive agenda,” Mayor Gary Herzig has endorsed candidate Jeff Beals for Congress in the June 26 Democratic primary in the 19th Congressional District, the first and only endorsement by a city mayor in the race.

“Jeff Beals is the tough, experienced progressive we need to take on John Faso in the fall,” Herzig declared. “He stands out in this race with a bold progressive agenda and the government background to make change happen.  He will win this race, and I stand with him and the movement he has built to change life here for the better.”

Beals met with Herzig at City Hall to discuss an array of initiatives they aim to promote in concert after the election. Herzig, who has led the city with a downtown revitalization initiative, agreed with Beals on the need for major investment in sustainable energy and affordable housing.

“Oneonta is a jewel in our district and Mayor Herzig is the kind of leader I know I can work with to put forward bold progressive solutions to the challenges of our time, “ Beals said.  “We need to take action now so the thousands of young people graduating find the work to build lives for themselves here. We need to pass a Green New Deal to build a sustainable energy infrastructure and put people to work. We need to enact Medicare for All to lift this terrible burden from our citizens. We need to increase social security benefits for our seniors and put a stop to endless war overseas. I spent my career in government working for positive change and teach it to my students. Now we’re going to make it happen in Washington.”

Oneonta is the second largest city in the 19th Congressional District, with a population of approximately 14,000 residents.
Herzig’s endorsement complements endorsements Beals has already received from progressive groups across the district and nationally, including the People for Bernie, Hudson Valley People for Bernie and Justice Democrats, organizations that supported the Bernie Sanders campaign. Beals is running a grassroots campaign that turns down Corporate PAC money and advocates a bold progressive agenda blazed on its signs around the district with the words, “Fight Corporate Power.”

Beals will join candidates Bryan Flynn, Erin Collier, Pat Ryan, Gareth Rhodes, Dave Clegg and Antonio Delgado at a congressional candidates debate tonight at 7 p.m in the auditorium at the Cooperstown High School. The event will be live-streamed on the Facebook page.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Related Articles

Sports Can Resume, Superintendents Told

CLICK HERE FOR MEMO TO SCHOOLS Sports Can Resume, Superintendents Told COOPERSTOWN – In a memo released Friday evening, county Public Health Director Heidi Bond advised local school superintendents that sports can resume as early as Monday. “Effective Feb. 1, participants in higher-risk sports may participate in individual or distanced group training and organized no/low-contact group training,” Bond wrote, “…including competitions and tournaments, if permitted by local health authorities.”…

SCOLINOS: It’s All We Need To Know: Home Plate 17 Inches Wide

COLUMN VIEW FROM THE GAME It’s All We Need To Know: Home Plate 17 Inches Wide Editor’s Note:  Tim Mead, incoming Baseball Hall of Fame president, cited John Scolinos, baseball coach at his alma mater, Cal Poly Pomona, as a lifelong inspiration, particularly Scolinos’ famous speech “17 Inches.” Chris Sperry, who published, heard Scolinos deliver a version in 1996 at the American Baseball Coaches Association in Nashville, and wrote this reminiscence in 1916 in his “Baseball Thoughts” column. By CHRIS SPERRY • from In 1996, Coach Scolinos was 78 years old and five years retired from a college coaching…

Piper Seamon Scores 1,000th point

1,000 THANKS! Piper Seamon 5th CCS Girl To Hit High Mark The Cooperstown Central student section erupts as Piper Seamon scores her 1,000th career point in the Hawkeyes’ 57-39 win over Waterville at home last evening. Seamon becomes the fifth girl and only the 14th player in school history overall to score 1,000 points.  Inset at right, Pipershares a hug with teammate Meagan Schuermann after the game was stopped to acknowledge her achievement. Seamon will play basketball next year at Hamilton College. (Cheryl Clough/  …

Putting the Community Back Into the Newspaper

Special Subscription Offer

Now through September 30, new annual subscribers to “The Freeman’s Journal” and have an opportunity to help their choice of one of four Otsego County Charitable organizations.

$5.00 of your subscription will be donated to the nonprofit of your choice:

Community Arts Network of Oneonta, Cooperstown Art Association, Helios Care or Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.