MIDDLEBURGH – Democrat Jim Barber, a farmer from Middleburgh, Schoharie County, announced today he’s running for state Senate in the 51st District, which includes Otsego County.
“For generations, my family has been proud to live in this region, to run our family farm, and to invest in our communities,” Barber said in a press release. “I am going to bring that work ethic, love of community, and ability to get results to Albany as this region’s next state senator.”
He is planning a campaign launch at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at his family farm, and would be running against state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, who has represented Otsego County since 1986.
The 51st also includes all of Cortland and Schoharie counties, and parts of Cayuga, Chenango, Delaware, Herkimer, Tompkins, and Ulster.