Oneida County’s Salka Plans 3rd Run At Magee

Madison County’s Salka

Plans 3rd Run At Magee

John Salka shakes hands with Bobby Walker, chairman of the Otsego County Young Republicans, at the 2016 Election Day Cooperstown Rotary Breakfast. ( photo)

BROOKFIELD – Republican John Salka,  Town of Brookfield supervisor, today announced he will launch a third bid this year against Assemblyman Bill Magee, D-Nelson, for the 121st District seat.

“We won 19 towns in 2016, up from a single township in 2014,” he said, “and now seek the majority to win the assembly district!  Nearly 25,000 voters approved of our message in the last campaign, and we have gained considerable name recognition through the 121st district.”

The 121st assembly district includes 13 Otsego County towns, plus all of Madison county and five towns in Oneida County.

“I will continue my campaign of going door to door, attending  events throughout the 121st, and working hard to broaden our base and knowledge of voters concerns,” Salka added.

“In my years as a school board president, town supervisor, and county legislator, I have had the honor of advocating for the people of my community and gaining the perspective and the experience needed to bring their concerns to Albany.”

Salka pledged that he will be a responsive legislator and will initiate town hall meetings on a regular basis throughout the assembly district. He will bring his experience of legislation, lowering taxes, and savings the taxpayers millions of dollars on a local level to the state assembly.

“Representation of the 121st assembly district has been lackluster at best recently, and there needs to be a stronger presence for us in Albany.  Our agricultural community is in crisis, and the energy is no longer there to go to bat for them. In addition the tax and spend practices we see have made our state one of the most expensive to live in, and we need to have a strong voice in our capitol that will work to turn this around. I seek to be one of those voices.”

Salka stated he feels that the gimmicks and false promises made by Albany politicians have contributed to the lackluster growth of upstate New York.

“We keep on being told upstate is being “revitalized”. In my travels I see that this is simply not so.”

He urges people to follow him on Facebook at Salka for Assembly , and they can contact him at

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