Osterhoudt Squeaks In

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Osterhoudt Squeaks In

Attorney Carol Malz, the Democratic elections commissioner, announces Michelle Osterhoudt's win. In the background is Lori Lehenbauer, the Republican commissioner. (Don Mathisen/AllOTSEGO.com)
Attorney Carol Malz, the Democratic elections commissioner, announces Michelle Osterhoudt’s win. In the background is Lori Lehenbauer, the Republican commissioner. (Don Mathisen/AllOTSEGO.com)
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ONEONTA – With the final ballot opened at 9:30 a.m. today, Democrat Michelle Osterhoudt has won the Ward 4 Common Council seat by one vote, 93-92, over independent Jeff Back.

Osterhoudt is a school teacher by profession and a member of the Oneonta Community Relations & Human Rights Commission.  She and husband Marty have two children.

Her opponent, Back, president of Fyr-Fyter, Inc., which installs sprinklers and other fire-prevention systems.   His entry turned a contest between Osterhoudt and Republican Laura Dohner into a rare three-way contest to replace retiring Council member Mike Lynch.


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