Russ Bachman Agrees To Run
For Betty Ann Schwerd’s Seat
COOPERSTOWN – Russ Bachman of Edmeston, who filled in as acting county treasurer for several months in 2013, is running for county representative in District 10, county Democratic Chair Richard Abbate of Cooperstown announced a few minutes ago.
The seat is now held by Betty Ann Schwerd, a Republican turned Conservative. She has said she may not run again.
Bachman, previously an assistant county treasurer, filled in when Dan Crowell, a reservist, was called up by the Army for several months of special forces training.
Abbate has now found Democratic challengers in Districts 4 (Andrew Stammel), 8 (Andrew Marietta), 9 (Dan Sullivan), 10 and 11 (Amy HeilveilHornburg) in the November elections.