Democratic Prospect To Succeed
Oberacker To Be Interviewed Then
COOPERSTOWN – A special Administration Committee meeting has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, to interview the Democrat-backed prospect to succeed state Sen.-elect Peter Oberacker in the county board’s District 6, Admin Chairman Meg Kennedy, C-Hartwick said today.
The meeting will not be Dec. 2, as previously reported.
The Democrats have already identified a prospect in District 6 (Maryland, Worcester, Westford and Decatur), according to Democratic County Chairman Clark Oliver. He said the candidate is a woman, but he hasn’t identified her yet.
Oberacker’s choice to succeed him is Oneonta businesswoman Jennifer Mickle, a Town of Maryland resident. Mickle was interviewed at this past Thursday’s Admin Committee meeting.
The county board is expected to vote to fill the vacancy at its Dec. 2 meeting, but – without Oberacker’s weighted voted – neither party has a majority. If the board is deadlocked, Kennedy said she believes a special election would have to be held in the Republican-majority district.