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121st Assembly District

Mosher Campaign Announces Raising Triple Opponent’s Tally

Mosher Campaign Announces

Raising Triple Opponent’s Tally

Buttermann ‘Grassroots Candidate,’ He Counters

Corey Mosher

HAMILTON – Corey Mosher, candidate for 121st Assembly District, which includes Oneonta and Cooperstown, raised triple the amount of his opponent leading up to next Tuesday’s Democratic primary, his campaign announced.

He characterized the donations as representing “enthusiastic grassroots donations,” but his opponent, Dan Buttermann, Oneonta, called that “misleading,” noting much of the money came from family members to pay a professional staff.

This Tuesday, June 16, the final filing date, Mosher’s campaign team announced he had raised $24,602, more than triple his opponent Dan Buttermann’s $8,812.

Buttermann, Mosher Will Debate Via Zoom

Buttermann, Mosher

Will Debate Next Week

Mosher
Buttermann

COOPERSTOWN – Democratic Assembly candidates Daniel Buttermann of Oneonta and Corey Mosher of Hamilton will debate via Zoom 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, in an event sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Oneonta and Cooperstown.

The Democratic primary in the 121st District is planned Tuesday, June 23.   The winner will challenge Assemblyman John Salka, R-Brookfield on Nov. 3.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Exhibit ‘Taking The Field: Evolution Of Amateur Baseball’ 05-26-20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, MAY 26

Exhibit ‘Taking The Field:

Evolution Of Amateur Baseball’

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CURATOR SPOTLIGHT – 2 p.m. Virtual program highlights ‘Taking The Field’ exhibit on amateur baseball, evolution of pro-Ball and equipment. Featuring interview with Baseball Hall of Fame curator on baseball’s origins. Visit baseballhall.org/events/virtual-taking-the-field-20?date=0

Hartwick Student Joins 2 In Challenging Salka

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY POSSIBLE

Hartwick Student Joins

2 In Challenging Salka

ONEONTA – The field is filling up with Democrats aiming to challenge freshman Assemblyman John Salka, R-121, whose district includes Oneonta and Cooperstown, as well as Madison and past of Oneida counties.

Nick Chase, a Hartwick College students and Oneonta native, this week joined Oneonta City school board member Dan Buttermann and Corey Mosher, a Hamilton farmer and board chair of Madison County Cooperative Extension.

Chase entry makes a Democratic primary next June more certain.

Dan Buttermann Makes It Official

HE’LL CHALLENGE ASSEMBLYMAN SALKA

Dan Buttermann

Makes It Official

Democrat Primary Possible In 121st

Dan Butterman

ONEONTA – Dan Buttermann made it official today:  The Oneonta Democrat plans to challenge Assemblyman John Salka, R-Brookfield, for the 121st Assembly District seat, although he first may face a Democratic primary next June.

The 121st includes the bulk of Otsego County, including Oneonta and Cooperstown, all of Madison County and part of Oneida.  The 2020 election will be Nov. 3.

“I am deeply concerned about the future of our district, state and country,” Buttermann said in a press release.  “I fear that failure to invest in the future of our economy today means that our next generation of Upstate New Yorkers will find it harder and harder to stay.”

Buttermann To Run For Assembly Seat, Democrats Affirm

OTSEGO CANDIDATE TO FACE SALKA

Buttermann To Run

For Assembly Seat,

Democrats Affirm

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Salka
Buttermann

ONEONTA – A Hamilton farmer, Corey Mosher, has announced a challenge to freshman Assemblyman John Salka, R-Brookfield, in the 121st District next year, but local Democrats say they expect Otsego County will have its own candidate for the party’s nomination, Dan Buttermann of Oneonta.

In 2017, Buttermann lost narrowly – 1,158 to 1,203 – to then-Assemblyman Bill Magee, D-Nelson, who was then defeated by Salka, former Brookfield Central school board president and Madison County Board of Supervisors chairman.

Hamilton Democrat To Challenge Salka

121ST DISTRICT INCLUDES OTSEGO

Hamilton Democrat

To Challenge Salka

Corey Mosher announced his candidacy at 6 p.m. today.

HAMILTON – At 6 p.m. today, fourth-generation family farmer and partner of Mosher Farms, Corey Mosher, announced he’s exploring a run against freshman Assemblyman John Salka, R-Brookfield, whose 121st District includes Otsego County.

Active in issues associated with farming, Mosher serves as the board chairman of the Madison County Cooperative Extension, board member of the state Vegetable Growers’ Association, and as a member of the National Barley Improvement Committee .

Newly Elected Assemblyman Salka Named To Food, Farm Committee

Newly Elected Assemblyman Salka

Named To Food, Farm Committee

Salka

Assemblyman-elect John Salka, R-121, today announced he has been appointed the ranking minority member on the Food, Farm & Nutrition Committee of the state Assembly.

Salka, the Republican elected Nov. 6 to represent Otsego County,  will also serve on the Aging, Banks, Higher Education and Social Services committees.

He succeeds Democrat Bill Magee of Nelson, who represented Otsego since 1991.

Canvass Confirms Victory For Salka

2018 MIDTERM ELECTIONS

Canvass Confirms

Victory For Salka

Assemblyman Magee Out After 28 Years

John Salka

BROOKFIELD – While canvassing is wrapping up today, the John Salka campaign felt confident enough to announce the Brookfield Republican has defeated veteran Assemblyman Bill Magee, D-Nelson, in the 121st District.

On Election Night, Salka held a lead of 963 votes out of more than 44,000 votes cast. After most absentee and affidavit ballots were counted in Madison and Otsego counties, Salka maintained a lead of 508 votes. Oneida County has not completed its count yet, but has less than 150 outstanding ballots, so it is mathematically impossible for Magee to make up the difference.

Favorite Son Buttermann Virtually Tied With Magee
NY PRIMARY 2018

Favorite Son Buttermann

Virtually Tied With Magee

Dan Buttermann

ONEONTA – On his home turf, favorite son Dan Buttermann of Oneonta almost beat veteran Assemblyman Bill Magee for the Democratic nomination in the 121st Assembly District.

In the Otsego County Democratic primary, Buttermann took 1,062 votes to Magee’s 1,097, a razor-thin 49.12 percent to Magee’s 50.74 percent – or 35 votes.

District-wide, Magee, who lives in Nelson, near Cazenovia, won 59 percent of the vote to Buttermann’s 41 percent.

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. (AllOTSEGO.com 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.”

Magee Hangs On For Another Term

ELECTION NIGHT 2016

Magee Hangs On

For Another Term

Bill Magee
Bill Magee

ballot-boxONEONTA – Numbers just in from Republican headquarters in Oneonta show veteran Assemblyman Bill Magee, D-Nelson, has held on to the 121st District for a 14th term.

Magee turned back Republican John Salka, the Brookfield town supervisor and member of the Madison County legislature, 24,818 to 22,975.

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