NEW HARTFORD – Assemblyman Brian Miller, R-101st, whose district includes Springfield, Middlefield, Westford and Maryland in Otsego County, has tested positive for coronavirus, and is hospitalized in St. Luke’s Hospital, Utica.
He participated in the legislative session on March 18, and remained in Albany on March 19. He was tested for COVID-19 on March 20, and self-quarantined in his home immediately afterward, said Minority Leader Will Barclay, who announced the news today.
“I encourage anyone who may have had contact with or been in close proximity to Brian to take necessary steps to self-isolate and limit any contact with others who may be more vulnerable to COVID-19,” said Barclay.
SWEARING IN – 1 p.m. State Sen. Jim Seward, Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr., County Judge John Lambert, Coroners David Delker & Christian Shaefer, County Judge Brian Burns to administer the oath. Public welcome. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta.
Due to an illness in his family, Assemblyman Pete Lopez, R-Schoharie, announced this morning he is suspending his bid to replace Congressman Chris Gibson in New York’s 19th Congressional District and is now officially seeking re-election in the 102nd Assembly District.
The 102nd includes Cherry Valley, Roseboom, Decatur and Worcester on Otsego County’s east end, as well as pieces of 11 counties.
Lopez, who appeared most recently locally last Tuesday at the Otsego Chamber’s State of the State breakfast at The Otesaga, announced that his father was recently diagnosed with cancer.