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Bobby Walker

Cooperstown’s Bobby Walker Leads NY College Republicans

Cooperstown’s Bobby Walker

Leads NY College Republicans

Walker after Saturday’s election as president of the state’s college Republicans.

COOPERSTOWN – Bobby Walker was elected president of the New York Federation of College Republicans at its annual convention over the weekend at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Albany.

“The College Republicans will become a major fighting force in NY Politics,” the SUNY Albany undergrad from Cooperstown, who put together what he called the Restore NYFCR Campaign, declared after his victory.

Walker’s Team Restore slate also carried all spots on the NYCFR executive board.

COOPERSTOWN AND AROUND

COOPERSTOWN AND AROUND
and
CITY OF THE HILLS

20 Inches Of Snow On Way This Weekend

Ian Austin/The Freeman’s Journal –  Chandra Kaczor of Cooperstown learns about Destination Wedding at Beaver Valley, Hartwick Seminary, at the Foothills’ annual Wedding Expo Sunday, Jan. 13, in Oneonta
Shannah Kane, Oneonta, was on site with The Village Printer, and Lydia Palmer, was representing Morris Tent Rental and table settings at the Foothills Wedding Expo on Sunday, Jan 13

As much as 20 inches of snow could fall on Otsego County this weekend, according to Accuweather.
The strong snowstorm is predicted to start in the Midwest and sweep up central Pennsylvania and into central New York by Thursday or Friday.
Though snow will start on Friday and continue on Saturday, the majority of the snow will fall on Sunday. Snow is also predicted through the rest of next week.
Follow developments on www.AllOTSEGO.com

►CONGRESSMAN DELGADO introduced his first bill in Congress: to extend veterans’ benefits to their spouses. He also refused a paycheck until the shutdown ends.
►2018 TEMPERATURES hit record highs, but was also 6/10ths of a degree below normal overall, Oneonta weather watch Dave Mattice reports.
►SENATOR SEWARD will also serve on the education, finance, higher education, insurance and rules committees.
►YOUNG REPUBLICAN Bobby Walker of Cooperstown is

Bobby Walker Runs To Lead State’s College Republicans

Bobby Walker Runs To Lead

State’s College Republicans

Bobby Walker and Chris Tague give the thumbs-up after Walker’s effort helped Tague win the 102nd Assembly District seat.

COOPERSTOWN – CCS grad Bobby Walker, now a student at SUNY Albany, is running for state chairman of the New York Federation of College Republicans.

A Cooperstown native, founder of the Otsego County Young Republicans, and recently director of social media for Republican Marc Molinaro’s gubernatorial, race, he has served the federal as executive director, and is running on the Restore NYFCR ticket.

WALKER: Markusen Will Communicate

WALKER:  Markusen Will Communicate

To the Editor:

The time is now. Over the past few years, our Cooperstown Central school board has been in decline. Lack of communication. Lack of regard for the public (aka, the people who hired them). They are completely out of touch with the people of this district. Scandal after scandal the Board has continued on a backwards course.

There is only one solution to the problem. We need someone who will talk one on one with the people. We need someone who puts what WE need first. We need someone that can be a catalyst for improving communication and understanding between the board and district residents.

That person is Bruce Markusen.

Bruce has worked in education at the National Baseball Hall of Fame for over eight years. He has also been actively involved in the school community, announcing at girls’ basketball games since 2001 and doing classroom engagement activities with elementary students.

Bruce had almost a three-hour-long meeting with me, discussing student concerns, exchanging ideas and, most importantly, he listened. This district most importantly needs someone who takes responsibility and get things done. Blaming mistakes on the evils of modern technology or social media doesn’t solve anything.

I really enjoy elections like this because they’re never about politics. This is solely about what’s best for our school and school district and it’s an election where, regardless of party, we can all band together for one candidate. So, for all of you who expressed outrage with me at the board over the past year, I offer my full endorsement of Bruce Markusen for CCS Board of Education and I hope you will consider casting a vote for him on May 16 as well.

BOBBY WALKER
Cooperstown

Young GOP Chair Bobby Walker Meets Mnuchin At Inauguration

Young GOP Chair Bobby Walker

Meets Mnuchin At Inauguration

Bobby Walker of Cooperstown, chair of the Otsego County Young Republicans, snaps a selfie with Steven Mnuchin, President Trump’s treasury secretary, who he met at Friday’s Inauguration in Washington D.C. (More photos from Walker in upcoming edition of The Freeman’s Journal and Hometown Oneonta.)
Faso Invites Bobby Walker To Attend Trump Inaugural

Faso Invites Bobby Walker

To Attend Trump Inaugural

Editor’s Note: If you’re attending the Trump inauguration, alert Jim Kevlin at 547-6103, or e-mail jimk@allotsego.com

By EMILY MURPHY • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Congressman Faso and Bobby Walker during the recently completed campaign.

COOPERSTOWN – Bobby Walker, the Cooperstown Central School senior who chairs the Otsego County Young Republicans, has received a ticket from U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, to attend Donald J. Trump’s inauguration Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C.

Walker had served as a volunteer in Faso’s just-completed Congressional campaign, where he defeated Democrat Zephyr Teachout Nov. 8 to succeed retiring Congressman Chris Gibson.

Senior To CCS Board: We Won’t Be Bullied

E-PETITION SPURS DEBATE

Senior To CCS Board:

We Won’t Be Bullied

"We will not allow ourselves to be bullied into submission," senior Bobby Clark, who heads the Otsego County Young Republicans, tells the Cooperstown Central school board this evening. Seated behind him is MacGuire Benton, head of the Young Democrats, who collaborated with Walker in circulating a recent e-petition. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
“We will not allow ourselves to be bullied into submission,” senior Bobby Walker, who heads the Otsego County Young Republicans, tells the Cooperstown Central school board this evening. Seated behind him is MacGuire Benton, head of the Young Democrats, who collaborated with Walker in circulating a recent e-petition. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – Bobby Walker, a CCS senior and leader of the Otsego County Young Republicans, said he was called into the principal’s office and told to “remove” e-petitions he was circulating on behalf of Laurie Pestar, the elementary school secretary who was seeking an unpaid leave while she fights cancer.

Walker refused to do so, and asked Middle/High School Principal Donna Lucy who had told her to rein him in.  “I cannot tell you,” she replied.

“We do have a voice and we will not allow ourselves to be bullied into submission,” the senior told the school board that was meeting this evening in the packed middle/high school library.  (It appeared most attendees were there for their Participation in Government class.)

Brisk Voting Reported For President, NY Offices

Brisk Voting Reported

For President, NY Offices

John Salka, the Brookfield town supervisor and Madison County legislator who is challenging Assemblyman Bill Magee, D-Nelson, for hte 121st District seat, shakes hands with Bobbie Walker, founder of the Otsego County Young Republicans, at the Cooperstown Rotary Club's pancake meal at the Vet's Club. Behind him is Tony Casale, the retired assemblyman, and state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, and wife Cindy. Seward is being challenged by Democrat Jermaine Bagnall-Graham of Sherburne. Also on the ballot are Republican John Faso and Democrat Zephyr Teachout, vying to succeed Congressman Chris Gibson in the 19th District. (By the way, the Rotary is serving pancakes until 2 p.m., and again from 4 to 7 p.m.) (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
John Salka, the Republican Brookfield town supervisor and Madison County legislator who is challenging Assemblyman Bill Magee, D-Nelson, for the 121st District seat, shakes hands with Bobby Walker, Cooperstown, founder of the Otsego County Young Republicans, at the Cooperstown Rotary Club’s pancake meal at the Vet’s Club this morning. Behind him is Tony Casale, the retired assemblyman, and state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, and wife Cindy. Seward is being challenged by Democrat Jermaine Bagnall-Graham of Sherburne.  In addition to president and U.S. senator, also on the ballot are Republican John Faso and Democrat Zephyr Teachout, vying to succeed Congressman Chris Gibson in the 19th District. By the way, the Rotary is serving pancakes until 2 p.m., and again from 4 to 7 p.m. ($6 for adults) – and polls are open until 9 p.m. around Otsego County. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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