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Jim Barber

Let Business Know When It Can Open, Oberacker Declares

Let Business Know

When It Can Open,

Oberacker Declares

With Phase Two Arriving Friday,

Governor Yet To Provide Details

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Oberacker

SCHENEVUS – In the face of uncertainly among local business people, Republican State Senate candidate Peter Oberacker issued a statement this afternoon calling on Governor Cuomo to “immediately release” more detailed information about Phase 2 of the plan to un-PAUSE New York State.

“We have been receiving many calls and messages asking where to find details regarding Phase 2 and sadly, there are none,” said Oberacker, who is running succeed state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, who is retiring.  He is running against Jim Barber, the Schoharie farmer who works for Cooperative Extension of Otsego & Schoharie Counties.

Barber: Leave Decision On Reopening County To ‘Medical Experts’

Barber: Leave Decision

On Reopening County

To ‘Medical Experts’

He Criticizes Oberacker Call

To Plan ‘un-PAUSE’ Locally

SCHOHARIE – Democrat Jim Barber this evening issued a statement saying he “profoundly disagrees” with his Republican opponent Peter Oberacker‘s idea of developing a local plan to reopen Otsego County instead of waiting for Governor Cuomo to do so.

Both men are  running to succeed state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford.

Barber Announces Run For NY Senate

Barber Announces

Run For NY Senate

Schoharie Farmer Challenges Seward

Schoharie County farmer Jim Barber, left, was joined by Congressman Paul Tonko at Barber’s announcement Saturday that he’s running for state Senate. In the center is Barber’s wife Cindy.

MIDDLEBURGH – A fifth-generation farmer and son of a former state Ag & Markets commissioner announced here Saturday he’s seeking the Democratic nomination to run for state Senate in the 10-county 51st District, which includes Otsego County.

In he wins the nomination, Jim Barber would challenge state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, next fall.

Middleburgh Farmer Runs For State Senate

Middleburgh Farmer

Runs For State Senate

Jim Barber

MIDDLEBURGH – Democrat Jim Barber, a farmer from Middleburgh, Schoharie County, announced today he’s running for state Senate  in the 51st District, which includes Otsego County.

“For generations, my family has been proud to live in this region, to run our family farm, and to invest in our communities,” Barber said in a press release.  “I am going to bring that work ethic, love of community, and ability to get results to Albany as this region’s next state senator.”

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