WASHINGTON – Otsego County’s congressman, Antonio Delgado, R-19, said he was “humbled and honored” on being sworn in for a second term last evening at the Capitol.
The swearing in took place on the House floor, by groups, to observe social distancing protocols.
ONEONTA – City Hall is planning a swearing-in ceremony for the six newly elected Common Council members, plus two incumbents, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, in Common Council Chambers at 258 Main St. Mayor Gary Herzig will preside.
New council members are Luke Murphy (Ward 1), Mark Davies (2), Kati Lipari Shue (4), Len Carson (5), Scott Harrington (6) and Mark Drnek (8).
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JANUARY 1
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.
2 NEW YEAR’S DAY CEREMONIES
COBLESKILL – New Year’s Day, newly elected Assemblyman Chris Tague will be making two vows.
At 5 p.m., he will take the oath to uphold the laws of New York State in representing the 102nd Assembly District, which includes the towns of Cherry Valley, Roseboom, Decatur and Worcester in Otsego County.
He will then take the marriage vows, signaling the beginning of wedded bliss between Tague and Dana Buzon of Schoharie.
ONEONTA – Successful Oneonta area candidates in the Nov. 3 local elections will take their oaths of office at noon New Year’s Day in Foothills’ Atrium. A reception will follow.
First, state Supreme Court Judge Michael V. Coccoma will swear in City Court Judge Lucy Bernier for another term.
Then Judge Bernier will swear in Mayor Gary Herzig and Common Council members, and any county board representatives who are present.
It appears that most successful town board and county board candidates will be sworn in during the first meeting of their boards in the new year.