VESTAL, NY (WSKG) – Otsego County Legislator Peter Oberacker has begun his run for the New York Senate. The Republican currently represents Otsego’s sixth district, which includes Decatur, Maryland, Westford and Worcester.
The Republican hopes to replace James Seward in New York’s sprawling 51st senate district. It includes Cortland and Otsego along with parts of Delaware, Chenango, Cayuga and Tompkins Counties.
After representing the area since 1987, Seward is retiring at the end of this year Last fall, he announced he’s undergoing treatment for cancer.
Democrat Jim Barber is also running for the seat.