Oneonta Mayor Will Not Seek Re-Election


VESTAL, NY (WSKG) – Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig announced on Tuesday he will not seek re-election this year. The Democrat has served as mayor since 2015.

Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig. (Photo courtesy City of Oneonta via WAMC)

In a statement, Herzig did not give a reason for his decision. Instead he focused on what he considers his accomplishments as mayor.

“During the past six years, by working together, the people of Oneonta have achieved remarkable progress in developing new housing options, supporting our local businesses, and strengthening our infrastructure while continuously improving upon our high quality of life,” Herzig said. “Even an unprecedented pandemic was not able to slow us down.”

He added he is confident Oneonta has a bright future in a post-pandemic world.