The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce held its annual State of the State Breakfast Wednesday morning at SUNY Oneonta. Senator James Seward was in attendance along with Cooperstown Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh and Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig. Attendees heard firsthand about local, regional and state initiatives for the coming year.

According to the Chamber, Senator Seward shared with the Chamber membership the following statement at the breakfast:

“As we embark on a new legislative session I stand ready to address the many challenges we face.  Too many people are leaving the state, and that is a trend we need to reverse.  I will be working to create new opportunities, making sure businesses can afford to grow, and families and individuals can succeed here at home. The political landscape in the senate has changed, but my first priority remains the same – to represent the people of the 51st Senate District and fight for our core values and our way of life.”