Otsego County Board of Representatives member Peter Oberacker of Schenevus announced his intent to seek the nomination for the 51st Senate District. The seat is currently held by Senator James Seward who will be retiring at the end of the year. Prior to his election to the County Board, Peter served as Maryland Town Supervisor and as a town board member. Assemblyman Chris Tague announced he will not run to succeed Seward just days after declaring his candidacy.

Peter Oberacker (Credit: Peter Oberacker for NYS Senate-facebook)