Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig will not run for reelection

Gary Herzig

Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig says he will not run for reelection this year, after leading the city for the past six years.

Posted: Feb 23, 2021 1:55 PM
Updated: Feb 23, 2021 2:13 PM

ONEONTA, N.Y. – Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig says he will not run for reelection this year, after leading the city for the past six years.

He released the following statement on Tuesday:

“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. Even an unprecedented pandemic was not able to slow us down.

“I am confident that we are on track to build a brighter and more vibrant future for Oneonta. While I will not seek re-election for Mayor this year, I will spend the coming ten months working harder than ever to ensure that Oneonta is well positioned to take advantage of the new opportunities which will certainly present themselves in the post-COVID world.”

Herzig, a Democrat, was elected Oneonta mayor in 2015. Before that, he was the vice chair of the Oneonta Planning Commission and the chair of the Oneonta Board of Assessment and Review.

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