Dan Buttermann, a member of the Oneonta City Schools Board of Education, announced today he is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 121st Assembly District seat, which includes Madison County and parts of Otsego and Oneida Counties.
The district includes all of Madison County, Sherrill, Vernon, Augusta, Marshall, Sangerfield, Bridgewater, and most of Otsego County. The district is represented by John Salka, a Republican who defeated Democrat Bill Magee, who had been in office 28 years, in 2018.
Buttermann is also on the board of Opportunities for Otsego and the Oneonta Concert Association. In 2017, he organized the planning team that presents the annual TEDx events in Oneonta, which bring together citizens from diverse backgrounds and experiences to hear inspiring ideas from the TEDx stage and to connect with each other.
Buttermann has served on the Town of Oneonta Planning Board; is a member of the Oneonta Rotary Club, NAACP and Farm Bureau; performs clarinet regularly with the Oneonta Community Concert Band and the Catskill Symphony Orchestra; and teaches courses on negotiation and organizational behavior at Hartwick College. He was named one of “20 under 40” by the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce in 2015.
“As your representative, I will use my knowledge and experiences in business and community service to lead on the issues of education, economic development, infrastructure, environmental protection and sustainability,” Buttermann said. “We are at a pivotal time in our state and country. We have the chance to protect our environment, and build a rich, vibrant and sustainable economy that works for all New Yorkers at the same time. I’m excited for the future of New York and eager to be our voice and advocate for this important work in Albany.”