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November 7, 2013

Election win leaves hole on town board

Staff Report
The Daily Star

---- — The Oneonta Town Board hasn’t identified any candidates to fill a seat to be vacated by a member elected Tuesday to the county board, the supervisor said Wednesday afternoon.

Councilwoman Janet Hurley-Quackenbush, a Republican, won a two-way race for the District 4 seat on the Otsego County Board of Representatives. With 743 votes, she bested Daniel Buttermann, a Democrat, with 666 votes.

Wood said he was pleased with Hurley-Quackenbush’s success, and said she will be difficult to replace.

Hurley-Quackenbush has served 14 years on the town board, and her current term expires Dec. 31, 2015.

Wood, a Democrat, said he spoke with Andrew Stammel and Patricia Jacob, the two Democratic candidates who won election to the Oneonta Town Board on Tuesday night.

“They seem energized and anxious to come to work for the town,” Wood said. “They’ll be great assets.”

Stammel won 792 votes and Jacob garnered 757, according to unofficial results from the Otsego County Board of Elections. Republicans Brett Holleran garnered 595 votes and Fred Volpe, 573.