In that position, she said, she coordinated programming for local government officials and helped produce a newsletter that dealt with such topics as budgetary constraints and unfunded government mandates.
She said she and her husband, Jeffrey Heilveil, a State University College at Oneonta professor, moved to Oneonta from North Carolina in 2007. The couple and their 7-year old daughter reside on lower East Street in Oneonta, in a neighborhood she noted has a heavy student population.
Asked why she wants to serve on the county board, Hornburg Heilveil said: “All of the levels of local government are important, and knowing there was going to be a definite opening on the county board, I thought it would be a good time to step up.”
She noted she is opposed to hydraulic fracturing, and pointed out that she is interested in a wide spectrum of issues, such as ensuring that the county’s emergency communications system delivers rapid response times when the public needs the services of first responders.
No Republican candidate has emerged for the district, which has a heavy Democratic voter enrollment.