By Joe Mahoney
The Daily Star
---- — COOPERSTOWN — The race is on in what is expected to be a spirited contest for the office of Otsego County treasurer.
Representatives for Republican Edward Keator Jr., the treasurer for the village of Coperstown, and acting County Treasurer Henry “Russ” Bachman, an independent running with support from the Democratic Party, said the two hopefuls have collected the needed number of signatures to be placed on the November ballot.
County Treasurer Dan Crowell will also be on the ballot because he did not announce his plans to leave office at the end of the current year until after it was too late to have his name scrubbed from from the ballot. Crowell is currently on active duty with the U.S. Army.
Bachman will be listed as the candidate for the Otsego First party, while Keator, who stepped into the race after Crowell signaled he would not seek re-election, is running as the candidate for Common Cents.