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November 6, 2013

Unopposed mayor wins re-election

Staff Report
The Daily Star

---- — Oneonta Mayor Dick Miller was re-elected to another term Tuesday with 1,003 votes.

Miller, 70, who four years ago ran under the slogan “Collaborate for Oneonta,” ran unopposed and appeared on the Republican and Democratic party lines on the ballot. He garnered 310 votes on the Republican line, according to unofficial results posted by the Otsego County Board of Elections, and 693 votes on the Democrat line.  

“I’m looking forward to the next four years,” Miller said.

In the city of Oneonta, of 4,353 registered voters, 1,964 are Democrats and 1,124 are Republicans, according to the Otsego County Board of Elections, and 907 voters are unaffiliated and 270 are Independence.

Election officials reported that there were 45 write-in votes Tuesday.

Miller said priorities for the next term include economic development; eliminating the city’s structural deficit; improving housing conditions; and institutionalizing the new City Charter and city manager form of government.

During his four years in office, Miller said, he has worked with 13 Common Council members and almost 100 commission and board appointees. He said first-term accomplishments included instituting a multi-year financial plan; reducing the work force by 10 positions without layoffs; and approval of zoning, charter and redistricting plans.