Ryan Pereira, proprietor of "My Father's Place" bar and restaurant in the Town of Oneonta made the announcement that he's going to be running for Oneonta Town Clerk this fall, as a democrat, a position currently held by Sara Robinson. According to AllOTSEGO, Pereira has over 20 years in the local hospitality business and deems that as acting Oneonta Town Clerk, it would be a continuation of serving the local community.

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Another political run was announced by Democrat Tim Gibson who plans to run for Oneonta Town Justice. Gibson served for 33 years as an operating room registered nurse at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital.

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