Skylar Thompson of Oneonta has announced his bid for the Oneonta Town Board.

He is a graduate of Oneonta High and Hartwick College Political Science major. Thompson is currently employed by Community Bank N.A. and previously with NBT Bank. Thompson is also a commissioner of the West Oneonta Fire Department’s Board of Finance which affords him the opportunity to manage and understand budgeting and finance. He volunteered as a basketball coach at the Oneonta Boys and Girls Club and football coach in Walton, and is currently the head boys varsity basketball coach for Franklin.

Thompson said:  "As a community, we need to work together, because working together makes things happen, and I want to do my part. I decided to take the next step and run for Town Board because of my love for my community, love of politics and political history. Keeping taxes modestly low helping business remain open and new business to start allowing people to stay and live and work here. “

As a younger candidate Skylar hops to bring fresh ideas to the table from a different vantage point helping the Town of Oneonta move forward into the future.

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