Endorsements from Media, Individuals, and Organizations
Hometown Oneonta/The Freeman's Journal
Congressman Antonio Delgado:
I am proud to announce my endorsement and support for Dan Buttermann in his campaign for New York’s 121st Assembly District. Dan and I share a strong commitment to serve our community through promoting small businesses, family farms, improvements in infrastructure, and action on climate change. I firmly believe Dan’s substantial record of community service will translate into a tireless resolve to serve the people of the 121st Assembly District.
NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli:
Dan shares my drive and excitement for serving New York. I have known Dan for years, and each time we meet I am impressed with the work he is doing, from serving on the school board and the community action agency to delivering needed food to families with the United Way. Dan has the knowledge and the experience to be a great fit for the Assembly. I know he will work to ensure the financial health of our state by working with all stakeholders to nurture our upstate economy and protect our communities. He is already a trusted leader, and we can all count on him being an outstanding advocate for the 121st. I fully endorse Dan Buttermann for the New York State Assembly.
Bill Magee, former Assemblyman, 1991-2018:
I am voting for Dan Buttermann, because I know he will do the work our farms need in Albany. He comes from a family business and has the work ethic and drive to ensure all farms and businesses in the 121st get the support they need. Send Dan to Albany, and he will represent us with conviction and integrity.
Corey Mosher, farmer and former Democratic candidate for Assembly:
Dan will work for everyone in the 121st District. His character won’t allow him to get sucked into the partisan politics that so many are tired of. Dan Buttermann is the right choice for the 121st District, and I am proud to endorse him for Assembly.
Note: Although Corey Mosher's name will appear on the Working Families Party line on the ballot on November 3, he has suspended his campaign and has asked that voters support Dan Buttermann.
Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig:
I first met Dan when he joined Rotary in 2015. He joined for the same reasons as me - to do service to his community and to meet others with the same initiative. I have long been impressed by his ambition. He has accepted posts of trust in the community from the school board to Opportunities for Otsego, and even teaching a course at Hartwick College. I know he is the right representative for us in Albany because he comes with experience and ideas aimed at improving the well-being of all concerned and not a focus on political parties. I trust Dan is the right person to represent the Democratic Party on the ballot and the right representative for us all in Albany.
Mark Drnek, City of Oneonta Council, Ward 8:
As we navigate through and beyond the pandemic, we will need a leader in the Assembly with empathy and understanding of its impact on the community; someone who will being creativity and passion to solving the many problems and challenges that lie ahead. Beyond that, we need a representative who will identify and seize the opportunities that our new normal will present. I have confidence that Dan is the best, most qualified candidate for the 121st Assembly District, and he has my enthusiastic endorsement.
Kristi Anderson, Member, Cazenovia Town Board:
I am happy to support Dan Buttermann's campaign to represent the 121st Assembly District in Albany. Dan has a solid history of community involvement in Otsego County and has spent a lot of time and energy getting to know the residents of Madison County as well. He is smart, hard working, and a good listener. I look forward to having Dan represent Cazenovia and the rest of the district.
Jill Basile, Otsego County Board of Representatives, City of Oneonta, District 14:
I am supporting Dan for the NYS Assembly because Dan listens to people. Dan will be a representative for all of us, not just those in his party. Dan's life experiences in the business and education sectors will move our district forward for all citizens, especially once COVID passes. We'll need his hard working spirit and enthusiasm to move us forward. As an Otsego County legislator, I am looking forward to working with Dan in the future.
Liz Rickard, Hartwick:
I have known Dan for several years through his commitments to serving on the Oneonta school board, but I am writing now about his community leadership. He not only shows up and puts in the work, but also recruits others to join the effort too. He understands the needs of families in our region and has ideas to share and make things better for all in our communities. I fully support Dan as our next representative to the Assembly.
Luisa Montanti, City of Oneonta:
I am voting for Dan Buttermann to be our next Assembly member. As a democracy we must knock down the party lines and vote for the right person! Dan is the candidate with the fortitude and tenacity to resolve the ongoing issues that our communities are overcome by. He has shown creativity, collaboration, and ambition in his community service, and that is the leadership we need in Albany. Our business community needs support to grow and I know Dan, who is fair and honest, is the right person to advocate for us. He has the experience and all the qualifications to be an effective member of the Assembly. Vote for Dan on November 3rd!
Edward Keator Jr., Oneonta
I have known Dan for about four years. I have talked with him about many issues over that time and to me he has a very thorough grasp on what is important to those of us living in the 121st. Having run for the position of Otsego County Treasurer twice, and having served as the treasurer for the village of Cooperstown for almost four years, I feel Dan is the best choice for our region!
Adrienne Martini, Otsego County Board of Representatives, City of Oneonta, District 12:
I'm supporting Dan Buttermann for the NYS Assembly because he has clear goals for making our region an economic engine for the people who choose to live here. Like me, he sees education and heath care as key to improving lives and outcomes. the Diverse populations of the 121st deserve a state representative who will show up for all of us when it comes to pushing for our priorities at the state level.
Dan Crowell, Former Treasurer, Otsego County, 2010-2017:
The stakes are high and the issues are complex in the county and state interplay of funding public services, and Dan has greatly impressed me with his grasp of the issues, his capacity to keep pace with the evolution of difficult times,, and his ability to put that knowledge to meaningful action for the benefit of our rural upstate district. We need his work ethic, his character, and his energy more than ever in the coming years. I strongly encourage you to join me in Voting for Dan Buttermann for New York State Assembly's 121st District.
New Lisbon Town Supervisor Ed Lentz:
Dan is ready to serve the 121st. He has done the homework, traveled the district, and worked to build productive relationships along the way. We need this in Albany - a representative who has shown an ability to compromise and work with others.
Dorothy "Dot" Willsey, Peterboro Community Leader:
Five years ago next week, at a weekly morning meeting of Eaton Democrats, Dan Buttermann expressed interest in one day serving in the New York State Assembly. Dan says that meeting solidified his interest to pursue the office. He has been educating himself for the position ever since.
Dan spends time in Madison County for political meetings, social gatherings, and historical events – often bringing his delightful daughters with him. He engages with enthusiasm and interest whatever the activity may be. He values the people he meets and remembers and asks for them when he returns.
Dan carefully studies the issues in the district and in the state, and is articulate in expressing his positions and ideas. He is also an eager, active, and respectful listener about conditions and perspectives from the folks who live here. I am confident that Dan will be a strong presence and voice throughout the 121st Assembly District and committed to communicating in a multitude of ways to inform his constituents.
Dan has been learning and preparing for sixty months to be an excellent legislator. Running for office is not a recent decision. Mindful of a correct time to run for office, Dan respectfully waited out two election years, and is ready for action on his first day in Albany.
Dan’s time has come.
Our time has come to send Dan Buttermann to Albany where he will represent the 121st with class, concern, and care.
Dr. Benjamin Friedell, Family Physician & Community Leader:
I am supporting Dan for the NYS Assembly because he is committed to his community and has the right experience for the job. I serve on a local non-profit Board of Directors with Dan. He brings his concern for the less fortunate among us, his calm wisdom, and his sense of humor to a job that he takes seriously. I know he brings these attributes to his service on our local School Board as well.
Joe and Carole Valesky, Oneida Community Leaders
Max Smith, Former City of Oneida Mayor:
Dan has prepared and committed to this goal for years. He has regularly attended and participated in events in and around our county. He is no newcomer. Please reward his dedication and commitment.
Ellen Tillapaugh, Mayor of Cooperstown:
I am delighted to support Dan, because I know he supports us. Since I first met Dan, I have been impressed by his service and involvement in our area. This is what we need in Albany - a partner who will serve each and every one of us. He has done the work, has the ideas, and is willing to listen to constituent needs.
Jeff Katz, Former Cooperstown Mayor:
I've known Dan for years. He's a great listener, engaged and active, and a thoughtful person. More than that, he's a good and decent man, exactly the kind of person we need in the Assembly. I fully endorse Dan Buttermann for Assembly in the 121st District.
Ann Jones, Town of Fenner:
I am always impressed with Dan's ability to "connect the dots," always able to call upon people who can help him get a project underway, and to create a sense of community for a project. While he possesses the skills, communication, and drive to take on a venture of his own, he believes that by working together we can overcome any problem. This district is composed of hard workers with strong values, and Dan will be the voice in Albany fighting for families and strengthening our community.
Doug Weaver, Business Owner, Town of Sullivan:
As the owner of a small business located in the 121st Assembly District, I support Dan Buttermann for Assembly! In the time that I have known Dan, I have found him to be a man of his word and someone that I trust to get things done. Dan is committed to growing the economy in our community. He is focused on economic development, with a keen eye on preserving the environment for future generations. Our region has beautiful waterways, forests, and farms which offer not only aesthetic charm, but also contribute a great deal of money to our local economy. Dan’s commitment to supporting the growth of local business while preserving our vast natural resources makes him the best choice to represent the 121st District in Albany.
Kim Muller, Former Mayor, City of Oneonta:
Over the many years that I've known Dan, I've respected and enjoyed the work that he's done in our community. As a candidate for the Assembly, he's done the same across the district. He shows up, he listens, and he acts. He has earned our trust and confidence and he'll carry that to Albany to work for all of us. Dan is the right person to be our representative. Vote for Dan Buttermann!
Kaytee Lipari Shue, City of Oneonta Common Council, Ward 4
I'm proud to support Dan for Assembly. His first-hand experience with our education system has driven him to create specific plans to help better fund our schools, especially in rural areas, all across the district. I know he will be a strong advocate for us in the Assembly, because as a parent, this district and its schools are important to him, too.
Tammy Hayes, Town of Nelson:
Dan Butterman is the strongest candidate for the 121st District. Dan has shown that he is committed to the residents of Madison, Otsego, and Oneida counties that he would represent in Albany. He has been to my home to meet with our local committee to hear our concerns regarding energy conservation, criminal justice reform, and election laws. With the COVID 19 isolation and separation concerns Dan changed quickly to use social media to remain involved within in the community. This is the leadership that is needed in Albany -adaptable, engaged, and informed.
John Nichols, City of Oneida:
Dan Buttermann is a family man. We are all part of his extended family. His commitment to his community and his knowledge of what it takes to support people makes him the best candidate. He cares. That's important these days. He is my friend and I urge you to vote for him.
Clark Oliver, Otsego County Board of Representatives, City of Oneonta, District 11:
I'm supporting Dan Buttermann because he is showing up for Oneonta and the communities throughout NY-121. In addition to his comprehensive policy proposals, Dan has proven he is willing to put in the work to carry his campaign through to the general election. The 121st District deserves an Assemblyman with integrity and a hard-working spirit. I believe Dan is that candidate.
Steve Polgar, Oneonta High School grad, NYS Assembly District 3 candidate:
As an Oneonta native, it is great to see Dan's commitment to the community and especially to education. I can't wait to have a partner in the Assembly next year that will speak truth to power and will fight for the people of New York every single day. In these uncertain times, we need a pro-science representative that will help keep us safe.
Danny Lapin, Otsego County Representative District 13, City of Oneonta,
Wards 5 & 6:
Dan Buttermann has demonstrated that he is the most qualified candidate to serve the 121st Assembly District. Dan has a true passion to make New York State a leader in our fight against climate change. Dan's unique skill set, experience, and dedication to the residents of the 121st will make him a strong voice for rural communities in Albany.
Mike Oot, Former Madison County Democratic Committee Chair:
I'm proud to endorse Dan Buttermann for election as our representative in the Assembly. I've gotten to know Dan over the past several years as he worked his way through the District, reaching out and speaking with community members and various organizations in order to get to know people and to fully understand all the issues facing them in this District. He has a great deal of experience in public service both in his activity with multiple non-profits and his tenure as a school board member. I think it's important to emphasize his past work with abused and neglected children. Dan is both well known and well liked throughout the district. Importantly, he isn't caught up in the steady stream of negativity that seems to surround many politicians today, even in our rural district. Dan is capable, well informed and I know he will do a great job as our representative in Albany. Vote for Dan Buttermann, I'm certainly going to.
Central New York Labor Council
Colgate College Democrats
College Democrats of New York
Family Planning Action Fund of South Central New York
National Association of Social Workers - New York State chapter, PACE committee
National Organization for Women
New York State Democratic Federation of Women
Oneida City Democratic Committee
Planned Parenthood Empire State Votes PAC Endorsement Committee