Edward Keator Jr., the GOP-backed candidate for county treasurer and the current treasurer for the village of Cooperstown, said he would look forward to a debate with Crowell. But he noted Crowell has been out of the region due to having been placed on active duty by the U.S. Army Reserves.
According to Abbate, on Oct. 29, incumbent Rep. John Kosmer, D-Fly Creek, will debate Republican challenger Rick Hulse. The time and venue have not been finalized, but Abbate said he expects it will be held at the Otsego County Courthouse in Cooperstown. On Oct. 30, Abbate said, Democratic candidate Edward Lentz of New Lisbon will face Jamie Waters, a Republican from Milford, in a debate that is expected to be staged in Hartwick. The time and venue of that debate haven’t been finalized, Abbate said.
There is also now an agreement for incumbent Rep. Beth Rosenthal, D-Roseboom, to face William Glockler, a Republican from Middlefield Center, at a time and venue also yet to be determined.