Under the new redistricting of state and Congressional districts in New York state, this year’s Assembly race features a new incumbent vs. a veteran challenger.
Dan Buttermann from Oneonta, who has twice challenged Assemblyman John Salka, is running again for the position on the Democratic line. The district Salka represents until Dec. 31 has been carved up, and the Brookfield resident is not running again.
Assemblyman Brian Miller, a Republican, has represented portions of the district the past six years. The new boundaries for the 122nd Assembly District take on bigger territory to pick up parts of the current district.
The Star asked each candidate to answer a few questions about their background, priorities and vision for what’s ahead for New York state. Here are their answers as submitted.