OSWEGO – Former Congressman Bill Owens has announced his endorsement of Amy Tresidder for mayor of the city of Oswego.
Owens, who represented Oswego in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2009 to 2013, said Tresidder’s experience and independence give him confidence in her leadership.
“Amy’s years in the county legislature, her decades as an active Oswego community member and mother, and her commitment to open and accountable government make her the experienced, trustworthy, and independent voice that Oswego needs now,” said Owens.
Tresidder, an Oswego homeowner for more than 30 years and a county legislator for the last five, said she was honored by Owens’ endorsement.
“It has been humbling, these last few months, to get the support of so many people who care about this community, from Congressman Owens to the families I meet at the farmers’ market. As mayor, I pledge to work every day to live up to their expectations and help make Oswego the city they deserve,” she said.
In endorsing Tresidder, Owens joins Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, who threw her support behind Tresidder earlier this year.
He noted that, like Miner, Tresidder would be her city’s first female mayor.
“Amy is the woman for the job,” said Owens.