OSWEGO, NY – Rep. Dan Maffei (D-NY) recently opened an office in Oswego.
The new Oswego office is full service and will be staffed full-time, and maintain regular week day hours.
The office is located in City Hall, 13 W. Oneida St., on the second floor. The phone number is: (315) 342-2192.
Oswego Mayor Tom Gillen welcomed the large crowd to the opening and said the city is thrilled to have the congressman open an office in City Hall.
Maffei pointed out that he isn’t a stranger to Oswego. His mother taught at SUNY Oswego when he was a very little kid, he said. He was a history major in college, he continued.
“The history here is really incredible. I don’t think that anybody who doesn’t live here can have a full appreciation of the kind of history that we have in Oswego and Oswego County,” he said.
“You can disagree with me on everything that you can think of,” he said. “We’re still going to try to help you. We are your advocate with the federal government; and, believe me, the federal government can drive you nuts, it drives me nuts sometimes.”
Rep. Maffei said his top priorities since taking office are “creating more good paying jobs, fixing Central New York’s economy and growing our middle class.”
To address these priorities, he kicked off a district-wide listening tour focused on job creations.
He has been traveling throughout Central New York meeting with local business and development leaders, small business owners, workers and others to get their input and find ways to work together to grow the economy and create more jobs.
A few weeks ago, he held a small business roundtable meeting in Oswego and has had similar roundtable meetings throughout Central New York.
Since taking office, he has met with more than 150 business owners and economic leaders to discuss ways to grow the economy and create more jobs.
“Some of the common themes I’ve been hearing at these meetings is that in order to create more jobs and grow the economy, we need to improve our infrastructure, particularly our transportation infrastructure, so we can create travel options for Central New York’s small business owners so they can find new markets, so our talented professionals can market their skills to the world, and so that Central New York can be an attractive place for companies to invest and grow their workforces,” he told Oswego County Today.
He’s also focused on making sure the education system needs to prepare children to compete in the world economy.
Besides Oswego, Maffei opened offices in Cayuga and Wayne counties.
This will allow residents the opportunity to get the same services and assistance in person without having to travel all the way to Syracuse, he pointed out.
“I am committed to ensuring that all Central New Yorkers, from every corner of the district, get the same access to services and attention from my office they deserve,” he said.