Peter (Peter) Oberacker (R-SS51)
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Capitol: 518.455.3131
FAX: 518.426.6890
District: 607.432.5524
Senator
Room 506 Legislative Office Building 188 State Street
Albany, NY 12247

District Office:
41 South Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Shannon   
Committee Assignments
Ranking MemberSenate Committee on Transportation
Ranking MemberSenate Committee on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
MemberSubcommittee on Transportation
MemberSenate Committee on Education
MemberSenate Committee on Higher Education
MemberSenate Committee on Labor
MemberSenate Committee on Agriculture
MemberSenate Committee on Finance
Counties Representing
Chenango / Cortland / Greene / Herkimer / Otsego / Schoharie / Tompkins

Bio

Senator Peter Oberacker is serving his second term representing the 51st Senate District. First elected in 2020 during a global pandemic, Senator Oberacker is keenly aware of the many critical issues and concerns facing the seven counties he represents. Senator Oberacker's leading priorities include- Expanding broadband and cellular phone access to meet the needs of the entire state, specifically rural areas that have been left behind; Supporting small businesses, ensuring they have the resources needed to increase employment; Assisting volunteer EMS squads with training requirements, recruitment, and retention; Improving infrastructure including upstate roads and bridges.

Prior to his election to the state senate, Peter served as a member of the Otsego County Board of Representatives where he chaired the Public Works Committee, served as vice-chair of the Administration Committee, and was a member of Human Services, Negotiations, and Inter-Governmental Affairs committees. Previously, Peter served as Maryland Town Supervisor and as a town board member.

Peter grew up in a family of sausage makers, working in the family's local market since age eight. Peter has a long career in product research, development, and implementation in the food industry business. In 2007, he created FormTech Solutions and built it into a successful multi-million dollar business working with major companies around the world to develop and incorporate new and innovative products and then make them applicable in the ever-growing food industry.

A dedicated community member, Peter is a member of his local Fire Department and EMS squad and is a member of the Masonic Lodge. Peter is a graduate of Schenevus High School and SUNY Delhi. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Shannon, of 34 years. They have two adult children.