Hanna addresses constituents at Otsego Electric meeting

GILBERTSVILLE – U.S. Representative Richard Hanna visited Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton Central School as the first elected official to speak at the Otsego Electric Cooperative Inc. annual meeting Wednesday night.

“I am a strong advocate of what [Otsego Electric] is doing here,” said Hanna. “And I will continue to support it as long as I serve.”

Hanna, who was elected to represent the 24th district of New York in Congress last November, promised that although he was “new to the job,” he would continue to support the needs of rural businesses.

In response to questions about the area’s agricultural difficulties, Hanna explained that he’s supporting change in immigration laws to provide support to local farmers who need reliable help. He is also a co-chair of the Organic Caucus and explained that research was being done to determine the best way to provide for organic farmers around the area. Hanna also described the importance of participation from constituents.

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