Jack Brandt slated to fill vacant legislator seat

by Andrew Henderson

Jack Brandt, an attorney who served as town justice in Schroeppel, has been tabbed by Republicans to fill the vacant District 12 seat on the Oswego County Legislature.

Brandt will replace veteran lawmaker Art Ospelt, who died Dec. 18.

Last week, the Oswego County Republican Committee, with consultation with the Schroeppel and Hastings town committees, recommended Brandt to the seat.

Brandt is an attorney with deep ties throughout the 12th District. He has most recently served as a town justice in Schroeppel.

“I am honored that the committee members selected me to fill this seat long held by Art Ospelt,” said Brandt.  “He was a true pillar of our community and a strong advocate for our area.  I look forward to working with the community to continue that strong tradition of public service.”

Schroeppel Republican Committee Chairman Carl Richardson said, “Jack is a passionate and committed member of our town and I think he’ll serve this community well on the legislature. As town Justice, Jack brought some new initiatives to the court and I know he’ll do the same in this new role.”

Oswego County Republican Committee Chairman Michael Backus added, “It is always my pleasure to work with the local town committees and in this case several committee members from two different towns. The committee members interviewed Mr. Brandt and voted to recommend him for appointment to the legislature.”

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