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About Andrew Stammel 


Lifetime Area Resident, Attorney and Business Owner, Service Volunteer


Born:    Oneonta, New York; 36 years old.

Education: Syracuse University College of Law, Juris Doctor

  Muhlenberg College, Bachelor of Arts

Stamford Central School, Salutatorian

Employment: Attorney and Business Owner

SUNY Oneonta Administrator

Lifetime Area Resident:  I was born in Oneonta and grew up in nearby Stamford. My family's roots go back in both Delaware and Otsego County to the early 1800's with my third great grandfather having served in the Civil War with the 144th Regiment of Delaware County. My extended family still lives in Stamford, Harpersfield, and Oneonta.  As a child, I attended Stamford Central School and the First Presbyterian Church of Stamford.  My first job was working at the Boy Scout camp on Crumhorn Mountain in Milford.  After college I served a year of full-time community service at an Americorps program based in Delhi, New York, and began living full time in Oneonta after law school.

Professional Background: After College I volunteered in Americorps and later served as a child protective caseworker in the Delaware County DSS in Delhi. While attending Syracuse University College of Law,  I voluntereed with Vera House in Onondaga Family Court helping victims of domestic violence secure orders of protection. After law school, I took and passed the NYS Bar Exam on my first sitting and instead of moving out of the state I decided to stay in the area where I grew up. After commuting from Oneonta to a law firm in Stamford for several years, I opened my law office in the City of Oneonta in 2011. My legal work has led me to advocate for clients across New York in Town and County Courts, 3 of the 4 Appellate Divisions, and the United States District Court NDNY.  I provide affordable representation and accept the assignment of many indigent local clients. Since 2012, I have also been an administrator at SUNY Oneonta, acting as a resource to employees and students and ensuring compliance with State and Federal law.  In that role I have also engaged in institutional strategic planning and led the effort to create or update several College procedures and policies, particularly around Title IX and sexual misconduct issues. I work closely with survivors/victims of sexual assault to uphold their rights and hold perpetrators accountable.

Community Service: From a young age my parents showed me the importance of community service and I have been active in various groups ever since. In Stamford I was active in school, Church, and Scouting.  In Oneonta I am a member of the Oneonta Rotary Club, and previously chaired the Youth Exchange Program. I also have served on the Board of Orpheus Theatre, the Board of Directors of the ARC Otsego and have held membership or volunteered with many other local groups including the Otschodela Council BSA, Oneonta Family YMCA, Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, the Hanford Mills Museum, and the West Kortright Center. I'm grateful to continue community service and improvement through local government, first as an Oneonta Town Councilman and Deputy Supervisor for two years and now County Representative for Oneonta.

Personal Background: I love Oneonta and Otsego County and am committed to making my life here.  This is where I have made my home, family, career and business.  The future of our community is vitally important to you and me and I hope to help bring positive change. I am 36 years old, married and live on the West End of Oneonta near Greater Plains School.  In my free time I enjoy hiking, kayaking, and camping in the Catskills and beyond.

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