- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) - The co-owner of a family-owned concessions business will become the youngest mayor in New York state when he’s sworn into office in January.

Oswego City Councilor Billy Barlow, a Republican who turned 25 in September, defeated Democrat Amy Tresidder by nearly 500 votes in Tuesday’s election.

During his campaign, Barlow said he would work to boost business and revitalize neighborhoods in Oswego, a Lake Ontario port city of 18,000 located 35 miles northwest of Syracuse.

A graduate of Arizona State University who was born and raised in Oswego, Barlow is co-owner of a family business that has food stands at the state fair and other locations.

The current youngest seated mayor in the state is 27-year-old Svante Myrick of Ithaca.

Barlow will succeed Tom Gillen, who ran as a write-in candidate.


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