- Associated Press - Saturday, January 2, 2016

OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) - A 25-year-old Republican has been sworn in as the mayor of Oswego, New York, becoming the youngest mayor in New York state.

Billy Barlow was sworn in Friday and promised to support small business owners.

According to WSYR-TV, (https://bit.ly/1YVUeQU ), Barlow said he wants to reform the city’s code enforcement and building and permits process to make it easier for businesses to expand.

Barlow won a four-year term in November. He received 2,216 votes to Democrat Amy Tresidder’s 1,728.

The salary for the mayor’s post is $40,000.

Barlow graduated from Arizona State University and is a co-owner of his family’s business, Barlow’s Concessions.

Oswego is a city of about 18,000 on Lake Ontario in north-central New York.


Information from: WSYR-TV, https://www.9wsyr.com

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