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March 18, 2013

Backus Named Co-Chair of NYS Clerks Association Legislative Committee

OSWEGO - Oswego County Clerk Michael C. Backus of Mexico was recently named co-chair of the New York State Association of County Clerks legislative committee by Association President Betsy Larkin.

"Michael is a young, recently elected County Clerk who has great ties within the New York State legislature and the federal government," said President Larkin, who also serves as Cortland County Clerk. "It's exciting to have his rolodex available to us and hopefully he can bring some helpful perspectives to the association."

"I am looking forward to working with my fellow Co-Chair Sandy DePerno and advocating on behalf of the Clerks Association," said Backus. "There is certainly no shortage of issues that we can continue to fight for in Albany and I thank President Larkin for her confidence in me."

Backus was named co-chair of the legislative committee along with Oneida County Clerk Sandy DePerno who is in her third term. Backus was elected to his first term in November 2012 and, at age 29, is the youngest county clerk in New York State.

The New York State Association of County Clerks (NYSACC) has represented all 62 elected or appointed County Clerks within New York State for more than 75 years.

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