My name is Leo Matzke and I am running for City of Oneida Mayor.
Franklyn Delanor Roosevelt once wrote, “Moving forward affords many options, standing still only one.” I for one, am tired of this City standing still. It is time we started moving forward.
The purpose of this site is to tell a little about myself, but more importantly, allow you the voter and the one invested in this City, to tell me what's on your mind and make suggestions on how we can move Oneida forward.
I have two elections to win; September 10th, the Democratic primary
November 10th, the main election.
**Please Vote and together, lets get this City we love, moving again.
I live at 213 Park Ave. with my wife of 46 years. We have three children (One in heaven), 10 grandchildren (the joys of my life), and an inherited dog.
I taught for the Oneida School District for 31 years and am retired. I served in the U.S. Army as a medic from 1969 to 1971 and earned the rank of sergeant. I served at the 7th Army Hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, I am a member of the Oneida Knights of Columbus and Oneida American Legion – past Commander, presently Adjutant and Treasurer. I am a past Board member of the Madison County Historical Society.
For 40 years, I have been in charge of the Madison County Children's Camp, Camp Lookout, where I am presently the Executive Director.
I have also coached various high school sports, Oneida T-ball and youth soccer, and served as an Assistant Boy Scout Leader.
I have been involved in Oneida City government for 26 years; 18 years serving the 4th Ward as councilman, with12 of those years serving as the City's Deputy Mayor; served as City's Mayor for 6 years.