Frank Clavelli


Fri November 1, 2013

Oswego's 5th Ward Common Council seat pits youth versus experience

William "Billy" Barlow, Jr. says age has not been a major factor during his campaign for Oswego's fifth ward Common Council seat.
Credit Gino Geruntino/WRVO

Two candidates from vastly different backgrounds are attempting to become the new voice of Oswego's 5th ward, after Common Councilor Dan Donovan's retirement. It's the only open Common Council race in the November 5 election.

One of those candidates is William "Billy" Barlow, Jr., 23, who is a small business owner and recent graduate of Arizona State University. Barlow, a Republican, says the city could benefit from making Oswego's downtown more vibrant and welcoming to out-of-town visitors.

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