Keith Batman 


I have lived in the District for nearly 50 years, and I married into a farming family that settled along Owasco Lake in the late 1700’s. I have 40 years of experience in public service in both local government and education and have served as a member of the Southern Cayuga School Board, Supervisor of the Town of Scipio and a Cayuga County Legislator with two years as Chair of the Legislature. I know the needs of our cities and our rural areas and our local schools.  I can be a forceful advocate.

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The primary job of a Member of Assembly is to represent the District, get answers to questions, obtain funding for projects, and find solutions to local problems. I have worked hard at every job I’ve taken on in the past and you can count on me to be a persistent advocate for this District. I will listen to the citizens of the 126th and I will carry their message to the State Capitol.


I am not a millionaire. I am a middle-class worker whose parents passed on the values of hard work, responsibility to family and community, and the importance of treating all people fairly. Those are the values I will bring to the job. I will show up, I will work hard, and I will do my best to deliver for the people of the 126th.  This is why I ask for your vote. 


My Background




family and residence

Scipio: 1972 to present
Born: July,1950 in Southern Indiana,
outside the Louisville Kentucky Metropolitan area. 
Married:  Barbara Post, 1978.
Children:  Johanna 33, Emma 31, Caleb 25
Grandchild:  Oliver 3

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A.A. Cayuga Community College
(Auburn Community College)                
B.A. SUNY Empire State College
M.B.A., Syracuse University 

Recognitions and Honors

  • Dean Emeritus, Cayuga Community College    
  • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service (CCC)       
  • Alzheimer’s Association Volunteer of the Year                       
  • CCC Distinguished Alumni Award                                 
  • Family Planning Margaret Sanger Award                             
  • Finger Lakes Community College Award for Meritorious Service                 
  • Logan Jaycee Meritorious Service Award                        
  • Graduate Alumni Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Syracuse University

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Current and Former Experience (selected)

Member, Southern Cayuga Central School Board of Education
Supervisor, Town of Scipio    
Cayuga County Legislature, Representative District 7, Former Chair
Commissioner, Cayuga County Parks Commission                        
Chair, County Water Quality Management Agency                         
Dean, Cayuga Community College
Member, Cayuga County Board of Health
Member, Cayuga County Lead Task Force
Member, Cayuga County Chapter, American Red Cross
Faculty, SUNY, Empire State College