Utica Fifth Ward candidate calling for change

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - One of the candidates in the Utica Common Council 5th ward race is fed up with the way the district is going and is calling for change.

Jeffrey Boykin is running in his first political race and held a news conference Tuesday morning, listing all of the problems he says is facing the district and the Cornhill community.

He says residents are dealing with bad sewage, busted up streets, and loitering and he says they, and he, are tired of it.

"We have people who are complaining and want to see something done, and as a candidate, I feel they need to be addressed," Boykin said.

Boykin is running against several candidates in the 5th ward race, including incumbent Democrat Jerome McKinsey, Republican Kevin Shanley and Independent Mark Mazzo.

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