Utica Republicans to screen candidates for Councilor at Large seat

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Utica City Republican Committee will screen two additional candidates for nomination of the Council at Large seat. In an announcement Saturday, the Committee says they want to fill the ticket with a "dream team."

According to Republican Chairman Joseph Hobika, they Committee will screen Tim Doyle, the city's former City Commissioner of Urban and Economic Development. Additionally, they will screen David Caruso, a local corrections officer.

“We’re putting together a qualified team of professionals who will be able to work to positively transform Utica,” said Hobika. “This is a critical time in our history and we really need the right people from top to bottom making smart decisions that will stop this economic decline. When we’re done, we’ll have a slate of candidates starting with Bob Cardillo at the top who have the knowledge and ability to turn things around in Utica,” he said.

Hobika also urged any other city residents with a desire to serve and significantly improve the way Utica operates, to contact his office at 315-724-1600.

“We’re actively seeking qualified candidates who can help us deliver real progress in Utica and throughout every neighborhood,” he said.

Hobika said the committee screening of both Doyle and Caruso, and any other potential candidates, will occur within the next 10 days.

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