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Lifetime Utica resident running for 6th Ward councilman seat

Councilwoman Samantha Colosimo Testa will not run for re-election in the 6th Ward of Utica, but a Republican candidate will be running for the seat.

Posted: Jan 29, 2019 11:18 AM
Updated: Jan 29, 2019 2:22 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- Councilwoman Samantha Colosimo Testa will not run for re-election in the 6th Ward of Utica, but a Republican candidate will be running for the seat.

Joseph Betrus announced his candidacy Tuesday.

He's a lifelong Utica resident and a committee person.

Betrus has also worked for Coca-Cola for 38 years, and touts his strong customer service and business relation skills.

He says his goal is to continue to move the city forward and work with community leaders to achieve the best for the people of the 6th Ward and the city of Utica.

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