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Two candidates running for 4th District of Utica Common Council

The Democratic Primary Election is Tuesday, June 25. Polls will be open from 12 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Posted: Feb 28, 2019 12:52 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- Two candidates, both on the Democratic party line, have announced that they are running in the race for the 4th District of the city of Utica Common Council, the seat that is currently held by Joe Marino.

Fred Bruzzese, a Democrat, previously served the city of Utica for 26 years as a firefighter.

“I’m running for Common Council to fight for East Utica—to combat the rising property taxes, fix our crumbling roads as well as the crisis we face in our public safety departments. I look forward to being part of the solution on the Council and an independent voice for taxpayers, not just another politician," said Bruzzese.

Frank Meola, also a Democrat, previously served as East Utica’s representative on the Council from 2004-2010 and President of the Council from 2014 to 2016.

“In order for Utica to move forward, and progress to the next level, we need elected officials who want to work as a team and put the needs of our community first. I’m excited about Utica’s future and, as my track record and reputation on the Council proves, I will work with all willing partners to ensure Utica achieves its absolute potential," said Meola.

Meola has been endorsed by the city of Utica Democratic Committee.

The Democratic Primary Election is Tuesday, June 25. Polls will be open from 12 p.m. until 9 p.m.

So far, there are no other candidates running for this seat on the Republican Party line. We will continue to update you as more candidates are announced.

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