Utica Common Council President and comptroller candidate Bill Morehouse spoke with WIBX First News with Keeler in the Morning.

Morehouse talks about Keeler's "Monster Mash" Utica Common Council parody and said he is looking forward to the opening of Bass Pro Shops next week in Utica.  He says he did not want to take time away during this appearance from Chief Mark WIlliams and Sergeant Steve Hauck with the Utica Police Department, because public safety concerns trump any political news.

He discussed his background and early life, his move as a young adult to the Midwest, and his move back to Utica.

He took calls from listeners, addressed the announcement that he is willing to become Utica's comptroller for a salary of $1 and no health insurance.

You can hear the complete interview in two parts below.  Morehouse will square off with opponent and fellow council member Jim Zecca in a debate organized by the League of Women Voters on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.

Listen to the interview:

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Video from a portion of his appearance is below:

 

Bill Morehouse Says He Will Be Utica's Comptroller For $1 Salary And No Health Insurance If Elected [AUDIO]

On WIBX First News with Keeler in the Morning Utica Common Council President and Comptroller Candidate Bill Morehouse called in during fellow council member Joe Marino's appearance to make a surprising announcement. Morehouse says, if elected, he will do the Comptroller's job for a salary of one dollar and will not accept health insurance from the City of Utica.