Utica, NY (WIBX) - A Utica woman has announced her candidacy for a seat on the Utica Common Council.

Samantha Colosimo is seeking the Republican nomination for the 6th Ward seat.

Colosimo has lived in the 6th Ward for the past 13 years.

She says running for the council will be her first step in creating change for the better in the city.

Colosimo also says she'll be committed to learning and implementing positive changes.

The council seat is currently held by Dick Lawler.