Utica, NY (WIBX) - Democratic candidate for the 2nd ward common council seat Larry Tanoury Jr. wants a debate with his primary opponent David Testa.

Tanoury said whoever is the next councilman for West Utica has big shoes to fill.

With endorsements of the Democrat, Working Families, and Independence parties, he says it's important that West Utica sees the difference between the two candidates, and their visions for the area.

He believes a debate will show which candidate has the best knowledge and ideas for West Utica.