Utica, NY (WIBX) - Second Ward Utica Common Council candidate Larry Tanoury, Junior is responding to comments made by Republican challenger Rebecca King.Tanoury says it's pretty sad that King has started her campaign by going negative instead of focusing on the issues important to West Utica.

He says unfortunately, King has taken a path of attack and deflect instead of debating the issues.

Tanoury also says King claims to be a community leader, yet she's been virtually absent from any community events or meetings in his over 10 years of public service.

To read King's comments