A group of Utica Republicans are announcing their support for Democrat Jim Zecca for Utica City Comptroller.

The group is led by community activist Tim Trent and Republican Oneida County Legislative Candidate Chris Gordon.

Gordon says because there is no Republican candidate for comptroller, he feels Zecca is the right choice because of his past public service.

Zecca is running against fellow Democrat Bill Morehouse for the City Comptroller seat.

Listen to Gordon's speech supporting Zecca Below: