The first candidate for the upcoming Utica School Board elections has been discovered. Danielle Padula of Broadway Utica has announced her intention to run for a seat.

Padula is a resident of the City of Utica and is currently the Executive Director for Broadway Utica. Padula is also a former small business owner.

Padula is married with three children and she says, she understands the need to have a thriving school district. In a statement Padula said,

Our district has a lot to offer and is an asset in attracting and retaining young families in Utica. I believe my skill set can help make the Utica City School District an even better place to receive a quality education. If elected, I will be a strong advocate for Utica’s parents and children.

Educated locally, Padula has an Associates' Degree from Mohawk Valley Community College and believes serving on the school board would be a great opportunity to give back to the community she loves.

Election Day for the Utica School Board is Tuesday, May 19th, 2020.