Former Utica Common Council President Frank Meola announced today his intention to run for the 4th district seat on the Council. In order to do that, he will face a primary with Democrat Joe Marino.

Meola is no stranger to this district as he served its citizens from 2004-2010. After completing that term Meola took some time off and ran for Common Council President in 2014. He was defeated in 2015 by current President Michael Galime.

According to a release,

As a lifelong resident and small business owner, Frank is passionate about our community.  When Frank served on the Council, he was a strong supporter of economic development projects throughout the City and East Utica, such as the construction of Stewart’s Shops on Culver Avenue.

Meola says, "In order for Utica to move forward, and progress to the next level, we need elected officials who want to work as a team and put the needs of our community first.   I’m excited about Utica’s future and, as my track record and reputation on the Council proves, I will work with all willing partners to ensure Utica achieves its absolute potential."

The Democratic Primary Election for the 4th District is scheduled for Tuesday September 12th and the polls will be open from Noon to 9 p.m.

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