No Hospital Downtown Party Will Be On November’s Ballot in Utica
Utica Common Council candidate, Lou Poccia is back on the ballot on the "No Hospital Downtown" line, according to Jim Brock of the No Hospital Downtown group.
Brock told WIBX that a judge ruled in favor of Poccia on Wednesday in Supreme Court at the Oneida County Courthouse in Rome. "The election commissioners were present; but, the person who challenged Lou's petition was not there," said Brock. "The judge ruled that there was no evidence of fraud and he put him back on the ballot."
The No Hospital Downtown party line was formed to highlight those candidates who are opposed to Mohawk Valley Health System's plan to build a new $550 million hospital in downtown Ut
Poccia is running for the council seat in Utica's 1st Ward, currently held by Maria Pezzolanella-McNiel, a Democrat who is running for re-election. Poccia will also be on the Republican, Conservative and Reform party lines. Election Day is Tuesday, November 9th from 6 a.m. - 9 p.m..