Utica, NY (WIBX) - Another candidate has entered the race for Utica's Second Ward Common Council seat. Self described community leader, Rebecca King says she's throwing her hat in the ring adding, "The people of Utica are tired of waiting for positive change, we want low taxes, less wasteful spending, well-paying jobs, and a safe community in which to raise our families."

King, Program Director for the Addiction Crisis Center at the Rescue Mission of Utica, says she's not a career politician but rather a citizen who wants to help the city prosper. King will either face former Oneida County Legislator Larry Tanoury Jr., or Democratic Committee person, David Testa--the two are facing a primary in September.

When asked about her opponents, King said she did not know Testa very well but described him as a "very nice man." About Tanoury, Jr., she said, "I can't point to anything that says he has experience in running anything or being successful at running anything. I'm not looking to do this because I'm interested in another job. I'm looking to do this because I see the need and I understand that it's going to take someone with a little maturity skills to go in and start making decisions." She says she's not running to pick fights with other officials either, and added that her strong suit is being able to get people to work together. King is endorsed by the Republican Party of Oneida County.

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