UTICA, N.Y. -- The democratic duo in the City of Utica is feeling victorious. Frank Vescera and Jim Zecca were competing in two different races, but say they campaigned together from day one.
Jim Zecca was competing in the democratic primary for Utica City Comptroller against William Morehouse. It was a close race, but in the end, Zecca won by nine percent with 459 votes. Morehouse received 384.
"We've worked very hard we had a lot of volunteers out there working the streets for months. We've been at this for quite a few months and we have proven ourselves. And the folks in the City of Utica, I am so thrilled and so happy," Zecca said.
Frank Vescera was running to stay in his seat in the Utica Common Council, representing the first ward. His opponent was Ashley Torres.
Vescera won the primary by a nearly 30 percent margin.
There isn't a republic candidate running for this position, so Vescera says he will now focus his attention to help his friend and colleague prepare for his general election race for Utica Comptroller.
"Things will not change as far as we're concerned. We'll continue doing what we've done, bring the issues out in the open before they're voted on so the public can get a feel of what's going on instead of being surprised," Vescera said.
Zecca is expecting to compete against Morehouse one more time. Morehouse will be running representing the Independent Party.