The Democratic primary for Mayor of Utica, between incumbent Mayor Robert Palmieri and 4th Ward Common Councilman Joseph Marino is destined for a recount. The unofficial results, with 51 out of 51 districts reporting, had Palmieri up by 122 votes.
- Robert Palmieri 1,424
- Joseph Marino 1,302
The Democratic rivals had been embroiled in a back and forth over term limits for over a year. Regardless of what the results will be, when declared official in early July, both men will be on the ballot in November, along with Republican Matt Arcurri.
In the City of Rome, incumbent Republican mayor Jackie Izzo defeated David Mattoon by over 700 votes.
- Jacqueline Izzo 965
- David Mattoon 246
There were three Common Council primaries in Utica. In the Republican primary for the 3rd Ward, South Utica, incumbent councilman Robert DeSanctis lost to Richard Tomaino 220 to 147.
In the 4th Ward, where Joseph Marino is giving up his seat, Frank Meola hold an 8 vote lead over Fred Bruzzese, 313 to 307.
In North Utica’s 6th Ward, newcomer Joseph Betrus defeated Frank Pelli 418 to 219 in the Republican primary.
In an Oneida County Legislative pimary for the Cornhill section of Utica, school board member Evon Ervin upset incumbent Wiliam Hendricks 156 to 93. There is no Republican challenger for that seat in the November election.