Joe Carni

Syracuse Common Council gains a Republican

Nov 4, 2015
Tom Magnarelli / WRVO News

The Syracuse Common Council is gaining something new because of Tuesday night's election results -- a Republican. 

Tom Magnarelli / WRVO News

A number of seats are up for election on Syracuse’s Common Council including one vacancy. Both new and familiar faces are challenging the establishment.

Two years ago, Republican Joe Carni lost to Democrat Jake Barrett by 38 votes for the 1st District seat. This year, 25-year-old Carni is back, continuing his door-to-door campaign and hoping he can edge out a win.

Ellen Abbott/WRVO

The son of a former Syracuse Common Councilor has announced plans to run for the Syracuse 1st District councilor seat. Joe Carni is the latest of a crop of young candidates Republicans are hoping will revitalize their party in the City of Syracuse.