A Republican intends to challenge a two-time incumbent Democrat for the City Council’s 2nd District seat. Edward Ott of Syracuse is challenging Councilor Chad Ryan. As a driver for a wheelchair transport service, Ott feels his job brings “street-level perspective” to his campaign. It’s something he feels that most city lawmakers never see, especially if they hold office jobs.
He says that people in the district have expressed issues with crime, the Father’s Day Riot last summer and other items they’re concerned about.