Maria McNiel holds 1st Ward Common Council seat...
November 8, 2018 - Maria Pezzolanella-McNiel implicated in wrong-doing as covered by WUTQ TalkFM in, Corruption in Utica's City Hall.
November 8, 2017 - Election Results are in...
8 Districts of Utica 1st Ward Council
Maria Pezzolanella McNiel (D, WF, Ind.): 252
Lucio Poccia (R, C, Reform, NoHospital Dwtn Party): 131
July, 21 2017 - In the news, 1st Ward Common Council Pezzolanella-McNiel seeks return to Utica council
July, 29 2015 - Candidate for the council’s first ward, Democrat Maria Pezzolanella McNiel, faces questions over her address, per Utica councilman challenges designating petitions of Convertino, McNiel
2015 - When seeking nomination in front of the City of Utica Independence Party, Maria McNiel was unable to explain her positions, but often referred to her brother and father's business prospects in downtown. The party was thus not able to endorse her, however it was reported party members at the county level interceded and helped her.