CELORON – The Jamestown Post-Journal is reporting that the Chautauqua County Board of Elections held a hearing Monday and has upheld a decision by the Conservative Party Caucus to nominate resident Jacob Felt as mayor.
The decision came after resident and Republican Party Caucus chair Paul Shanahan challenged the caucus, saying conservative party officials didn’t properly post notices regarding a caucus would be taking place. Under election law, a minimum of six notices have to be posted in public places and the board of elections determined that was the case, even those the notices were not posted in common locations used in the past – such as the post office or village fire hall or village highway building.
Conservative party Chair Rick Slagle stated that he posted the notices on telephone polls in various neighborhoods and that is considered a public posting. The board agreed, and Felt’s name will remain on the ballot for the mayoral general election to be held in November. Felt is challenging Republican Incumbent Scott Schrecengost.