JAMESTOWN – Two new Republicans will be added to the Jamestown City Council in January, increasing the overall number to four.
On Friday, Absentee and affidavit ballots were counted for the final time in the race for the city council’s Ward 3 race. After the final tally, it was found that Republican Tamara Dickey collected 233 votes, which was 6 more than her opponent, Democrat Regina Brackman. They two were running for the open seat currently held by democrat Michael Taylor.
The final result means Dickey will join Republican newcomer Brent Sheldon of Ward 1 on the City Council. Sheldon defeated democrat Tara Hall for the open Ward 1 seat currently held by Steve Szewjbka, an independent who did not seek re-eleciton.
There are two other Republicans on the council as well. They are Tony Dolce of Ward 2 and at-large council member Kim Ecklund. Both ran unopposed in this year’s election.
The five democrats on the council are Gregory Rabb – At-Large; Marie Carrubba – Ward IV; Maria Jones – Ward V; Paul Whitford – Ward VI; and George Spitale – At-Large. Of the five, only Carrubba ran opposed. She defeated Republican candidate Richard Elardo on election night.