JAMESTOWN – For the first time in several elections, there’s a full slate of six candidates vying for the three Jamestown City Council at-large seats on Election Day 2017. In addition, two of the council’s six ward seats are also featuring contested races.
For Jamestown City Council at-large, the candidates are Republican incumbent Kim Ecklund along with Republican newcomers Michael Laurin and Andrew Luzzo. On the Democratic side, incumbent and current council president Greg Rabb is running again, along with Democratic newcomer Vanessa Weinert. Also running for an at large seat is Democrat Robert Whitney, who had previously served on the Chautauqua County Legislature.
- Q&A with Jamestown City Council Candidates: Part 1
- Q&A with Jamestown City Council Candidates: Part 2
Because at-large councilman George Spitale, a Democrat, has opted not to run for reelection, there will be at least one new member on the city council.
The two contested ward races on the city council are in Wards 2 (north side) and Ward 4 (west side).
– Anthony Dolce* (R)
– Joseph Scapelitte (D)
– Marie Carrubba* (D)
– Richard Elardo (R)
City council members who are running for reelection unopposed are:
– Brent Sheldon (R)
– Victoria James (D)
– Maria Jones* (D)
– Thomas Nelson* (D, WF)
There is no mayoral race this year. The next mayor race in the city is set to take place in 2019.
For more information on Election Day 2017, visit www.VoteChautauqua.com.
Polls opened at 6 a.m. and will remain open until 9 p.m.