JAMESTOWN – The Chautauqua County Board of Elections is asking the individual or individuals who helped to send out a political mailing attacking candidates running for Jamestown City Council to come forward.
According to the Jamestown Post-Journal, an unknown committee sent out a mailing under the name “Jamestown Deserves Better,” which read “Greg Rabb and Tony Dolce, No Leadership and More Taxes. Jamestown Deserves Better.” Rabb is a Democrat City Council At Large members and the current president of the City Council. Dolce is a Republican City Council member for Ward 2 and chair of the council’s finance committee.
The mailing then invited readers to visit their Facebook page. However, the page no longer can be found on Facebook.
The mailing was postmarked Oct. 23 and was apparently sent out throughout the city.
According to the Post-Journal, the group or individual is not registered with the Chautauqua County Board of Elections as a committee, but because the group sent out a mailing and paid for postage, it falls under the definition of a committee under state law.
County election officials say any group which conducts independent mailings or makes a financial expenditures in order to influence the election should register with the New York state Board of Elections campaign finance unit.
Election officials hope those who are responsible for the mailing come forward.