JAMESTOWN – Mayor Sam Teresi will be running unopposed for the second time in a row.
The Chautauqua county Board of Elections is reporting that the Jamestown Democrat is the only person to file a petition to run for mayor.
If elected, it will be Teresi’s fifth consecutive four-year term in office. He was first elected as mayor in 1999, defeating then-incumbent Richard Kimball. 2003 saw a rematch between Teresi and Kimball, with Teresi winning reelection. In 2007, Teresi defeated Republican challenger Shirley Sanfilippo. In 2011 Teresi ran unopposed.
While the race for mayor will be uncontested, there will still be reason enough for most Jamestown voters to head to the polls on Election Day.
Five of the six Ward Council Seats will be contested, although all three of the current at-large council members will run unopposed for reelection. The uncontested at-large races include City council president and Democrat Greg Rabb, Democrat George Spitale and Republican Kim Ecklund.
A complete listing of all candidates for all races in Chautauqua County can be found at VoteChautauqua.com. The 2015 general election is Tuesday, Nov. 3.