JAMESTOWN – There’s a new member on the Jamestown City Council.
Last week the city council approved the appointment of Tom Nelson to serve as Ward VI councilman. Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi appointed Nelson to finish the term of the seat that was vacated by Democrat Paul Whitford, who resigned late last year because he had to move out of the district. Whitford has since joined the Chautauqua County Legislature, filling a seat that was also recently vacated by Jamestown Democrat Paula Dejoy, who had also moved out of her district.
Nelson is a registered Democrat and is a former member of the Jamestown Parks, Recreation and Conservation Commission. He teaches History and Government at Frewsburg High for the past 28 years. While at Frewsburg, he’s served as Varsity Basketball Coach, Assistant Varsity Football Coach and Mock Trial Advisory. He’s also a member of the Carroll Masonic Lodge, Jamestown Vikings Lodge and the Norden Club. Nelson has been married to his wife Dee Nelson for 24 years and together they have 4 children.
Nelson will serve on the council until at least the end of this year, when the current term ends.