JAMESTOWN – All voters in the city of Jamestown will have a decision to make when it’s time to choose members of the Jamestown City Council during the November election.
According to the Chautauqua County Board of Elections, 14 candidates submitted petitions to run for the nine city council seats, with six of those candidates vying for the three at-large seats. In addition, three of the six ward seats will also be contested.
Contested races for the nine council seats include:
At Large – Incumbent and current City Council President Gregory Rabb (D), incumbent Kim Ecklund (R), Michael Laurin (R), Andrew Liuzzo (R), Vanessa Weinert (D), and Robert Whitney (D). Current at large council member George Spitale is not seeking reelection.
Ward 1 – Incumbent Brent Sheldon (R) is facing challenger James Walton (D).
Ward 2 – Incumbent Tony Dolce (R) is facing challenger Joseph Scapelitte (D).
Ward 4 – Incumbent Marie Carrubba (D) is facing challenger Richard Elardo (R).
Incumbents running unopposed include Vicki James (D-Ward 3), Maria Jones (D-Ward 5), and Tom Nelson (D-Ward 6).
There is no mayoral race for this year, with the next mayoral election set for 2019.