JAMESTOWN – Even though it was declared “Too Close to Call” the day after Election Day, there were no significant changes in the Jamestown City Council At Large Race, which resulted in current city council president Greg Rabb being ousted.
The Chautauqua County Board of Elections counted absentee and affidavit ballots on Monday, with the only change being Andrew Liuzzo and Vanessa Weinert – the two newcomers to the city council – changing position among the top three vote-getters.
Following the counting of additional ballots, incumbent Kim Ecklund continued to receive the most votes at 2,430 votes, an increase of 132. In second-place was Liuzzo, with 2,075, an increase of 123. In third place was Weinert with 2,063 votes, an increase of 109. Rabb received 1,959 votes, an increase of 105 – while candidate Bob Whitney received 1,745 votes, an increase of 95; and Michael Laurin received 1,985, an increase of 122 votes.
The two new city council members will be sworn into office during the first city council meeting of 2018.