Mayor Teresi Not To Seek Re-Election This Fall

Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi answers questions from reporters 01/28/19

JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi during an announcement at Monday’s City Council Work Session said he will not seek re-election this fall.

It is unclear who will run on the Democrat ticket this in November.

On Saturday, city councilman at-large Andrew Liuzzo‌ (R) announced his bid for the seat. Liuzzo has yet to receive an endorsement from a political party.

Jamestown City Councilman Andrew Liuzzo (R) announces bid for Mayor. Image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow. 02/02/19

After learning the Mayor will not run this fall, Councilman Liuzzo said he will continue to concentrate on his platform and the points made during his announcement.

“Everybody has a voice and everybody has a right to be heard,” said Liuzzo. “He (Mayor Teresi) served and he did the best he could.”

The Republican said he hopes to receive his party’s endorsement after they meet later this month to discuss the fall election.

Teresi‌ first was elected in 2000 and is the city’s longest serving mayor.

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