Wilfong Resigns As County Republican Chairman As Fall Election Looms

Pictured left to right: Beth Wilfong, Dave Wilfong (R) Candidate for Mayor. Image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow. 03/26/19.

JAMESTOWN – County Legislator David Wilfong, the endorsed Republican and Conservative candidate for Jamestown Mayor, announced Monday the he resigned from his position as the Chautauqua County Republican Chairman.

Wilfong is currently serving third term as District 11 Chautauqua County Legislator. He says in order to focus more time on his campaign he made the decision to step down as chairman.

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve the past three years as Chairman of the Chautauqua County Republican Committee. But I feel that at this time, that I must focus all my energy on my candidacy for Mayor of the City of Jamestown,” said Wilfong.

“I would like to thank everyone who has worked for the party in the past and look forward to seeing a new generation of young citizens get involved in politics,” Wilfong explained.

He is a lifelong resident of Jamestown and is a veteran of the United States Army. He also served as Vice Chairman of the Committee from 2014 to 2016.

Since 1998, Wilfong has served at the Director of Maintenance for Intandem Solutions, formerly known as the Rehabilitation Center in Olean. He has many years of supervisory experience, developing capital budgets and working within approved budgets, and directed the cost efficient maintenance of 23 agency sites.

“It has truly been a blessing and would to thank all elected officials, candidates and committee people that I have worked with over these past several years,” Wilfong added.

Wilfong is also resigning his position as Chautauqua County New York State Republican committeeman. Current Vice Chairman Allan Hendrickson will ascend to both positions.


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