JAMESTOWN — Eddie Sundquist, candidate for Mayor of the City of Jamestown, was endorsed by New York’s Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and U.S. Senator Charles Schumer on Thursday.
Sundquist, says the endorsements recognized his leadership abilities in Jamestown’s changing environment and revitalization.
“Eddie Sundquist is the leader the City of Jamestown needs to keep up the momentum of economic growth,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. “I have seen the city’s transformation firsthand, most recently visiting the National Comedy Center – named one of the world’s greatest places. As the City of Jamestown moves forward, I am proud to endorse Eddie Sundquist for Mayor. Eddie will continue the vision of leadership that has brought renewed investment and hope to the City over the last two decades. He will tackle the city’s challenges, work to attract more visitors, and keep up efforts to strengthen economic opportunity for all. I am confident that Eddie will embrace the city’s rich heritage while he works to enhance the quality of life for every resident.”
“Jamestown is experiencing development that it hasn’t seen in decades, and I firmly believe that Eddie Sundquist is the best possible candidate to build upon this momentum,” said Schumer. “It’s vital to Jamestown’s continued redevelopment that homegrown talents like Eddie choose to stay put and work towards making their community the best place that it can be. I am proud to endorse Eddie to be the next Mayor of Jamestown, and firmly believe that he has the foundation to lead Jamestown into a new period of growth and success.”
Both endorsements follow the previous endorsement of former Lieutenant Governor, Congressman, and Mayor of Jamestown, Stan Lundine.
“I am humbled to receive these endorsements of Lt. Gov. Hochul and Senator Schumer,” Sundquist said. “I look forward to working very closely with the Lieutenant Governor and Senator in developing Jamestown as a city for the future, improving housing, and tackling our financial burdens.”
Sundquist has also been endorsed by United Auto Workers, Southwestern NY Building & Construction Trades Council, IBEW Local 106, and Ironworkers Local 6.
The mayoral election is Tuesday, November 5th. Sundquist is running against County Legislator Dave Wilfong (R) and City Councilman Andrew Liuzzo (LP).