JAMESTOWN – A new exhibit at the Robert H. Jackson Center is honoring a former Jamestown Mayor for 50 years of public service.
On Monday, officials recognized Stan Lundine, former Jamestown Mayor, New York State Lieutenant Governor and congressman.
Current City Mayor, Sam Teresi, says he remembers when Lundine was elected in 1969.
“I was a student at MJ Fletcher Elementary School and took notice of what was going, started taking an interest in getting involved with the local political process and campaigns, slinging literature as a kid,” said Teresi. “Later in life I had the opportunity to meet one of my role models, mentors and political heroes Stan Lundine; and we’ve remained good personal friends ever since.”
Teresi declared Monday Stan Lundine Day in the City of Jamestown.
The center’s intern from St. Bonaventure University, Ashley Gray, interviewed many of Lundine’s associates and friends for a video that loops during the exhibit.
“The exhibit starts with Stan’s High School career and then follows him through college,” said Kristan McMahon, President of the Robert H. Jackson Center. “We highlight his achievements as mayor, he was one of the initial signatories to the Earth Day proclamation, definitely forward thinking in terms of environment and labor relations at that time, and then we follow him through his campaign for Congress and then also his lieutenant governor campaign.”
Those interested in seeing the display can visit the Jackson Center Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Guided tours are also available from 10 until 2.