JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown City Republican Committee has endorsed its candidates for this fall’s election.
Chairman and Ward 1 Councilman Brent Sheldon says for the first time in over 20 years, the committee announced a full slate of candidates for Jamestown City Council.
In addition to Sheldon, incumbents Ward 2 Councilman and City Council President Tony Dolce, Ward 5 Councilman Grant Olson, At-Large Councilwoman Kimberly Ecklund and At-Large Councilman Jeffrey Russell are seeking re-election.
There are several newcomers to local politics running this year, including Robert Reedy, owner of Elite Kreations and an Air Force veteran, running for Ward 3’s council seat, Richard Elardo, employed by the Jamestown Housing Authority, Classic Brass and operator of the family owned Crescent Inn, running for Ward 4’s seat, Andrew Faulkner, a journeyman electrician employed by IBEW Local 106, running for Ward 6’s seat and Randall Daversa, a retired equipment operator and supervisor for the N.Y.S.D.O.T., running for Council At-Large.
“The 2019 election gave a Republicans a majority on City Council a majority for the first time in many years and we hope to build on that in this year’s election with new and fresh ideas,” Sheldon said.
The committee also endorsed several County Legislature candidates, including incumbent District 10 Legislator Kenneth Lawton, former District 11 Legislator David Wilfong, and incumbent District 12 Legislator Elisabeth Rankin.