Republicans Make Gains In Jamestown Elections

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JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown City Council took a decidedly Republican turn Tuesday evening as all three at-large races went to the GOP and four of six ward seats also went red.








The Ward III race is too close to call with only 11 votes separating Democratic candidate Regina Brackman (159) and Robert E. Reedy II (148). More than 2,500 absentee ballots were issued and could decide this race.

In what looked like a possible shift in the city slate, Democrats held an early lead in the at-large race, but as more votes came in, Republicans swept to the fore.









R- Kimberly A. Ecklund 2198

R- Jeffrey R. Russell 1942















R- Randall E. Daversa 1780

D- Ellen M. Ditonto 1411

D- Christina Cardinale 1262

D- Alyssa A. Porter 1109

In the Ward races, the GOP rolled to a possible seven-to-one seat edge with the Ward III race to be determined.

In Ward I, Republican Brent P. Sheldon ran alone and received 357 votes.

In Ward II, City Council President Anthony J. Dolce, running without opposition, tallied 497 votes.

Ward III, as earlier stated, remains too close to call as of early Wednesday morning.

Ward IV saw Democratic incumbent Maria T. Carrubba garner 428 votes, to Republican challenger Richard L. Elardo’s 406 votes.

Ward V belonged to a candidate who ran, and then didn’t. Republican Grant T. Olson was on the ballot but removed himself from the race, citing time concerns among the reasons he withdrew.
However, Olson won his council seat by a 323 to 237 count over Democrat Douglas P. Lawson. Jamestown Mayor Edward Sundquist is slated to name a GOP replacement for the seat, pending council approval.
Ward 6 voters selected Republican Andrew G. Faulkner with 305 votes, besting Democrat Thomas M. Nelson with 243 votes.

 

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