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.