JAMESTOWN – Mayor Eddie Sundquist’s nomination for the vacant Ward V City Council seat was unanimously approved by the body during its meeting Monday evening.
William Reynolds III will fill the seat after former councilman Grant Olson announced last year that he would not serve in 2022, citing personal and professional opportunities.
Since Olson was still on the ballot in the 2021 election, and subsequently won re-election, a Republican was chosen to serve in his place.
Reynolds was previously the Town Supervisor for the Town of North Harmony in the 90s, a DPW Superintendent for the Village of Bemus Point in the mid-2000s and served as a Jamestown Police Detective from 1984 until his retirement in 2004. He also served in the Marine Corps.
Sundquist told the Council that, because of the fact that Reynolds replaced Olson following last year’s election, he would need to win a special election this fall in order to continue his time in office.