]JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) — Jamestown City Councilwoman Kim Ecklund has announced her candidacy for Mayor.
The Jamestown City Republican Committee revealed the news in an endorsement press release on Wednesday afternoon.
The long time Council At-Large member was first elected to the Jamestown City Council in 2004.
“It is an honor to serve the residents of Jamestown in my capacity as a Council member at Large and being chosen by the City of Jamestown Republican Committee to run for Mayor,” said Ecklund in a statement.
Ecklund has worked at eSolutions Furniture/Bush Industries since 1989, serving in many different positions in finance, including: cost estimator, senior data management and costing analyst, as well as cost accounting supervisor.
She has served on the City Council’s Public Works and Finance committees and has been the Chair of the Finance Committee for over three years.
She currently serves on the Jamestown Local Development Corporation and the Parks and Recreation Commission and has served on the Riverfront Management Commission, the Task Force on Efficiency and Cost Reduction, as well as other ad hoc committees.
“I have worked hard, especially the last three plus years as the Chair of the Finance Committee, to maintain Jamestown’s fiscal responsibility and advocate for our taxpayers and businesses”, Ecklund added.
She graduated from Jamestown High School, Jamestown Community College, and SUNY College at Fredonia with a B.A. She is married to Keith Ecklund, a former Jamestown Firefighter and has been a mentor through Chautauqua Striders for 18 years which provide them with a son, daughter in law and two grandchildren.
Ecklund is the Jamestown Babe Ruth World Series Vice President and public relations division Director, a planning member of the annual Buddy Walk in the Jamestown area, and volunteered in many ways to help the residents of Jamestown.
“I look forward to this opportunity and do not take my responsibilities lightly. I will continue to work hard to make Jamestown a place people want to live, work and do business”, Ecklund concluded.