The Jamestown City Republican Committee is searching for candidates to run in the November's elections.
"With the exception of a couple of positions, our committee is looking for candidates to run this fall for all positions including Jamestown City Court Judge, City Council and the new County Legislator seats," said Brent Sheldon, Jamestown Republican Party chairman. "We are looking for intelligent men and women who believe in the Republican ideals of smaller government, lower taxes and less regulation by the government. They must be willing to commit the time and effort and be able to work as a team with other endorsed Republican candidates."
There has only been one contested race in City Council elections over the past two election cycles.
"It seems to be getting harder every election to find people willing to run for elective office," Sheldon said. "This is occurring not just in Jamestown but all over Chautauqua County as evidenced this past March when most village elections were largely uncontested. People like to complain about the economy, their taxes and how their taxes are spent but few are willing to step up and run for political office and try to do something about it.
"Now is the time to make a commitment and try to make Jamestown and Chautauqua County a better place to live, work and raise a family. Candidates can be registered voters as Republican, Conservative, Independent or Democrats willing to change their registration," Sheldon concluded.
Anyone interested in running for political office in Jamestown this year or Republicans who want to serve on the Jamestown City Republican Committee can call Sheldon at 483-0004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email Tiffiny Betts, the committee's second vice chairperson, at email@example.com.