RELEASE: Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi Endorses Jamestown Native Eddie Sundquist for Congress

Congressional Candidate Eddie Sundquist today announced that he has received the endorsement of Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi in the upcoming Democratic Primary for New York’s 23rd Congressional District seat.

Teresi, who became the Mayor of Jamestown, the largest city in the District, in 2000, stated:

“I am pleased to endorse a native of Jamestown – Eddie Sundquist – in this Congressional race. Eddie’s commitment to honorable public services, his positive energy and focus on bringing jobs back to the Southern Tier is exactly what this district needs. He will fight outsourcing and bring new opportunities to our area. He represents what we need here in this City, in our Congressional District, and throughout our nation, a new generation of positive, aggressive leadership with a can-do attitude. I am proud to support him in this race.”

In response, Eddie Sundquist released the following statement:

“I am honored to be endorsed by Mayor Teresi, a leader with over 18 years of experience in elected public service. Having grown up in Jamestown, I understand the hardships we have faced as a city and the need for young professionals to return. I came back to fight for the people of the 23rd Congressional district, and I won’t stop until we get good paying, quality 21st century jobs across our district.”

Mayor Teresi’s endorsement adds to Sundquist’s commanding lead on endorsements in the western counties of the 23rd Congressional District. The list includes:

  • Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas
  • Cattaraugus County Legislature Vice Chair Sue Labuhn
  • Chautauqua County Legislator Chuck Nazarro
  • Chautauqua County Legislator Christine Starks
  • Chautauqua County Legislator Bob Bankoski
  • Dunkirk Common Councilman Don Williams
  • Fmr. Fredonia Mayor Steve Keefe
  • Fmr. Cassadaga Mayor LeeAnn Lazarony
  • Fmr. Jamestown City Council President Greg Rabb
  • 2017 Chautauqua County Executive candidate Mike Ferguson
  • Chautauqua County Democratic Committee
  • Cattaraugus County Democratic Committee
  • Cattaraugus Party Chairman Frank Puglisi
  • Chautauqua Party Chairman Norm Green

Primary Day in New York State for Federal offices is June 26, 2018. For more information, visit the Chautauqua County Board of Elections website at or your local Board of Elections at

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