(**New)Szwejbka not running for re-election to City Council...
Another member of the Jamestown City Council has confirmed that he will not be seeking a fifth-term on the panel. First-Ward lawmaker Steve Szwejbka says he's stepping down because it's time. Szwejbka says he's enjoyed his time on council... though they've been difficult at times. He says he strongly believes in term limits... so he's limiting his to four. Though he switched party affiliations from Democrat to Independence a few years ago... he says council worked well together because they were doing the best they could for their constituents. Szwejbka says city lawmakers worked well as a team with the Teresi administration. In addition to being on council... he's a retired Jamestown police officer... and, heads up the Criminal Justice Program at Mercyhurst College's North East, Pennsylvania campus. Szwejbka says he fully intends to work hard for his constituents in his final four months in office. The first council member to announce they weren't seeking re-election was Michael Taylor earlier this Summer.
With Szwejbka not running again... we have learned that current city Republican Committee Chairman Brent Sheldon is going to run on GOP line. Sources have also told us that former County Legislator Tara Hall... who has moved into the First-Ward... will be the Democrat candidate. Efforts to reach both Thursday afternoon were unsuccessful.