Crowded field for Jamestown council

By Scott Halasz -

JAMESTOWN — There isn’t a shortage of candidates for Village of Jamestown Council.

Seven — including three incumbents — are vying for four spots in the Tuesday, Nov. 7 election. Anita Chaney, Leslie E. Cox and Jeannie Sargent are seeking re-election, while Joel A. Armlovich, Jonathan Crosswhite, Brian Gale, Jeffrey Tudor, and Michael L. Williams are challenging the incumbents.

The Xenia Daily Gazette sent a questionnaire to each of the candidates and just one was returned.

Michael L. Williams

Question 1 – Why are you the right candidate for this seat?

“I have lived in this community for eight years. Although Jamestown is a nice village, there are a lot of empty buildings and properties in disrepair. In order to keep Jamestown a nice community to live in, we need to look into different methods of maintaining the vitality of the the village.”

Question 2 – What is the most important issue facing this office going forward and what solutions do you have to offer voters for this issue?

“The biggest issue facing Jamestown is to make it a thriving community once again. I would like to work to bring more businesses into the village. We can encourage new small businesses in the community by helping them find grants to get started. We could also look into offering other incentives for businesses getting started in Jamestown. I would also like to review the village ordinances to make sure they are up to date and that they are friendly to small businesses.“

By Scott Halasz

Contact Scott Halasz at 937-502-4507.

Contact Scott Halasz at 937-502-4507.