Marie Carrubba, attorney, nonprofit agency executive director, and community advocate, is seeking to retain her positions as the Bergman Ward 4 representative on the Jamestown City Council.
She is endorsed by the Democratic, Independence and Working Families parties.
''I am an attorney and executive director of Southwestern Independent Living Center where I have worked for 30 years. I served as treasurer of The Resource Center from 2010-12 and on the finance committees of TRC and Chautauqua Opportunities for more than 20 years,'' Carrubba said. ''I've gained invaluable experience with managing budgets and the financial operations of all three agencies, and believe these skills are useful in working with the Jamestown City Council.''
Carrubba is a graduate of SUNY at Buffalo School of Law. She has filled the 4th Ward City Council position since March 2013 when it was vacated by Vince DeJoy, who accepted the director of development position with the city. Carrubba has served in leadership capacities on various boards of directors, including The Resource Center, The Resource Center Foundation, Chautauqua Opportunities, Jamestown Human Rights Commission and Chautauqua County Workforce Investment Board. She is a current member of the board of trustees at Jamestown Community College and chairs the city of Jamestown Human Rights Commission.
In regards to seeking office, Carrubba said, ''There are many new and exciting projects coming in the days ahead and I want to be part of the rebirth of Jamestown. I'm looking forward to the challenge of making Jamestown a place where people want to come to live, and stay because of all it has to offer.''
Carrubba is also a mediator for the Center for Resolution and Justice. She volunteers for the St. John's Church fish fry and spaghetti dinners, Jamestown Halloween Fun-Fest, James Prendergast Library book sale setup and the Roseland Park Playground Committee.
She also said, ''I'm running for City Council to give back to the community that has given so much to my family over the years. My husband and I have two sons who were born, raised and educated in Jamestown, and we could not have chosen a better place to live, work and enjoy life.''
Carrubba has lived in Jamestown with her husband, Doug, for more than 30 years. They have also been married for 30 years and have two sons, Dan, a graduate of Jamestown High School and Kent State College; and Joe, a Jamestown High School graduate who currently attends Rochester Institute of Technology. She currently resides on Widrig Avenue.