Eddie Sundquist

Mayor of Jamestown

Eddie will be the first openly gay mayor of Jamestown, NY

Biography

Eddie was born and raised in Jamestown, NY. After graduating high school, he went on to pursue a political science degree at St. John Fisher College. The first in his family to graduate from college, Eddie earned his Bachelor’s of Arts degree, summa cum laude.

Eager to do his part to help others Eddie moved to Philadelphia, where he taught middle school science in the alternative education system. As an educator, he found that the only way to make a real change in society is to roll up your sleeves and get to work.

Eddie became passionate about changing the life trajectory of kids, but he was determined to find a way to make a difference in society as well. While teaching, he earned his Masters of Science in Education degree from the University of Pennsylvania. As an advocate for science, technology and math education programs in schools, Eddie was recognized by his school as Educator of the Year, having introduced exploratory science labs in his classroom. The following year, he went on to organize and coach a student robotics team, the first and only after-school program in his school.

Determined to come back home and continue fighting for others, Eddie returned to Western New York and put himself through law school. Eddie received his Juris Doctorate in 2015 from the University at Buffalo School of Law and returned to Jamestown to practice law with Lewis & Lewis, P.C. Eddie is a fierce advocate for children, injured workers, and families.

Importance of Candidacy:

  • Eddie will be the first openly gay mayor of Jamestown, NY.

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