Samuel Teresi (born 1960) is the 23rd Mayor of the City of Jamestown, New York. He was born to County Legislator, Anthony Teresi who died in 2007. The Teresi's resided on Prospect Street in Jamestown. Following a successful primary against Anthony Raffa for the Democratic nomination, he defeated incumbent Republican mayor Richard Kimball to become mayor of Jamestown in 2000. In 2003, Teresi again defeated Republican mayoral candidate Richard Kimball. In 2007, former City Clerk and registered Democrat Shirley Sanfillipo ran a primary against Teresi, but was defeated. Teresi went on to defeat Sanfillipo, who also ran on the Republican line for the general election. In 2008, Teresi focused Jamestown on using the city's award winning Urban Design Plan to propel economic development in Jamestown.