Michelakis steps down in Sept. as Trumbull Co. treasurer

WARREN — Trumbull County Treasurer Christ Michelakis has decided to retire early.

Michelakis, who has been treasurer since 1995, will leave office Sept. 1. His current four-year term expires Sept. 2, 2009.

“Your body sometimes tells you to retire,” said Michelakis, who will be 70 in September.

Michelakis said Tuesday that as treasurer, his office “has made record interest for the county under the most difficult of financial times.”

Michelakis, who also is chairman of the county’s Democratic Party, said he wants to devote his full attention to the presidential race in 2008.

Michelakis will be leaving a $66,415-a-year job, and he is touting Sam Lamancusa, his office manager, to fill his unexpired four-year term when the county Democratic Central Committee meets in September.

For the complete story, see Wednesday's Vindicator and Vindy.com.

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