Austintown Trustee Dave Ditzler to run for Mahoning Co. commissioner

YOUNGSTOWN — Austintown Township Trustee David Ditzler said he will file nominating petitions Friday for the Mahoning County commissioner seat being vacated by John McNally IV.

Ditzler is serving his fifth term as trustee, and is a former county Democratic Party chairman.

“These are both challenging and exciting times in Mahoning County,” he said. “Challenging because we are dealing with a difficult economy and tight budgets; that force officeholders to make tough choices and find innovative ways to provide the services the public needs, deserves, and expects. I’ve done both during my 18 years as an Austintown Trustee.”

Wednesday is the filing deadline for the March 6 primary. Several people are considering a run for this position.

McNally of Youngstown isn’t seeking re-election when his term as commissioner ends Jan. 2, 2013.

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