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Former police Chief Jimmy Hughes to run for Mahoning County sheriff

Published: Mon, November 14, 2011 @ 2:00 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Former Youngstown Police Chief Jimmy Hughes will officially announce his candidacy for Mahoning County sheriff on Tuesday.

Hughes, who retired in September from the city’s police force, told The Vindicator last month he would run in the Democratic primary for the position. Hughes said he is having a press conference at 10:30 a.m. to announce his candidacy.

Jerry Greene, a 22-year member of the sheriff’s office, already filed nominating petitions for the seat.

Poland Township Police Chief Brian Goodin plans to run, and James Lewandowski, who retired in May as the sheriff’s chief deputy, is considering seeking the position.

All would run in the March 6 Democratic primary. Dec. 7 is the filing deadline for candidates to file for the primary.

Randall Wellington, sheriff since 1999, isn’t seeking re-election.


1Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

I predict a victory for Jimmy Hughes . . ..

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2LeoFibanacci(19 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

You can never have too many public pensions!

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3pgurney(291 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

Does he get to keep his pension???

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4DwightK(1376 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

No. Just, no.

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5walter_sobchak(2212 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

Can't wait for the debate!

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6redvert(2165 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

If there are enough democrats, he is a shoo-in! Oh, that is right, I forgot this is Mahoning County "the land of slow learners"

All he had to say was he was running as a democrat. Once the voters are reminded of his fine record as police chief, he will no doubt be unopposed!!!

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7Lifes2Short(3879 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

Oh no, not more of the useless Hughes...why doesn't he just go away.....

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8georgejeanie(1056 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

No wonder I left this dump of a city.

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9nipsy(157 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

These people just can't get enough once they have tasted of the public trough...He gets that super deal of a pension that he signed on for, promising to retire early then pulls this CRAP!!!! I for one will never vote for him...no matter how qualified he may be.

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10Woodley(26 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

I have been living in Youngstown, this time for about six years. I moved from Cleveland to the South Side. This was good and bad. We had lived here in 96 and 97 before moving back to Cleveland. In the time we have been back, Mr Hughes has done absolutely nothing to curve the crime on the south side commited mostly by Black youth. It took the murder of a member of St. Dom's to draw attention to the problem. By the way I am Black and feel that electing Mr. Hughes to ANY office is a mistake. Blacks should not vote for him because he is Black. Ask yourself this question, when we were being terrorized on the south side what did Hughes do to stop the violence? Answer, nothing.Some Black politicians are worst than a predudice White politician. Vote for someone who cares about the people not their pockets.

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11author50(1121 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

Greene will clean Hughes clock.

Wait till the truth comes out about his son's DUI fix in Austintown Court.

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12UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

Remember Jared Hughes and the State Trooper who failed to appear at his DUI trial - that will bring Jimmy Hughes down. The fix was in and that DUI fix when the truth comes out will cost Hughes any chance at sheriff.

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13db(280 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

Old Double Dipper Jimmie is back; last month's $563,000 severance check and $100,000 a year pension - all paid from our taxes - must not be enough for this hog. Is he counting on playing the race card and using Affirmative Action to get him the Sheriff's job too?? His poor record and loser sons damn sure aren't much of a campaign boost.

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