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Macejko, Greene, Ditzler win county endorsements today

Published: Sat, January 7, 2012 @ 7:43 p.m.


City Prosecutor Jay Macejko won a decisive endorsement for Mahoning County prosecutor Saturday over incumbent and longtime officeholder Paul Gains.

County Democrats met Saturday at the Maronite Center to issue their endorsements for the March 6 primary election.

With 254 of 257 central committee members voting, Macejko won 57 percent of the vote to Gains’ nearly 43 percent.

Macejko, in a speech to the committee before the vote, criticized Gains for attempting to raise staff salaries “when people are facing unemployment.”

In the high-profile race for Mahoning County sheriff, Jerry Greene, director of support services at the county jail, won 79 percent of the committee votes over former Youngstown police chief Jimmy Hughes; David Ditzler, Austintown Township trustee, won the endorsement over four rivals; Mahoning Commissioner Anthony Traficanti won a 76 percent endorsement, incumbent Treasurer Daniel Yemma won an overwhelming 92 percent endorsement, and Charles Wilson, former 6th District congressman, also was endorsed.

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1ytownpaul(3 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

Looks like the beginning of the end for Paul Gains. When your own Party doesn't want you it shows it is time to go. Chairman Betras should ask him to withdraw from the race and Gains should do it.

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2ytown1(398 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

This is just what the Cafaro's want, nothing more nothing less. I am sure there are some fat envelopes changing hands somewhere. We all know how this kind Valley politics is funded.

Betras, Macejko are both Cafaro Boys, and Gains is the arch nemesis.

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