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Macejko, Greene, Ditzler win county endorsements today



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

YOUNGSTOWN

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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