State Rep. Hagan’s wife to seek his seat

State Rep. Hagan’s wife to seek his seat

YOUNGSTOWN — Michele Lepore-Hagan says she will file nominating petitions Thursday at the Mahoning County Board of Elections for the 58th Ohio House District seat, currently held by her husband, state Rep. Robert F. Hagan.

She said she’ll file at 10 a.m. in the 58th District as a Democrat in the 2014 race. Her husband cannot seek re-election next year because of the state’s term-limit law.

She told The Vindicator two weeks ago that she’d file this Thursday.

Other potential candidates for the 2014 Democratic primary for this post include Youngstown Councilwoman Janet Tarpley, D-6th; Youngstown Councilman Mike Ray, D-4th; Rachel Hanni, a Youngstown school board member; Michael E. O’Hara of Youngstown, and Cynthia McWilson of Youngstown.

The filing deadline for the primary is Feb. 5, 2014.

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