No one steps forward to challenge Judge Sweeney

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning County Democratic Party will not field a candidate against Judge Maureen Sweeney of common pleas court as no one stepped forward to replace Mark Hanni on the ballot.

Party Chairman David Betras had given applicants until 5 p.m. today to submit letters of interest for the seat. He received none.

“I didn’t think anyone would,” Betras said. “Incumbent judges seem to always win unless their opponent can spend a lot of money.”

Hanni withdrew from the race July 25.

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