Those who worked closest with Paul Heltzel at the Trumbull County Commissioners office are still reeling from his sudden death June 30, but there’s a deadline to meet in mid-August to replace him.
Commissioner Dan Polivka, who also is chairman of the county Democratic Party, said a handful of people have expressed an interest in the open position. He declined to name them.
But he has set a deadline of 4 p.m. Monday for anyone interested to submit a letter of interest in the position, along with a resume or qualifications, to Judi Toles, Democratic Party secretary, at the Trumbull County Board of Elections office on Youngstown Road. Toles is a board of elections employee.
John Blue, first vice chairman of the Trumbull County Republican Party, said the party’s central committee will nominate someone for the Nov. 4 ballot by the Aug. 11 deadline.
Blue asks registered Republicans to submit a letter of interest and resume to him at 122 East Main St., Girard, OH 44420, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any of the Democrats interested in the position who want to attend a reception with precinct committee members, who will vote on the appointment, are asked for a $95 contribution to cover expenses for the meeting, Polivka said.
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