Anyone interested in judgeship must contact Betras by Friday


Those interested in seeking the Mahoning County Democratic Party’s nomination on the Nov. 4 ballot to succeed Judge James C. Evans of common pleas court have until 5 p.m. Friday to tell the party chairman.

The party’s precinct committee members, who will vote on the Democratic nominee, will meet sometime in early August to make that decision, said Chairman David Betras.

“Although we haven’t set a meeting date yet, I want to make sure that anyone interested in seeking the nomination has ample time to contact the members of the central committee and campaign for the post,” he said.

Those wanting to apply need to contact Betras by email at or by phone at 330-503-9696.

Judge Evans announced last month that he was retiring from the bench, effective Sept. 1.

The county Republican Party on Thursday submitted to Gov. John Kasich, a fellow Republican, the names of three candidates to replace Judge Evans on an interim basis.

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