2017 YOUNGSTOWN MAYORAL RACE Candidates for Democratic Party nomination

2017 YOUNGSTOWN MAYORAL RACE Candidates for Democratic Party nomination Two candidates are vying in the Democratic primary for Youngstown mayor.

An * denotes the incumbent.



Age: 47

Address: 2236 Burma Drive

Employment: Mayor

Education: A law degree and a master of public administration degree in 1996 from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the Levin College of Urban Affairs; a bachelor’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University in 1991; and a 1987 Ursuline High School graduate.

Family: Wife, Virginia; two daughters.

Priority: Continued focus on improving the cleanup of the city through demolition, continued attention to infrastructure improvements, developing the downtown amphitheater and park project, working to combat the high infant-mortality rate, and improving city parks.


Age: 45

Address: 625 Carlotta Drive

Employment: Director of operations at the Mahoning County Treasurer’s Office.

Education: A master’s degree in 2005 in counseling from Youngstown State University; a bachelor’s degree from YSU in 1995; and a 1990 graduate of The Rayen School.

Family: Wife, Lynette; four children.

Priority: The residents of Youngstown, who deserve the same as other communities; an economic-development department that is equal to or better than Akron, Cleveland or Canton; implement an economic vision, job retention and recruitment program; and to make our neighborhoods safer and brighter.

Sources: The candidates

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