McKinney vows honesty as he makes mayoral bid official

YOUNGSTOWN — Sean McKinney, the city’s former buildings and grounds commissioner, officially announced today he is running for mayor as an independent candidate.

“I’m determined to make a difference,” he said. “You have my word I will bring the highest level of honesty and integrity to the city of Youngstown.”

McKinney spent 10 years as buildings and grounds commissioner, resigning April 14 to run for mayor.

McKinney becomes the second independent candidate for Youngstown mayor with Janet Tarpley, former 6th Ward councilwoman, filing last week.

The two will take on the winner of Tuesday’s Democratic primary between incumbent John A. McNally and challenger Jamael Tito Brown.

Today is the filing deadline for independent candidates for the November general election.

For the complete story on who files by today’s deadline, read Tuesday’s Vindicator or

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