Candidates vie for City Council president seat


In Youngstown, the president of City Council serves a four-year term and earns about $28,000 per year. Andrew Donofrio tells us about the seat that’s up for grabs.

In the mayor’s absence, the president of City Council becomes acting mayor. The position’s other duties include calling council meetings and voting to break ties when council members decide on ordinances and resolutions.

So far, three candidates have filed. Democrat, incumbent mayor and former president of City Council, Chuck Sammarone, who is unopposed in the Democratic primary; and two Green Party candidates: Suzie Beiresdorfer and Terry Esarco. Whoever wins the Green Party nod will challenge Sammarone and the expected independent candidates in November’s General Election.

Reporting for, I’m Andrew Donofrio.