Fulfilling a campaign promise, Youngstown mayor John McNally had his first Five Minutes With the Mayor session on Jan. 21. Residents brought concerns ranging from traffic lights to dog parks to the mayors attention. The next session will be Feb. 18.
A little more than 70 percent of eligible voters in Mahoning County stayed away from the polls on Nov. 5. Joyce Kale-Pesta, director for the county Board of Elections, is disappointed in the turnout, but she isn’t surprised.
Ideally, an election for Youngstown mayor would be based on platforms and promises. In reality, race plays an important role. Former mayors, election experts and city residents weigh in on the issue and how race will affect the November election.
The November elections are still a few months away but we already know, race will play a significant role in who wins. News Outlet reporter Andrew Donofrio brings us the story and the many voices of race and politics.
Youngstown’s former police chief is running for mayor in this November’s election. Jimmy Hughes, an Independent candidate, sat down with reporter Andrew Donofrio.
John M. Crea is running as an Independent in Youngstown’s mayoral election this November. The Kent State graduate, who now sells cars in Cleveland, hopes voters will buy into his plans for the city. Andrew Donofrio has the story.
In his bid for mayor, Democrat John McNally faces four Independent candidates: former Police Chief Jimmy Hughes, the mayor’s Chief of Staff DeMaine Kitchen, as well as John Crea and Frank Bellamy.
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.
Who’s the right mayor for Youngstown? Thomas Humphries, president of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, says part of that answer has to do with where the city is in its life cycle. He recently sat down with News Outlet reporter Andrew Donofrio and explained the role economics should play in the 2013 mayoral election.
Mayoral candidate Jamael Tito Brown’s slogan is “Youngstown Forward.” Brown shares the course he’d plot for the city’s future with News Outlet reporter Andrew Donofrio.