HUBBARD, Ohio (WKBN) – About a dozen candidates gathered at the Hubbard Library on Thursday for a “Meet the Candidates” event.
Sixteen Trumbull County candidates running for office were scheduled to attend, although only about a dozen made it. Many of the speeches were focused on two topics: jobs and the heroin epidemic plaguing the region.
“We need a better partnership with businesses and education in our county, so that we can fulfill the employment needs for both sides of that,” said Mary Williams, running for Trumbull County Commissioner.
“The heroin problem? That is a problem. A lot of it, I think, comes from not having jobs here, and we need to bring jobs here,” David Cook, running for Trumbull County Commissioner.
Others spoke about the importance of rehabilitation, rather than incarceration, when dealing with those addicted to drugs.
The candidates scheduled to attend Thursday’s event included:
- Mauro Cantalamessa (Commissioner)
- David Cook (Commissioner)
- Karen Infante Allen (Clerk of Courts)
- Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk (Coroner)
- Tod Latell (Recorder)
- Thomas Altiere (Sheriff)
- Paul Monroe (Sheriff)
- Kristen Rock (Senator from 32nd District)
- Marianne James (State Rep. from 63rd District)
- Benjamin Kyle (State Rep. from 63rd District)
- Mary Williams (Commissioner)
- Debra Roth (Recorder)
- Michael Philip Walton (Prosecutor)
- Syreana Harris (Treasurer)
- Devon Stanley (State Rep. 63rd District)
- Richard Hlaudy (State Rep. 64th)