Write-in candidates abound for Nov. 3 election

YOUNGSTOWN — Two candidates who lost Democratic primaries for city council seats are among four who filed to run as write-ins for the Youngstown school board.

There are four school board seats up for grabs in the Nov. 3 election and only three candidates – incumbents Brenda Kimble and Michael J. Murphy, and newcomer Corrine Sanderson – filed by the Aug. 5 deadline to get their names on the ballot.

Four others filed by today’s deadline to be write-in candidates.

Their names won’t appear on the ballot, but there will be a line where voters can write in their names for a school board seat.

Only those who officially filed as write-ins have votes for them counted.

It’s more difficult to win an election as a write-in compared with having a candidate’s name on the ballot, so it’s likely only one of the write-ins will win a seat.

The write-in candidates are:

Rick Alli, who received 28.4 percent of the vote in May during a failed bid in the Democratic primary for the city’s 3rd Ward council seat.

Dario Hunter, who received 3 percent support from Democratic voters in the primary for the 6th Ward council seat.

Tina Cvetkovicho, who tried to file for the seat on the Aug. 5 deadline. She didn’t turn in nominating petitions because of problems with the documents that would have left her short of the required number of signatures to get on the ballot.

Tyrone Peakes II, whose father is an independent candidate for the 6th Ward council seat.

Also filing as a write-in is Struthers Mayor Terry Stocker, a Democrat who decided not to run for re-election earlier this year.

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