Frank Fuda and Dennis Malloy join the fray | News, Sports, Jobs
WARREN – The race for the next Trumbull County commissioner seat is crowded as current commissioner Frank Fuda and former candidate Denny Malloy both say they have withdrawn petitions.
Fuda confirmed on Wednesday that he had withdrawn petitions to run as a Democrat in order to be re-elected to his seat.
Malloy, who previously ran as an independent to replace Mauro Cantalamessa, is expected to run for the nomination to run for the seat as a Republican candidate.
Representative Michael O’Brien D-Warren announced on Tuesday that he would run for the Jan. 1, 2023 commissioner seat now held by Fuda. Although he has withdrawn his petitions, Fuda said he does not plan to start circulating them until the New Year.
“Everyone has the right to run” said Fuda.
The longtime commissioner plans to set out his reasons for running for a new four-year term sometime after the start of the year.
It could be a more difficult year to win the Democratic nomination for Fuda, as he backed fellow Commissioner Niki Frenchko’s campaign against Trumbull County Democratic Party Chairman Dan Polivka in the year’s general election. last.
As a result of this action, the Niles Democratic Club sanctioned Fuda for two years for his participation in the club’s activities.
Malloy believes his previous strong run against Cantalamessa should help him win the next campaign for the office.
“I think my name awareness is high and with the support of the Republican Party and the Tories, I should be the frontrunner before 2022”, Malloy said. “Having been a Democratic voter for many years, I understand both sides and have many friends and supporters on both sides of the aisle.”
Malloy believes county employees deserve better than what they get.
“I feel for the dedicated workers who just want to be respected and appreciated by their leaders and the public for their performance” Malloy said.