YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Voters have selected Marty Hume as the Democratic candidate for Youngstown Municipal Court’s judge.
Hume received 55% of the vote, according to unofficial voting returns.
He’ll be on the ballot in November.
Hume, Mahoning County’s assistant prosecutor, ran against current City Law Director Jeff Limbian.
Both Limbian and Hume have run unsuccessfully for judge positions in the past.
The race was not without controversy. Hume pointed to Limbian’s past issues with back taxes and unpaid parking tickets during TV commercials.
Limbian said his financial problems began years ago with high college tuition debt, which he admits ultimately led to a bankruptcy filing. However, he insists that his bills have now been paid.
Hume said he ran a good race, making a case of the differences between the candidates.
“I am really proud of my record of honesty and integrity through my 36-year career, 18 years as a prosecutor, and I am proud of the things I accomplished,” he said. “I wanted to make sure the public knew about that.”
He’ll face incumbent Republican Judge Renee DiSalvo in November.