Judge looking to start new programs in court addressing poverty

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – With three candidates potentially facing off this fall for one of the seats on Youngstown Municipal Court, the woman holding that spot now hopes to spend the next six months letting voters know what the court is doing.

Incumbent Judge Renee DiSalvo faces challenges from Democrat Marty Hume, who won his party’s nomination Tuesday, and non-party candidate Mark Hanni.

DiSalvo says her campaign will be to spread the word on programs the court now offers and its plans for the future.

“My focus is continuing to implement the progress that I’ve already started. I want the voters to know what we are doing. I want them to know what our plans are for the future,” DiSalvo said.

DiSalvo was sworn in last November after being appointed by Governor Kasich. She has already started working on a program to help victims of human trafficking and is hoping to establish one to help offenders who struggle with generational poverty.

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