Thursday, December 18, 2008
DISCUSSION: STACIA ERDOS LITTLETON TO BE BOCCIERI REPLACEMENT?
The STARK COUNTY POLITICAL REPORT (The Report) believes that WPXI (Pittsburgh) Weekend Anchor Stacia Erdos Littleton may well be the next state senator from Ohio's 33rd Senate District.
Littleton was not the top choice of any of the county Democratic parties which are part of the 33rd who made recommendations to the Democratic Senate Caucus.
If selected, Littleton would be a compromise choice.
The leading candidstes have been former Mahoning County commissioner David Engler and Poland Township trustee Robert Lidle. Both appear to have lost favor with the caucus because of "political baggage" reported by the Youngstown Vindicator in a December 9th article.
Stark County candidate Steve Okey has a major problem because Stark is a very small part of the 33rd and conventional political wisdom suggests the post will go to a Mahoning County candidate because Mahoning County is the largest voting population factor in the district.
The Report has learned that John Boccieri seems to be favoring Littleton. If, indeed, Boccieri is in her corner, then Littleton could end up as his successor.
Biographical information can be viewed on the WPXI website.
Posted by Martin Olson at 12:01 AM