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Belinky says he is still in the race

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The state of local politics in the Mahoning Valley is getting more interesting after a vote to endorse challenger attorney Susan Maruca over a sitting judge.

Probate Judge Mark Belinky said that there have been other investigations that have gone nowhere in reference to the state and federal search warrants served on his office.

Belinky told 21 News he believes if he can take care of that issue, he can still win re-election.

"I filed for re-election and a couple of days later all hell broke lose. Think about the timing. I have always seen strength in you to do what is right and not to be told who to endorse. Do not allow our electoral process to be subverted like this," Belinky said at the Democratic Precinct Committee Persons meeting on Saturday.

A few months prior to the search of Belinky's office and home, attorney Susan Maruca held a news conference to highlight the judge's tax, loan, and parking ticket problems.

Belinky says he is still in the race and believes he will get the vote of the people, saying he has worked on behalf of the most vulnerable people in the county.

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