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Joyce Kale-Pesta voted in as new Mahoning Co. Democratic Chair

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BOARDMAN, Ohio -

The Mahoning County Democratic Party has a new leader for the first time in a decade.

Joyce Kale-Pesta was voted in tonight as the new Mahoning County Democratic Chair.

Kale-Pesta has been at the Mahoning County Board of Elections for 31 years and has served as the organization's director for seven years.

Along with her work at the Board of Elections, she has also worked for the Mahoning County Democratic Party for a decade.

Kale-Pesta won the chair tonight after being the only person who applied for the position.

The election was made official tonight at St. Luke's Church Hall in Boardman.

"My plan is to get the committeemen together in small groups to find out what is going on in the neighborhoods, how the voters actually feel in their own local area, and to work on getting our party back together on the local level," said Kale-Pesta.

Kale-Pesta's term ends in June 2022.

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