John Boccieri has been chosen to complete the unexpired term of former State Representative Ron Gerberry.

Boccieri, who was chosen by the State Democratic Caucus to represent Mahoning County, will take the oath of office tomorrow.

Gerberry's seat has been open since he resigned on August 21st after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor of unlawful compensation to a public official.

The judge sentenced him to 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine, however, both penalties were suspended.

The term of office runs through the end of next year.

Boccieri is a former State Representative and member of congress.