A local attorney has officially announced her run for Mahoning County Prosecutor in 2024.

Attorney Lynn Maro announced she'll run as a Republican in the primary election.

Maro will now have a bid at the spot previously held for more than 25 years by Paul Gains.

The race for Mahoning County Prosecutor is expected to be among the most highly contested in recent years.

Maro has more than 25 years of experience handling both criminal and civil cases.

The prosecutor spot is currently held by Gina DiGenova who replaced Gains after his retirement.