Meet the 3 men running for Ohio’s 59th District seat—The 59th District covers most of Mahoning County

Tyler Trill | on Sunday, 07 January 2018. Posted in News

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The year 2018 will be a big year for politics in Ohio because of all the races for seats at the state level.

Two people have filed to run to become the representative in Ohio’s 59th District, and a third says he’ll file in the coming week.

The 59th District covers most of Mahoning County. Representative John Boccieri currently holds the seat, but he is running to become the state senator, which leaves an opening in Ohio’s House of Representatives.

Five days after announcing his candidacy for Ohio’s 59th District seat, Howland teacher Eric Ungaro was knocking on voters’ doors Sunday afternoon.

Eric Ungaro full interview:


Ungaro is the son of former Youngstown Mayor Pat Ungaro and is a currently a Poland Township trustee. He says he wants to be a voice for education and the fight against opiates.

“I think [I’ll be] a voice for families. Everyone sees the pie graphs, everyone talks about how many people are overdosing, but really to bring a passionate voice and make decisions that are best for families,” he said.