Mayor, Betras Back Biden for Democratic Nomination

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Jamael Tito Brown and David Betras, former chairman of the Mahoning County Democratic Party, are backing former Vice President Joe Biden in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The mayor and former party official are among 20 current and former elected officials and community leaders from across the state that the Biden for President campaign announced this week were backing Biden. They join 19 other Ohio state legislators and community leaders who backed Biden before to the fourth Democratic debate last month.

The campaign previously announced more than 550 endorsements from national, state, and local leaders, including current and former U.S. senators and representatives, governors, state elected officials and community leaders.

“We are proud to earn the trust and support of these respected leaders who are supporting Joe as he fights to rebuild the middle class, champion the dignity of work, and stand with union members and their families,” Greg Schultz, Biden for President campaign manager, said.

“As a native Buckeye, I know that all eyes turn to Ohio during the election, and our campaign intends to compete for every vote and make Donald Trump a one-term president,” he continued. “Ohioans know that we need a leader who can not only go toe-to-toe with Trump in crucial battleground states like Ohio, but who can beat him like a drum. That leader is Joe Biden.”

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