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Tony Dimacchia still plans on 2019 Lorain mayoral bid against incumbent Chase Ritenauer

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    Tony Dimacchia



LORAIN — The two men who have announced their intentions to seek the Lorain mayor’s office in 2019 are not backing down.

When asked Monday night if he would drop out of the race with incumbent Chase Ritenauer saying he plans to seek a third term last month, Tony Dimacchia said he “plans to stay the course.”

“A lot can happen before the election next year and while I’m sure Chase and I will be having a conversation about it, I’m planning to stay in the race,” said Dimacchia, who is the president of the Lorain school board.

Dimacchia announced his bid for the office last year, saying he believed it was Ritenauer’s intention to move on from Lorain.

However, last month Ritenauer, who has been in office since 2011, said his plan right now is to seek another four years.

When asked about Dimacchia’s comments, Ritenauer said the school board president can “do whatever he wants.”

Contact Katie Nix at 440-329-7129 or Find her on Facebook and Twitter @KatieHNix.

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