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Former Jeannette city treasurer remains on ballot

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Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, 2:12 p.m.
 

Former Jeannette city treasurer Sam Casino, who resigned from his post in July, still intends to run in November's election, he said Friday.

When asked what he plans to do if he is elected, Casino declined to comment.

“I cannot answer that right now,” he said.

When he resigned from his post in July, Casino cited no official reason. He did not wish to discuss it Friday.

Casino said he does not plan on campaigning.

“I've been a visible treasurer,” he said. “People have known me since 2002.”

Council appointed Michael Nestico in July to finish Casino's term. Nestico is the Republican candidate for the position, as he ran a successful write-in campaign in the primary.

Nestico said Monday that Casino's intent to run does not affect his campaign moving forward.

“I had planned on running a campaign regardless, so this isn't going to modify anything,” Nestico said.

According to Jim Montini of the county election bureau, Casino would have had to resign from the ballot by Aug. 12 if he did not wish to continue in the election.

Montini said if Casino is elected and does not wish to take office, it will be strictly up to the municipality and Casino to address the issue.

Nicole Chynoweth is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-850-2862 or nchynoweth@tribweb.com.

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