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Warren County Democrats Endorse Laura Marie Davis in HD-55, Announce 2024 Campaign Plan

WCDP Chair Kelly Sakalas: “We’re excited to bring our Democratic slate to the voters of Warren County.”

At their Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday night, the Warren County Democratic Party (WCDP) officially endorsed Laura Marie Davis for Ohio House of Representatives District 55, covering the northern half of Warren County, and announced their 2024 campaign plan “BLUEprint 2024.” (The Ohio Democratic Party already endorsed Davis at their statewide Executive Committee meeting on Saturday.)

WCDP chair Kelly Sakalas responded to the endorsement: “Laura is bringing energy, intelligence, compassion, and new ideas to the 55th district.

Despite Democratic Party’s Efforts, Career Center Millage Falls Short in Warren County

WCDP Chair Kelly Sakalas: “Republicans have just proven yet again that when they claim they’re the party of working people, they’re lying through their teeth.”

The Warren County Democratic Party (WCDP) expressed its disappointment as Issue 7, a millage issue for the Warren County Career Center, fell short of passage in the March primary on Tuesday.

Warren County Democratic Party chair Kelly Sakalas noted the substantial investment from the WCDP in favor of the millage, which also fell short in the November 2023 general election.

After endorsing the issue, WCDP sent postcards to 6,300 Democratic and Democratic-leaning households in the school districts served by the Career Center, urging them to go to the polls to vote yes on Issue 7 despite the fact that there weren’t any major primary races on the Democratic side.

But contested Republican primaries driving up turnout among the GOP’s far-right base created a deficit that Democratic and independent voters weren’t able to overcome.

“Let’s be clear: Ordinary working families in Warren County just missed out on a great opportunity because of the extreme anti-public education agenda of the Republican Party,” noted Sakalas.

Support the Warren County Career Center

On March 19, 2024, Warren County voters will go to the polls to vote in the March primary election. (Click here for more information about how to register and vote in the March primary.) Democrats don’t have any contested seats in the March primary, but there is an important ballot initiative for much of Warren County to build a new secondary campus for the Warren County Career Center (WCCC).

One of the Democratic Party’s top priorities is to open up opportunities for all Americans to find not just jobs but careers that will pay well, offer benefits and stability, and provide everyone with the chance to support themselves and their families.

New Analysis Shows Adam Mathews out of touch with voters, vulnerable in 2024

A majority of voters in his illegally-gerrymandered district support reproductive rights he’s built his career on opposing

A new analysis by the Warren County Democratic Party of voting data in the November 2023 election has found that Republican state representative Adam Mathews (HD-56) is vulnerable on the issue of reproductive rights.

The analysis, based on unofficial precinct-level voting data from the Warren County Board of Elections, found that voters in Mathews’s district supported Issue 1, the reproductive rights amendment, by a 53%-47% margin.

Deerfield Township and Mason in particular are pro-choice hotbeds, with the vast majority of precincts in the southwestern corner of Warren County solidly supporting reproductive rights.

We did it! Ohioans Pass Issue 1, Warren County Elects Common-Sense Democrats

Last night was a great night to be a Democrat!

The reproductive rights amendment passed in Ohio by a huge 57%-43% margin! Our right to abortion, contraception, fertility care, and miscarriage care will be enshrined in our state constitution, where far-right gerrymandered legislators can’t touch it.

Warren County Democrats Elect Kelly Sakalas as New Chair

Sakalas: “Together we can take our party to the next level.”

LEBANON, OHIO, AUGUST 17 – At their meeting on Wednesday night at the Warren County Administration Building, the Executive Committee of the Warren County Democratic Party elected Kelly Sakalas as their new county party chair, as outgoing chair Bethe Goldenfield is retiring after decades of service to the party.

“I’m deeply honored to have been chosen as your new chair,” remarked Sakalas.

Ohio Decisively Rejects Issue 1

WE DID IT!

The votes have been cast and counted, and the NO side has won a decisive victory in Ohio! Issue 1, which would have made it all but impossible for citizens to put an amendment on our state constitution, has been defeated by a margin of 57%-43% statewide.

Making Ohio Headlines 6/30/23

Ohio’s government shenanigans offer a continuous fountain of news. We’re curating the headlines each week so you can stay informed.

State Government ‘You were a bully’: What judge said to ex-Ohio Speaker Larry Householder

When sentencing former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder on Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S.

Warren & Butler County Democrats Collect Over 10,000 Reproductive Rights Signatures

Party leaders: “Our movement has all the momentum right now.”

The Warren County Democratic Party and Butler County Democratic Party announced on Wednesday that they have collected over 10,000 petition signatures to put the Reproductive Rights Amendment on the November ballot, significantly exceeding their counties’ respective goals.

Warren County reported collecting over 6,000 signatures — more than doubling their initial goal of 3,000 — and Butler County reported over 4,000 signatures, exceeding their county’s goals as well.

Making the Headlines – 6/19/23

Ohio’s government shenanigans offer a continuous fountain of news. We’re curating the headlines each day so you can stay informed.

Bill banning trans athletes added to bill to limit health care for Ohio LGBTQ youth Ohio House committee passes combined measure

A bill that would prevent trans athletes from participating in Ohio women’s sports was woven into a bill that would limit health care for LGBTQ+ youth, and passed the Ohio House Public Health Policy Committee — all in the same meeting.

House Bill 6, dubbed the “Save Women’s Sports Act”, was added to House Bill 68, also known as the Save Adolescents from Experimentation Act (SAFE Act), through a substitute bill that was accepted during Wednesday’s committee meeting.