With the election behind us, the lame duck legislative session is in full swing and packed with a lot of potentially consequential legislation. Any bill not on the governor’s desk before the two-year session comes to a close will need to be reintroduced and start the legislative process all over again in January.
Joydeep Gupta is a tireless, dedicated volunteer who knocked on over a thousand doors during the November campaign. He always makes us smile and appreciate his commitment to the Delaware County Democratic Party and our candidates.
“There is nothing new under the sun,” according to one of my favorite books. Yet we did experience new things in 2018. For the May Primary, not only did Democrats in our county actually have a full slate of candidates to vote for, there were a record number of Democrats on the ballot running for our Central Committee, including seven contested races.
We asked some of our local candidates to share their thoughts about running for office. Find out from Cory Hoffman, candidate for state representative, Louise Valentine, candidate for state senate and Indu Rajan, candidate for Delaware County Auditor.
As we struggle with sadness and disappointment, I want to again THANK each of our “local” candidates: Danny O’Connor, Louise Valentine, Cory Hoffman, Kathleen Tate, Indu Rajan, and Aileen Wagner. You brought us together, winning thousands of votes and creating a sense of pride in being a Democrat in Delaware County. We celebrate that Senator […]
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The Member Spotlight is an entertaining way to get to know our fellow members and volunteers. This Spotlight is focused on Enas Yunis (right, with Danny O’Connor), who was an integral part of helping turn several Powell precincts Blue during the Special Election for Danny O’Connor, along with her two daughters.
On Friday, October 26th, Fred Guttenberg, father of Jaime Guttenberg, one of the 17 victims of the Parkland massacre, made a special trip to the Columbus area, and to the Delaware County Democratic Party headquarters. He came to campaign for Danny O’Connor and to address DelaDems about his tireless work for Gun Safety.
The Delaware County Democratic Party candidates have all been diligently attending local candidates’ forums. The same cannot be said for the full slate of Republicans. It would appear their years of one-party leadership have resulted in taking Delaware County voters for granted. That means a great opportunity for Democrats says Chair, Peg Watkins, “when the Democratic candidates are elected, our candidates will continue to be accountable to the people of Delaware County, and they will continue to attend events and answer questions. That’s how our government works best. Read more about our no-show local Republican opponents.
We believe voters would do well by selecting Democratic candidate Louise Valentine in the 19th Senate District for a fresh perspective.” Andrew Brenner “did not effectively use his platform as House Education Committee chair to raise outcomes for Ohio students but instead has been seen as an impediment to public-school improvement.” Read more about Louise’s exciting ride to the Senate