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Ohio Dems announce pre-primary caucus sites to elect convention delegates

By: - December 3, 2019 9:35 am
Ohio delegates at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

File photo of Ohio delegates at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Photo provided by the Ohio Democratic Party.

The Ohio Democratic Party announced in a release Tuesday they will host 16 congressional district caucuses across the state on Tuesday, Jan. 7, to elect 89 district-level delegates and eight alternates to represent Ohio at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee.

“Ohio Democrats are clearly fired up for 2020 and excited about our field of presidential candidates,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. “Nearly 2,000 Ohioans have already filed to run for delegate and represent the Buckeye State at next summer’s Democratic National Convention, where we will formally elect our nominee to defeat Donald Trump.”

The deadline to apply to run for district-level delegate is Tuesday, Dec. 31, according to the release that included a link to the Ohio Dems’ delegate selection plan. The results of Ohio’s presidential primary on March 17 will determine the number of delegates each candidate is allocated in each congressional district and statewide.

The release said Ohio will have a total of 153 convention delegates and 11 alternates, evenly divided between men and women, with diversity goals for African Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, veterans and young people (age 18-36).

Caucuses are open to the public and members of the news media, the release said.

It said that the caucuses will be held Tuesday, Jan. 7, with doors opening at 6 p.m., and caucuses starting at 7 p.m. at the following locations:

1st Congressional District

Winton Woods Intermediate School
825 Waycross Rd.
Cincinnati

2nd Congressional District

Anderson High School
7560 Forest Rd.
Cincinnati

3rd Congressional District

Columbus State Community College
Delaware Hall
499 Grove St.
Columbus

4th Congressional District

Ridgedale Junior/Senior High School
3165 Hillman-Ford Rd.
Morral

5th Congressional District

Bowling Green State University
Paul J. Olscamp Hall
1 Olscamp Hall
Bowling Green

6th Congressional District

Ohio University Eastern Campus
45425 National Rd. W
St. Clairsville

7th Congressional District

GlenOak High School
1801 Schneider St. NE
Canton

8th Congressional District

Miami University Regionals Hamilton Campus
Harry T. Wilks Conference Center
1601 University Blvd.
Hamilton

9th Congressional District

Sandusky High School
2130 Hayes Ave.
Sandusky

10th Congressional District

Stivers School for the Arts
1313 E. 5th St.
Dayton

11th Congressional District

Cuyahoga Community College Metropolitan Campus
Auditorium
2900 Community College Ave.
Cleveland

12th Congressional District

Willis Education Center
74 W. William St.
Delaware

13th Congressional District

Ravenna High School
6589 N. Chestnut St.
Ravenna

14th Congressional District

Lakeland Community College
Building A, Breakers Dining Hall
7700 Clocktower Dr.
Kirtland

15th Congressional District

Groveport Madison High School
4475 S. Hamilton Rd.
Groveport

16th Congressional District

Brunswick High School
Performing Arts Center
3581 Center Rd.
Brunswick

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David DeWitt
David DeWitt

David DeWitt has more than 15 years experience covering Ohio government, politics and policy, including education, health care, crime and courts, poverty, state and local government, business, labor, energy, environment, and social issues. He has worked for the National Journal, The New York Observer, The Athens NEWS, and Plunderbund.com. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and is a board member of the E.W. Scripps Society of Alumni and Friends.

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