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The Portage County Democratic Party can be reached at its headquarters:

210 S. Meridian St., Ravenna, OH 44266

You can also reach the Party via telephone by calling 330-298-DEMS (3367), or by completing the form on this page.  

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to working with you to elect Democrats at the local, state, and federal level!


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  • commented 2017-10-06 13:03:50 -0400
    Dear Chairman Stephens


    My name is Jennifer Herold and I’d like the opportunity to earn your support as I campaign for the Democratic Nomination for the US House of Representatives for Ohio’s 16th District. I will be announcing my candidacy to the public next week, but I wanted to reach out to you and the other Democratic leaders within our district to begin to dialog regarding the needs of the constituents in our area.


    OH16 is a uniquely formed district; a result of gerrymandering. Jim Renacci has held this seat since it was created after the last redistricting effort. However, he is running for Governor and with no incumbent – it is very much open for the taking. In fact, many national outlets have correctly pointed out that this may be the Democratic Party’s best opportunity to swing a district in Ohio in 2018. In order to do so though, a clear consensus must form around one candidate so that he or she may begin the process of building a legitimate campaign both in terms of financial support, as well as via the grassroots level.


    I’d present to you that I afford the Democratic Party the best possible opportunity to pick up this seat. My background is in healthcare and education –two vital issues as we head into the midterms. I plan on running a campaign focused upon family values, and rising above the divisiveness that has enveloped our great nation due to those leading our government (As Lebron James recently said, “I don’t even like saying his name” – but you know who I am talking about). My goal is to build a coalition of supporters whom are tired of the hyper-partisan, all talk, no action politicians that are currently running Congress. While I may not be a polished politician, I am betting strongly that the people of our district will find that they prefer someone who is relatable, honest, and as hard working as themselves.


    I’m also very aware that one of the best ways to bring about change, and gain additional support, is to turn this into a truly national race. In an effort to do just that, we have finalized a partnership with a top parenting website (which receives 20 million monthly views, and has almost 5 million social media followers) in which I will regularly contribute both articles and videos regarding campaigning for office, while balancing family life. My hope is to allow voters to get to know me as a candidate, as well as a wife and mother. I’d also like to inspire others to feel like they too can get involved in the political process; that “ordinary” citizens should not have to feel left out.


    While we can anticipate a bruising primary amongst the 3 Republicans vying for their party’s nomination, at this moment it appears that State Representative Tom Patton is likely to emerge victorious. You may or may not remember, but I have history with Tom. That, along with Cuyahoga County GOP Chairman Rob Frost’s comments, are two of the primary reasons why I am a Democrat today. Tom has since apologized, and I harbor no personal ill will against him. However, it is inevitable that if we were to face off in a general election, the story of our background will likely reemerge. The contrast between both he and I could not be starker. I am confident if given a platform and support of the party, that I will emerge from a race against Representative Patton, Representative Hagan, or Anthony Gonzalez as the victor. Let me be clear – we are not in this race to be token opposition to the GOP candidate. Our campaign plan is quite ambitious. I strongly believe there is a path to victory for a Democrat in this District. We will put in the work to make this reality come to fruition.


    Being that I am a new entity in the local Democratic Party, I fully expect that you will have many questions about me and my candidacy. I do not expect anyone to blindly give me their support. I welcome the chance to get to know each and everyone one of you as we move towards both the primary and general elections of 2018. I genuinely want to earn your support as we build towards what we hope to be a “Blue Wave” next year.


    I have included a short bio of myself, as well as my stances on many issues affecting our community. I’ve also included my contact info. I welcome any questions you may send my way, and if I don’t hear from you, fully expect that I will be in touch soon.


    Jennifer Herold
  • commented 2017-09-27 17:15:25 -0400
    Is your Ravenna office ever open? I have tried to come in several times and you are always closed. If you want to engage voters and bring them to the Democratic party than you nees to be accessible.
  • commented 2016-11-22 11:20:08 -0500
    I have materials left over from the election that I want to dispose of. I have 27 clipboards, 25 or so hanging files, many file folders (reusable) and many manila envelopes. There are also many pages of voter lists for canvassing purposes.


    Do you want any of these materials?

    If not, I will donate the clipboards and file materials to some local place and I will put the voter lists in recycling.


    Thank you for your prompt attention.
  • commented 2016-11-10 13:24:48 -0500
    Hello!


    I cannot find a listing of where and when you meet on your website!

    I see minutes of previous meetings, but the calendar says no events upcoming within 25 miles of Kent!


    When/where is the next meeting?


    Thanks!!

    Julie nan
  • commented 2016-10-29 01:19:25 -0400
    I would like a Hillary sign for my yard please
  • commented 2016-10-27 12:49:42 -0400
    Why don’t you have a printable voter’s guide on this website?
  • commented 2016-10-24 18:44:33 -0400
    I was on the fence as far as who to vote for until reading “Crisis Of Character” written by former secret service agent Gary Byrne. He talks about a conversation with an Arkansas sheriff during the 1992 campaign. “When I asked about the Clintons’ latest rumor he gave me a thousand yard stare.

    ‘Let me tell you something Gary Everything-EVERYTHING they say about them is true They are ruthless. And the media don’t even know half of it.’

    I didn’t know what to make of that. ‘From what I have seen,’ he continued, ’there’s no doubt in my mind they will secure the presidency-you watch.’ ‘How can you be so sure,’ I asked, ‘especially with all the scandals, the allegations of affairs, bribery…’ He just waived me off saying, ‘It will never matter. Officer, I’m telling you they can spin shit into gold.” From page 40. On page 57 Byrne states, Mrs. Clinton vented on everyone, and it got worse the more she felt at home in the whitehouse. Most of us knew to brace for her inevitable eruptions. They didn’t happen everyday, but behind closed doors we learned aboout them fast. In public she was everyones best friend. Privately she was her normal self." page 57, The Clinton’s attained the whitehouse by manufacturing an image of being bright shining starswho cared deeply for the little guy. The truth is they wallowed in mud and were willing to drag numerous little people with them to retain power." p 127 I wanted to encourage you to read this book and let me know what you think. Thanks
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  • commented 2016-10-08 12:40:05 -0400
    Hello, I am another person in an area inundated with trump & pence signs, I’m on a main road and would gladly put out Clinton signs, where can I get some?
  • commented 2016-09-28 07:41:52 -0400
    Hello my name is Heather And was interested in yard signs. My area has become an assault on the eyes! Trump pence every where! Need to find a Clinton was wondering if you had any info?
  • commented 2016-07-28 20:08:14 -0400
    question, I am on SSD, my Mother is on Social Security, both limited incomes, we would like one Hillary/Kaine sign, is that something we have to pay for?
  • commented 2016-07-23 21:32:20 -0400
    I was wondering is Portage County going to do anything for this election. I’ve noticed many other Counties are doing voter registration, phone banks, etc. I feel this is very important that we participate. Thank you.
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  • commented 2016-02-08 11:09:03 -0500
    Hello,

    My name is Clara Sullivan and I am a student ad rep for Kent State University Student Media. In the past, the Democratic Party and it’s candidates have run advertisements in our various forms of student media during election season. I’d love to talk more about what we have to offer your organization.
  • commented 2016-02-07 11:39:09 -0500
    I don’t if you have anything planned but could you have a voter registration table at Hiram. I registered last year at the dining hall but we haven’t had anything this year