Contact Us

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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  • Bonnie McElhiney
    commented 2018-10-24 17:54:11 -0400
    Please mail me an absentee ballot.
  • Sandra DeFrain Perdian
    commented 2018-10-14 18:15:21 -0400
    I would like to vote early but I don’t know where I need to go to do this. Perhaps you can help. Also…..I’m sure you’ve already thought of this but, do you have volunteers set up to drive voters to the polls on election day? i would be interested in helping with that. FYI, I’m referring to ppl that may not drive, the elderly…..thank you! Sp
  • Kim
    commented 2018-10-09 21:14:46 -0400
  • Nicole Moran
    commented 2018-09-18 13:29:47 -0400
    My name is Nicole Moran and I’m the Portage County Volunteer Coordinator for the Susan Palmer campaign in Ohio’s 16th district. With only 7 weeks left before the midterms and the stakes being so high for the Democrats, I’m seeking volunteers to assist with Susan’s campaign. In the next couple of weeks, I’m organizing some postcard writing sessions at my home in Kent and would love to host anyone that would be available to come and help out. If you’re interested in volunteering in any capacity for Susan’s campaign, please contact me at or through Susan’s webpage at . Thank you!!
  • Tanya Wilson
    followed this page 2018-09-17 13:58:18 -0400
  • Tanya Wilson
    commented 2018-09-17 13:03:09 -0400
    On Sunday, September 16th, one of your volunteers was going door to door in my neighborhood. I found her to be quite pushy, rude and obnoxious. She rang my doorbell and before I could make it from my kitchen to the front door, she was ringing the bell again (very inpatient). When I answered the door, she asked for my husband, I told her that he was busy and asked what it was pertaining to. She said that she was with the Democratic Party and wanted to ask him questions on who he was voting for and his reasons why. I said that he was working on a project out back and was not available now to speak with her. Annoyed she tells me that someone will be back to ask him the questions at another time. I stated that was fine. She then looks at her paperwork and states that he is the only one listed for our address or she would ask me the questions too. I stated that I am not a registered voter. She then wanted to know why I did not register. My response was “I can’t tell who is lying the most and just do not get into the political stuff”. She left my front door and I went back to what I was doing thinking the encounter was over and someone would come back another time to ask my husband these questions. After a minute or two, I go into my back yard to find that she walked around my house into my back yard to hunt my husband down. When I stepped outside and made it clear that I thought that was very rude of her to do that, she continued to speak to my husband stating “I wasn’t suppose to bother you” yet tried to continue until I was yelling at her to leave my property and my husband pointed out that she was trespassing. Spoke later to my neighbor who said the same lady went into their closed privacy fence yelling “Hello” until someone answered her when they did not answer their door.

    This person representing the Democratic Party is going through town trespassing on people’s property to ask who they will vote for and why. When it was stated that my husband was busy on a Sunday evening working on a project for his family, she searched him down on my property without permission. That is stalking and trespassing not to mention illegal! If we were in the middle of dinner would she have busted in my door and sat at my dinner table until someone answered her questions? Or how would things have escalated if we told her we voted Republican?

    This is one of the reasons I am not a registered voter and do not care for the things that go along with politics. I should not be bothered at home to ask who I will vote for and my reasons why I will vote for that person does not need to be explained. Then when you have people willing to break the law and a person’s right to privacy because they want you to vote a certain way is beyond ridiculous!

    Please make a note of my address because I do not want anyone else from your party knocking on my door or setting a foot on my property wanting to know who my husband will vote for. If by chance, someone from your party is stupid enough to walk around my house into my back yard stalking my husband again, charges will be pressed!
  • Martin Bramlett
    commented 2018-09-05 16:38:29 -0400
    If you are looking for sign locations i am interested in the following signs being placed in my front yard: Sherrod Brown, Richard Cordray and Kathleen Clyde. My address is 322 North Prospect St. in Ravenna. Thank you.
  • Jen Snider
    commented 2018-09-05 08:47:23 -0400
    AAF-Akron Welcomes President Obama’s Former Creative Director

    Member of First-Ever Office of Digital Strategy

    The Akron chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF-Akron) invites the Greater Akron community to attend “How Design Transformed the Obama White House,” featuring Ashleigh Axios on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 at 11 a.m. Part of the AAF-Akron Professional Development Speaker Series, the event will be held at The Tangier, located at 532 West Market St., Akron. Doors open at 11 a.m. with a buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. and introduction of Axios at Noon.

    Axios served as the creative director and a digital strategist for the Obama White House, bridging two presidential terms in the first-ever Office of Digital Strategy. In an hour-long talk packed with tips and nostalgia, she will provide attendees with behind-the-scenes insight into how innovative design and digital strategy were developed in-house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue during the Obama administration. The presentation will include details on how a small design team transformed daunting challenges into successful digital campaigns, from scalable tactics for tackling limited resources to overcoming impossibly quick timelines and experimenting while in the public spotlight.

    While working in the White House, Axios created meaningful opportunities for the public to engage with the Obama administration. Her achievements include:

    Leading the product and design strategy for two State of the Union addresses, helping President Obama speak to people where they were

    Leading the responsive redesign of (currently archived)

    Visually redesigning the White House petitions platform

    Supporting the historic Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision with the rainbow White House iconography

    Establishing a digital system for presenting the Obama administration record

    Tickets, now available at, are $20 for members of AAF and AIGA, $35 for non-members and $15 for students (must have a valid student ID). The deadline to register is Monday, Sept. 17.

    “How Design Transformed the Obama White House,” is being presented by HKM Direct Market Communications. Promotional support has been provided by AIGA Cleveland with printing support from Star Printing.

    About the Speaker

    Ashleigh Axios is an international speaker, strategic creative, and advocate for design’s ability to break barriers and create positive social change. She leads The Studio, where she functions as an executive creative director for Automattic, a company with the mission to democratize publishing and commerce. Axios also serves as an executive board member for AIGA, an editorial board member for Design Observer and alumni advisor to her alma mater, the Rhode Island School of Design.

    About AAF-Akron

    The Akron Chapter of The American Advertising Federation (AAF-Akron) was founded as the Advertising Club of Akron in 1945. AAF-Akron’s efforts include programs that educate members and help them conduct business better, government relations on behalf of members, educational programs to help provide a more prepared and diverse workforce, and promoting recognition of the economic and social value of advertising as an industry. AAF-Akron is a member of AAF District 5 and the national AAF. Follow AAF-Akron on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates or visit
  • Richard Meindl
    commented 2018-07-02 11:10:56 -0400

    When is the Office open? I am a contributor to the Sherrod Brown campaign and I would like a bumper sticker for my car.
  • Bill Shaul
    commented 2017-12-02 09:30:22 -0500
    Hi Folks,
    I am fairly new to NE Ohio (from Seattle) and am interested in getting involved in support of two particular candidates: (1) the Dem running against David Joyce and (2) Sherrod Brown. Can you help direct me to the right people for this?

  • Michelle Walker
    commented 2017-11-03 16:12:54 -0400
    Hello…I am concerned that there are no Democrats in all of Brimfield Twp.! I am also concerned that there is no Democratic candidates running for Trustee and only 2 and a questionable running for Field Schools. Is this an issue in the area?
  • Jennifer Herold
    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
  • John Clemens
    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.
  • Prudence Hall
    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.
  • Julie Nan
    commented 2016-11-10 13:24:48 -0500

    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?


    Julie nan
  • James Vaughan
    commented 2016-10-29 01:19:25 -0400
    I would like a Hillary sign for my yard please
  • Richard Weiner
    commented 2016-10-27 12:49:42 -0400
    Why don’t you have a printable voter’s guide on this website?
  • Joe
    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
  • Sheri Gestring
    followed this page 2016-10-10 17:37:20 -0400
  • Kenneth August
    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?
  • Heather Harouff
    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?
  • Alan Gibbons
    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?
  • Terri Starkey
    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.
  • Clara Sullivan
    followed this page 2016-02-08 11:09:15 -0500
  • Clara Sullivan
    commented 2016-02-08 11:09:03 -0500

    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.
  • Jordan Canevari
    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