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  • Susan Vaughn announces candidacy for 51st Ohio House District

    Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | Journal News

    Vaughn, a 67-year-old Democrat, will run against the three-term Republican in the November 2018 general election.

    She said she’s running because “ethics” has been the “first and foremost” issue people want to see improved.

    “Things I’ve seen happening worldwide have motivated me to want to do something, to bring us back to more values-based decision-making,” said Vaughn, Miami University’s director of the Office of Ethics and Student Conflict Resolution. “I think it impacts young people, and I think it has tremendous impact when we make decisions that are values-based.”


  • Butler County Democratic Party Executive Committee Meeting

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    HAMILTON -- The Butler County Democratic Party is meeting on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 in the auditorium at D. Russell Lee Campus of Butler Tech, 3603 Hamilton Middletown Rd, Hamilton, OH 45011. 

    Among the items on the agenda, the party will have a discussion concerning:

  • Butler County Democratic Party Executive Committee Meeting

    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    HAMILTON -- The Butler County Democratic Party is meeting on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 in the auditorium at D. Russell Lee Campus of Butler Tech, 3603 Hamilton Middletown Rd, Hamilton, OH 45011. 

    Among the items on the agenda, the party will:

  • Middletown judge accused of campaigning in city newsletter

    Friday, October 13, 2017 | Journal News

     - Middletown may no longer allow the city court system to share information through city newsletters and inserts after some say a candidate for Municipal Court Judge used those resources to campaign for the November election.

    The discussion came after some complained that Middletown Municipal Court Judge Melynda Cook Howard used city-paid collateral to campaign for the upcoming election, according to an email sent by the city manager to city council.

  • Butler County Democrats target West Chester trustee with website

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 | Journal News

     -- Those who want to see West Chester Twp. Trustee Mark Welch lose in November have launched an opposition website while the candidate’s landing page is still “under construction.”

    Butler County Democrats launched MarkWelchForTrustee.orgon Tuesday, the day before early voting was set to start in Ohio. The landing page of Welch’s campaign site — — indicated as of Thursday morning the site is not ready, but an Internet search found live links to the site’s pages.


    The opposition website consists primarily of news stories and court filings over the past four years, but Welch said the claims “are shallow” and involve “extenuating circumstances.”

    Butler County Democratic Party Executive Chairwoman Jocelyn Bucaro said “it’s time for a change” from the conservative township trustee’s leadership.

    “Welch has served his own interests while also allowing the fiscal officer to launch unrepentant public campaigns of sexism and hatred against West Chester residents,” she said. “The township is being run by special interests at the expense of West Chester families. It’s time to clean up West Chester government and start fresh with new leadership.”

  • Early voting has begun!

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    It's time to make your personal voting plan!  If you are concerned that you may not have time or may not even be available to vote on Election Day, then you can take advantage of early voting in Ohio for the November 7th, 2017 election right now!

    Click this article to learn more about voting early by mail or when you can vote early in-person at the Board of Elections and to how you can confirm your polling location and see what's on your ballot this election!

  • Voter Registration Deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 10th!

    Sunday, October 8, 2017

    Have you moved since the last election?  Never registered vote? 

  • Butler Democratic Party Calls on GOP to Declare Lang “Unfit to Serve”

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Back in the spring, the Butler Democratic Party joined the Butler County Republican Party in calling for State Representative Wes Retherford to resign in the wake of his drunk driving arrest.  At the time, Butler County GOP Chair Todd Hall remarked saying Retherford “has proven himself unreliable and unfit to serve the fine people of his district. His actions and behavior are unacceptable,” Hall said. “Now, he has been charged with a felony. His constituents deserve better, and our party deserves better. [Source: Journal News (03/15/17), “Butler County GOP asks Wes Retherford to resign.”]

    “George Lang’s role in the Dynus ‘pay to play’ federal corruption scandal and apparent willingness to participate in kickback schemes long demonstrated that he is unfit to serve in the Ohio House of Representatives.  Just as the Butler County GOP publicly and forcefully said that Wes Retherford’s troubles from a likely drinking problem was a disqualifier that mandated his ‘immediate resignation,’ Lang’s involvement in Dynus requires both parties to again present an united and public voice and declare George Lang is unfit to serve in the Ohio House of Representatives.  His role in one of the biggest political corruption scandals in recent memory should be an automatic disqualifier,” said Jocelyn Bucaro, Butler County Democratic Party Executive Committee Chair.  “I trust our friends on the other side of the aisle will speak out against Lang’s fitness to serve just as they did with Retherford.  To do otherwise would be inexcusably hypocritical.”

  • BCDP Response to State Rep. Margy Conditt’s Resignation

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    HAMILTON – Butler County Executive Committee Chair Jocelyn Bucaro issued the following statement in response to today’s news that State Representative Margy Conditt is resigning eight months into the two-year term she just voters to allow her to serve to represent them just last fall:

  • Republicans Aren’t Getting the Jobs Done

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    HAMILTON – Today, the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services reported that the unemployment rate in Butler County went up for the third straight month in a row to 4.9%, leaving it at virtually the same level it was in January 2017 (5.1%) and at the exact same level it was two years ago (4.9% June 2015).  Butler County’s rising unemployment rate is higher than all surrounding counties except Montgomery County (5.2%).  [Source: Journal News (08/22/2017), “Jobless rate in Butler County ticks up;” U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Data, LAUS Survey (not seasonally adjusted) from 2007-2017 by County (accessed 08/22/2017) (“BLS data”).]


    Butler County Executive Committee Chair Jocelyn Bucaro issued the following statement in response to today’s disappointing jobs numbers for Butler County:

    “Once again, Republicans’ economic policies have failed Butler County families.  Butler County Republicans have been in one embarrassing headline after another this year as our economy is stuck in neutral and an opioid epidemic rages out of control.  The Democratic Party is ready to give voters a real choice and change in this county from the failed leadership of the GOP.”