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  • Jones: Trump shutdown making America look "inept to all these other countries in the world"

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | Journal News

    Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones is calling for two past U.S. presidents — George W.

  • Will Jon Husted Address DeWine’s Terrible Record on Trade?

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    (HAMILTON)- The following statement is issued by Butler County Democratic Party Executive Committee Chair Brian Hester in response to today’s visit by Mike DeWine’s running mate in Butler County: 

  • BCDP Chair Reaction to Today’s Supreme Court Ruling

    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    (HAMILTON)- The following statement is issued by Butler County Democratic Party Executive Committee Chair Brian Hester in response to today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court in Janus v. AFSCME

  • Statement of 8th District Congressional Candidate Vanessa Enoch on Federal Immigrant Family Separation Policy

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    "I am truly outraged by The Trump Administration’s 'zero tolerance' policy of separating children from their parents.

  • Butler County Democratic Party to hold Executive Committee meeting

    Friday, June 15, 2018

    (HAMILTON)- The Butler County Executive Committee will meet in Trenton on Thurs., June 21 to appoint over 40 new members to its Executive Committee as consider a resolution to endorse Rich Cordray for Governor and Vanessa Enoch for the 8th Congressional District.  The party will also h

  • Seeking a better way to fund Ohio schools

    Friday, June 15, 2018 | Dayton Daily News

    When the Lakota School District put a levy on the ballot in 2013, I was part of a great team that worked very hard to help it pass, which it did. It was crucial for the school district.

    What I learned about school funding, both while working on the levy and since, is a big part of why I’m running for public office. Have you ever heard of ECOT?

    It may be the biggest financial scandal in Ohio history.

    ECOT — the “Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow” — closed earlier this year. It was a “virtual” school. Its 12,000 students were spread across Ohio, getting their education online.

    ECOT was privately owned, and a for-profit school. Yet it was also considered, under state law, a public charter school. It received about $1 billion in taxpayer money since it opened in 2000.

    State Auditor Dave Yost said that ECOT was inflating its attendance numbers. Yost said ECOT was counting a computer turned on at a student’s home as meaning the child was doing schoolwork. Really? As every parent with a school-age child and a computer knows, a computer turned on does not mean schoolwork is being done. The Ohio Department of Education said ECOT overcharged taxpayers by $80 million just in the last two years.

    Yost is referring his audit to law enforcement authorities to see if criminal charges should be filed.

    How did ECOT get away with this for so long? Well, ECOT’s founder, Bill Lager, and his associates donated millions to members of the Ohio Statehouse over many years. Is there a connection? You decide.

    Our school funding system in Ohio is broken.

  • Butler County Democratic Party To Hold Reorganization Meeting

    Saturday, June 2, 2018

    (HAMILTON)- The newly elected members of the Butler County Democratic Party’s County Central Committee will hold the party’s reorganization meeting to elect new officers for the party’s Central Committee and then constitute the party’s Executive Committee and elects

  • Butler County Democratic Party Endorses Candidates

    Monday, March 19, 2018

    (HAMILTON-) The Butler County Democratic Party’s Executive Committee last Thursday unanimously endorsed all Democratic candidates running in uncontested primaries both at the State and local level.  In a separate vote, the Butler County Democratic Party’s Executive Committee endorsed State Issue 1- a state constitutional amendment to discourage partisan drawing of Ohio’s congressional districts and require bipartisan support to enact such districts.

    “Across the nation, voters are turning to the Democratic Party to bring change in areas the Republican Party has long taken for granted and we expect to see a similar turn here in Butler County after decades of the Republican Party’s broken promises and partisan rhetoric.  In every corner of the county, our Democratic candidates are fighting for those who believe if you work hard, you deserve to get ahead,” said BCDP Communications Director Brian Hester.  “We are the only party on record supporting reforms that make sure voters get to choose who represents them in Congress instead of letting well-funded politicians choose which voters they claim to represent instead.”

  • Butler County Democratic Party Executive Committee Meeting

    Monday, March 12, 2018

    HAMILTON -- The Butler County Democratic Party is meeting on Thursday, March 15th, 2018 at Hamilton Lane Public Library, 300 N. Third Street, Hamilton, Ohio. 

  • Kathy Wyenandt to run for Ohio Statehouse

    Friday, January 19, 2018 | Pulse Journal

    The reason why former Butler County Board of Elections member Kathy Wyenandt resigned her board seat last month is so she can run for office.

    Wyenandt told the Journal-News she will formally announce on Sunday afternoon at Grainworks Brewing Company that she will run against Ohio Rep. George Lang, R-West Chester Twp., who was appointed this past spring to the 52nd Ohio House District after Margy Conditt resigned.