Ohio Democratic Party Trains 170+ Future Candidates to Run for Office

DELAWARE, Ohio, June 4 — The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news:

The Ohio Democratic Party held its second “Main Street Initiative” training of 2018, with more than 170 future candidates attending a bench-building boot camp at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware on Saturday.

“One of the most important priorities of the Ohio Democratic Party is to build a bench of great public servants, and this weekend’s training was a great way for grassroots activists and volunteers to get involved in our 2018 efforts, with an eye toward an eventual run for office,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. “This is the fourth year of our Main Street Initiative, and every year the program grows stronger. This winter we trained more than 100 candidates and campaigns, and this event was even bigger. Now we have successful Main Street alumni running for the Statehouse and Congress — that’s how you build a bench.”

This weekend’s event provided training in organizing, fundraising and digital outreach for potential candidates who are thinking of running in 2019 and beyond. Main Street Initiative alumnus Aftab Pureval, the Hamilton County clerk of courts and Democratic challenger in Ohio’s1st Congressional District, and Rob Richardson, the Democratic candidate for state treasurer, spoke to the attendees.

The Ohio Democratic Party’s Main Street Initiative provides training and support to Democratic candidates running for local office. The program has nearly tripled in size from when it launched in 2015.

This article provided by NewsEdge.