Press Releases

  • BCDP Chair Reaction to Today’s Supreme Court Ruling

    (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

    "I am truly outraged by The Trump Administration’s 'zero tolerance' policy of separating children from their parents. As much as I believe in the rule of law, what we are witnessing in southern U.S. Border States is nothing short of a humanitarian crisis. Every mother who has ever nursed a baby understands the pain and the horror of ripping a child from his or her mother’s breast. 

  • Butler County Democratic Party to hold Executive Committee meeting

    (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 hearing from its new committee chairs to discuss how volunteering in the committees can help our 2018 candidates and build a stronger party in Butler County. 

    WHAT:           Butler County Democratic Party Executive Committee Meeting

  • Butler County Democratic Party To Hold Reorganization Meeting

    (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 its officers. 

    WHAT:           Butler County Democratic Party Reorganization Meeting

    WHEN:           Thursday, June 7th at 6:30 p.m.

  • Butler County Democratic Party Endorses Candidates

    (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

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

    Among the items on the agenda, the party will hear from Democratic candidates for the 8th Congressional District of Ohio as well as consider endorsements in all uncontested statewide, legislative, and county races, as well as an update on next month’s Gala Dinner.

    The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

  • Butler County Executive Committee Meeting

    HAMILTON -- The Butler County Democratic Party is meeting on Thursday, December 21, 2017, in the auditorium at D. Russell Lee Campus of Butler Tech, 3603 Hamilton Middletown Rd, Hamilton, OH 45011.

    An election will be held at the meeting to nominate a member of the Butler County Board of Elections for the unexpired term ending February 28, 2019.  Members of the Executive Committee are eligible to vote in this election.

    The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. and is open to the public.

  • Butler County Democratic Party Executive Committee Meeting

    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:

    • What We Learned in 2017: a Recap of Butler County Races
    • National Landscape
    • Where we go from here; and
    • 2018 Messaging

    The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. and is open to the public.

  • Butler County Democratic Party Executive Committee Meeting

    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:

    • Local candidates on the November 7, 2017 general election ballot
    • Appoint members to its Executive/Central Committees
    • A presentation on messaging based on national focus group research

    The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. and is open to the public.

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

    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.”