New Chair Says Changes Are Coming To Ohio Democratic Party
Multiple sources confirm there have been some big staffing changes at the Ohio Democratic Party in recent days. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports.
Sources confirm several key employees at the Ohio Democratic Party have been let go. New chair Liz Walters won’t talk about why staffers are being fired or say how many, but she does say changes shouldn’t be unexpected.
“There will be a realignment of strategy and structure and we will be working on our stakeholders to really outline what that is in the next month or two.”
Walters was named to the post last week by the party’s executive committee after receiving the endorsement of Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. Democrats lost Ohio’s last two presidential election cycles. Except for Brown, no Democrat has been elected to a statewide non-judicial seat in over a decade and Democrats have been in the minority in the state Legislature since 2011.