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Senator Rob Portman (R)
Washington, DC: Phone: 202-224-3353.
Columbus Office: Phone: 614-469-6774
Email: https://www.portman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form

Senator Sherrod Brown (D)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-2315
Columbus Office: (614) 469-2083
Email: https://www.brown.senate.gov/contact/email

Rep. Steve Stivers, (R)
Washington, DC Office: 202-225-2015
Lancaster Office: (740) 654-2654
123 South Broad Street Suite 235 Lancaster, OH 43130
Email: http://stivers.house.gov/contact/


Below are the Democrat candidates for local office. For more details, click on the link in the upper left menu.

Candidate

Office

Gregory Russell

Lancaster City Mayor

Bruce McAtee

Lancaster President of City Council

Amber Bobbitt

Lancaster City Council at Large

Rudy A. Touvell

Lancaster City Council at Large

Jerry Woodgeard

Lancaster City Council at Large

Melody Arent Bobbitt

Lancaster City Council Ward 1

Harry E. Hiles

Lancaster City Council Ward 5

Tony Barletta

Pickerington City Council at Large

Melissa Wilde

Violet Township Trustee


Events

Lancaster Mayor Q & A event
Hear from all 3 of our candidates for Lancaster Mayor, Wednesday night, September 27 - LIVE on the IVP Facebook page, as well as LIVE on LSN Channel 9!
Event Details  ·  Sep 27, 2017

Executive Committee Meeting
Our next meeting of the executive committee of the Fairfield County Democrats is Thursday October 19 at 7PM. Meeting is at Headquarters, 118N. Columbus st. in Lancaster.
Event Details  ·  Oct 19, 2017

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