Democratic National Committee

Official Website:  Democratic National Committee (DNC)
2016 Democratic National Committee Platform
2016 Ohio Democratic Party DNC Delegate Plan – Approved 4.11.15

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is the principal organization governing the United States Democratic Party on a day-to-day basis. While it is responsible for overseeing the process of writing a platform every four years, the DNC's central focus is on campaign and political activity in support of Democratic Party candidates, and not on public policy. The DNC was established at the 1848 Democratic National Convention.

The Democratic National Committee provides national leadership for the Democratic Party of the United States. It is responsible for promoting the Democratic political platform, as well as coordinating fundraising and election strategy. 

Ohio Democratic National Committee Members:

  • David Pepper, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman
  • Tim Burga, Ohio AFL-CIO President
  • Rebecca L. Higgins, Ohio Education Association President
  • Mark Mallory, former Mayor of Cincinnati
  • Ronald L. Malone, Political Director, OAPSE
  • Valarie J. McCall, Chief of Government & International Affairs, City of Cleveland
  • Rhine McLin, Ohio Democratic Party Vice Chairwoman; former Mayor of Dayton
  • Joe Rugola, Executive Director, OAPSE/International Vice President, AFSCME
  • Nina Turner, former State Representative


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