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Congressional District 9/Erie County Caucus Nominees - Elected: Tuesday, 1.07.20

Congratulations - Blue

Congressional District 9 Caucus Nominees
from Erie County - Official Results

Joe Biden

  • Female
    • 2nd - Andrea Jones, Sandusky
  • Male
    • 2nd - Robert Jones, Sandusky
  • Female Alternate
    • Mary Lou Napka, Vickery 

Cory Booker - withdrawn as a presidential candidate 1.13.2020

  • Male
    • Darwitt Garrett, Sandusky

Amy Klobuchar

  • Male
    • 1st - John Skelley-Watts, Vermilion

Bernie Sanders

  • Female
    • 2nd - Alexa Cipolla, Sandusky

Elizabeth Warren

  • Female
    • 2nd - Robin Hudnall, Sandusky
  • Male
    • 3rd - Thomas Horsman, Sandusky

2020 Ohio Delegate Selection Plan 

To apply online as district-level delegate: The application deadline has passed and is now closed. The deadline was Tuesday, December 31, 2019.

District-level delegates will be elected at 16 pre-primary caucuses, to be held on the night of Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Democrats will elect 89 district-level delegates and eight alternates to represent Ohio at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee. Sites are posted below. Doors open at 6:00pm and caucuses begin at 7:00pm SHARP.

Ohio will have a total of 153 convention delegates and 11 alternates, evenly divided between men and women, with diversity goals for African Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, veterans and young people (age 18-36).

The 2020 Pre-Primary Caucus for Congressional District 9 will be held Tuesday, January 7, 2020, beginning at 6:00pm at Sandusky High School, 2130 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky 44870. Even if you are not signed up to be a potential delegate, you may VOTE for your preferred presidential candidate's - for either Joe Biden, Corey Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren - delegates who have registered to represent Congressional District 9 at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee in July. Potential delegates will be travelling to Sandusky from Lucas, Ottawa, Erie, Lorain and Cuyahoga Counties! Plan to attend and to vote for your favorite presidential candidate's potential delegates from Congressional District 9! This is democracy at the grassroots level! Join Us! 

What is the process - the short explanation!

If you are a registered Democrat or undecided voter in the 9th Congressional District and are ready to pledge your support for either Joe Biden, Corey Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren, come vote to choose who will be the candidates' potential district delegates from the 9th Congressional District of Ohio to the 2020 DNC National Convention in Milwaukee, WI this July!

Doors open at 6:00pm and the caucus will begin at 7:00pm SHARP. This caucus determines who will be the actual degates for these candidates potentially awarded based on the results of Ohio's March 17th primary.

If you would like to have a say in who represents these Presidential candidates at the next Democratic National Convention from our Congressional District, plan to attend the caucus at Sandusky High School, 2130 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky 44870. 

See you there!

What is the process - the long explanation!

On Tuesday, January 7, 2020, beginning at 6:00 pm at Sandusky High School, 2130 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky is the Democratic pre-primary caucus for Congressional District 9 when the delegates are chosen for each Democratic presidential candidate - for either Joe Biden, Corey Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren. Which of those delegates actually go to the Democratic convention will depend upon the results of the Ohio March 17, 2020, primary - see the 2020 Ohio Delegate Selection Plan above. All registered voters residing in Congressional District 9 who are registered Democrats (or not registered with any other party - i.e. undecideds) can participate in this first step.   
The following process shall be used to conduct the election of delegates in each of the Ohio Congressional District pre-primary caucuses:
(1) One hour prior to the caucuses beginning, the doors will be opened to allow participants to sign statements of support indicating their presidential candidate preference. Participants may sign only one statement of support. These statements will be available at the caucuses and only those individuals who sign such statements of support will be allowed to participate in voting. Individuals who arrive after the meeting begins shall be allowed to sign the statements of support to vote.
(2) The Caucus Coordinator or their designee shall call the meeting to order promptly at 7:00pm and read a welcome and any announcements from the State Democratic Party Chair. The Caucus Coordinator or
their designee shall remind participants of the need to sign statements of support and indicate that Ohio Democratic Party membership applications are available for those wishing to make a voluntary donation to the Party.
(3) The caucus shall then divide into individual caucuses composed of the participants who signed statements of support for each specific candidate. The Caucus Chairs for each presidential candidate shall conduct these meetings.
(4) The Caucus Chairs shall read the names of all candidates for the district delegate positions and shall indicate the number of male and female delegates that may be selected from their congressional district. Only those individuals who have filed an "Ohio Democratic Party Declaration of Candidacy" form and who
have been approved by the presidential candidate or his authorized representative may be considered for the delegate or alternate slots.
(5) The Caucus Chair may allow each delegate candidate to speak to the caucus. The Caucus Chair may limit candidates speech to a reasonable time.
(6) Participants who have signed statements of support shall then vote by signed ballot - no secret ballot or voting. If the ballot is not signed, it will not be counted. Ballots shall be distributed at a central location by the Caucus Coordinator or their designee(s). Participants shall only be allowed to vote for delegates/alternate pledged to the candidate for whom they signed a statement of support. Separate ballots shall be distributed for male, female and gender non-binary candidates. The ballots shall be collected, counted, and the results announced. Should a non-gender candidate(s) receive more votes than a male or female within a caucus, they will be chosen in lieu of the male/female who receives fewer votes.
(7) A separate election shall then be held for the alternate position if available for the congressional district using the same procedure. All delegate candidates are eligible to be alternate candidates.
(8) The ranking of elected candidates for district delegate and alternate shall be determined in a manner set by the pre-primary caucus in accordance with the Rules & Bylaws of the Democratic National Committee. This ranking must be reported to the State Chair.
(9) The Caucus Chair must certify the outcome of the caucuses to the State Chair no later than January 9, 2020.
(10) By January 9, 2020, the Caucus Coordinator shall file with the State Chair, a list of those people who filled out signed statements of support at each caucus meeting. The list shall include the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of all caucus participants as designated on their statements of support.


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Here are the caucus locations for Ohio:

1st Congressional District
Winton Woods Intermediate School
825 Waycross Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45240

2nd Congressional District
Anderson High School
7560 Forest Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45255

3rd Congressional District
Columbus State Community College
Delaware Hall
499 Grove St.
Columbus, OH 43215

4th Congressional District
Ridgedale Junior/Senior High School
3165 Hillman-Ford Rd.
Morral, OH 43337

5th Congressional District
Bowling Green State University
Paul J. Olscamp Hall
1 Olscamp Hall
Bowling Green, OH 43403

6th Congressional District
Ohio University Eastern Campus
45425 National Rd. W
St. Clairsville, OH 43950

7th Congressional District
GlenOak High School
1801 Schneider St. NE
Canton, OH 44721

8th Congressional District
Miami University Regionals Hamilton Campus
Harry T. Wilks Conference Center
1601 University Blvd.
Hamilton, OH 45011

9th Congressional District
Sandusky High School
2130 Hayes Ave.
Sandusky, OH 44870

10th Congressional District
Stivers School for the Arts
1313 E. 5th St.
Dayton, OH 45402

11th Congressional District
Cuyahoga Community College Metropolitan Campus
2900 Community College Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115

12th Congressional District
Willis Education Center
74 W. William St.
Delaware, OH 43015

13th Congressional District
Ravenna High School
6589 N. Chestnut St.
Ravenna, OH 44266

14th Congressional District
Lakeland Community College
Building A, Breakers Dining Hall
7700 Clocktower Dr.
Kirtland, OH 44094

15th Congressional District
Groveport Madison High School
4475 S. Hamilton Rd.
Groveport, OH 43125

16th Congressional District
Brunswick High School
Performing Arts Center
3581 Center Rd.
Brunswick, OH 44212