Building the bench: Ohio Dems win big at the local level in 2019

Ohio Democrats won big on Election Night 2019 — here’s what this means for 2020 and beyond.

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BIG CITIES, BIG WINS

It’s clear that Ohio’s major cities remained Democratic strongholds with Democratic mayors serving in every single one of the top 10. In and outside of major hubs, tons of Democratic candidates were re-elected.

SUBURBAN SWINGS

It’s clear the suburbs, which Republicans used to rely on, are shifting purple, or even outright blue. Some of the most impressive wins from Tuesday’s election were two suburbs where Dems swept the election.

“What was telling to me was what happened in the Cincinnati suburbs. I think in the suburbs, educated suburban women are increasingly unhappy with the direction of the country, and I think that showed last night,” Sherrod Brown said to the Toledo Blade.

VICTORIES IN RED OHIO

There were also lots of Democrats elected in rural areas, including some deep red parts of Ohio like Norwalk and Coshocton!

ELECTING CANDIDATES THAT REPRESENT OHIO … ALL OF OHIO

So many of these great candidates elected on Tuesday are creating a more diverse bench — one that can represent Ohioans better. Women, young people, people of color and LGBTQ+ candidates are adding much-needed voices to their local governments.

Putting #PeopleFirst. As Ohio goes, so goes the nation…