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Ohio Democrats Gather Tonight To Pick Presidential Delegates

Ohio Democratic Party

Ohio Democrats are hoping for thousands of people to show up in all 16 of the state’s congressional districts Tuesday night to pick delegates to the Democratic presidential convention this summer.

In all, more than 500 people are running for what comes down to a trip to Philadelphia in July – and a chance to declare whether they want Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton to be president.

Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper says those candidates include some new faces.

“There’s a lot of people coming to represent Bernie Sanders, for example, who we haven’t seen before. And we think that’s great. Our attitude is to use this as an opportunity to really build our grass roots infrastructure going into what will be a very spirited election focused on Ohio.”              

In all, 93 delegate candidates will be selected along with nine alternates. For Republicans, Ohio is a winner-take-all state. But the Democratic delegates selected will be divided between Clinton and Sanders – based on the proportion of the votes each gets on March 15.

At the convention, they’ll be joined by party leaders, big city mayors and Ohio’s Democratic members of Congress.

Here are the locations for the 16 congressional district meetings:

Candidates run as pledged supporters of either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. For more information: https://ohiodems.org/2016-delegate-selection-plan/

Doors open at 6 p.m., caucuses start at 7 p.m.

1st Congressional District

Winton Woods Intermediate School
825 Waycross Rd.
Forest Park

2nd Congressional District

Southern Hills Career Technical Center
9193 Hamer Rd.

3rd Congressional District

Columbus State Community College
Delaware Hall
550 E. Spring St.

4th Congressional District

Knights of Columbus
1232 E. Center St.

5th Congressional District

Bowling Green State University
Olscamp Hall
123 E. Ridge St.
Bowling Green

6th Congressional District

Ohio University Eastern Campus
45425 National Rd.
St. Clairsville

7th Congressional District

R.G. Drage Career Center
2800 Richville Dr. SE

8th Congressional District

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 648
4300 Millikin Rd.

9th Congressional District

Sandusky High School
2130 Hayes Ave.

10th Congressional District

Sinclair Community College
Building 12
444 W. Third St.

11th Congressional District

Cuyahoga Community College
Metropolitan Campus
2900 Community College Ave.

12th Congressional District

Delaware Area Career Center North Campus
1610 State Route 521

13th Congressional District

Theodore Roosevelt High School
1400 N. Mantua St.

14th Congressional District

Lakeland Community College
Building A, Breakers Dining Hall
7700 Clocktower Dr.

15th Congressional District

Berne Union High School
506 N. Main St.
Sugar Grove

16th Congressional District 

Medina Performing Arts Center
Main Stage
851 Weymouth Rd.