Run for Office

Are you ready to make a difference in your community? You can run for office in Delaware County! As a Democratic candidate in a partisan or non-partisan election, our party can support your efforts. The Delaware County Democratic Party is growing and our vote share has increased greatly since the 2018 mid-term elections.

Every year offers new election opportunities in Delaware County. The even years include elections from precinct representatives to countywide and State House offices. Odd years are all about local elections in your township, village, city council and for school board.

We support candidates running in Delaware County, Ohio. The Candidate Support Committee provides information and resources to candidates and works to recruit and train new candidates. Contact the committee chair, Joyce Bourgault, at for more information.

Candidate Training

LEAD Ohio’s Candidate Academy offers free training for people who have decided to run for office, or are considering it. The deadline to apply for one of the two sessions in 2023 is Friday, December 16, 2022.  Click here for more information.

About Endorsements

Potential endorsements are vetted by the Candidate Support Committee and voted on by the Delaware County Democratic Party Executive Committee.

The party does not endorse a candidate in a contested primary. The party will, however, consider endorsing ballot issues. The party does endorse before the general election. Contact us if you would like to learn more about the screening process.