McLin to Serve as Midwest Vice Chair of Association of State Democratic Chairs
MINNEAPOLIS – As a testament to the importance of Ohio for Democrats across the country, Ohio Democratic Party Vice Chair Rhine McLin today was elected by her peers to serve as the Midwest Vice Chair of the Association of State Democratic Chairs during the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting in Minneapolis, Minn.
“I’m looking forward to working with Democratic vice chairs from across the country in this new leadership role,” said McLin. “We recognize the importance of Ohio, and we take our role very seriously. Ohio Democrats helped to win the White House for President Obama twice, and we will play a critical role in 2016. I hope to learn as much as I can from my colleagues, bring best practices here to Ohio and advocate effectively for the Midwest states to receive time, attention and resources from the DNC and our 2016 nominee.”
A Dayton native, McLin has a long history of active community involvement. In 2002, she became the third African-American mayor and the first woman mayor in the city’s history. She previously served six years in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1988 to 1994 and became the first African-American woman to serve in the state Senate, with her election to Ohio’s 5th Senate District in 1994.
“I couldn’t have a better partner at the Ohio Democratic Party than Rhine McLin,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. “We are working hard to build an infrastructure that will help Ohio Democrats up and down the ballot win in 2015 and beyond.”