Statement on the Passing of David Duffey, Ohio Democratic Party Director of Operations

Democrats Mourn Loss of Duffey, 25-year Member of ODP Staff

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Ohio Democratic Party announces with a heavy heart that David L. Duffey, the longest-serving member of staff and a true friend to Democrats across the country, passed away this morning.

Raised in Silver Lake, Duffey was a graduate of the University of Toledo School of Law. A lifelong Ohioan, Duffey’s career of service in Democratic politics began in 1981 as the Executive Director of the Lucas County Democratic Party.

Hired in 1988 by former Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Jim Ruvolo, Duffey fought for progressive causes for more than 25 years as the director of operations for the State Party.

“Without reservation, David dedicated both his personal and professional life to furthering our Democratic values each and every day,” said Ohio Democratic Chairman Chris Redfern. “David was a friend to generations of Democrats across our state, and he will be sorely missed in the days ahead.

Arrangements are pending.

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