Ohio Democratic Party Statement on Canton Mayoral Race

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper in response to Canton Mayor Thomas Bernabei — previously an independent — filing to run for re-election as a Democratic candidate:

“Mayor Thomas Bernabei has admirably served the people of Canton over the past three years, and he is an important and respected voice in northeast Ohio. We welcome him back into the Democratic family as he launches his re-election effort.”

Democratic mayors now run all 10 of Ohio’s largest cities and 14 of the largest 15.