County Democrats to hear Ohio candidate’s success story

The Bartholomew County Democratic Central Committee has invited Jeremy Blake, a city councilman from Newark, Ohio, as featured speaker at 6:15 p.m. Aug. 23 at party headquarters, 1417 Chestnut St.

Blake, who lost a city council race by two votes in 2011, received 60 percent of the vote in 2015 to win office. The long-time community activist and member of the LGBT community has announced his candidacy for state representative in Ohio’s District 71.

Blake’s talk will be entitled, “Winning in a Red State — One Vote at a Time.”

The meeting is open to the public.