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C. Ellen Connally Will Run for Chair of County Democratic Party on Progressive Ticket; Trevor Elkins to Run for Vice-Chair

C. Ellen Connally Will Run for Chair of County Democratic Party on Progressive Ticket; Trevor Elkins to Run for Vice-Chair

“Because I believe Judge Connally’s steadiness, wisdom, experience, and accomplished record of service are exactly the unifying qualities our party needs, I asked her to step into the lead role for our party," Elkins said in a press release. "She and I have tremendous chemistry and we are committed to reforms intended to nurture activist energy to win elections." 

County Party Establishment Targets Elkins Allies

County Party Establishment Targets Elkins Allies

"When we have a narrow group of people looking to consolidate power for themselves, we create a climate where the minority leader [Yuko] can't get what in any other county should be a rubber-stamp endorsement," Elkins said.

...and a willingness to buck the system.

...and a willingness to buck the system.

Trevor Elkins spoke next. He's the Mayor of Newburgh Heights and an RTA board member known for staunch leftism and a willingness to buck consensus. Though he didn't call Shontel Brown by name, Elkins affirmed that one of his opponents would indeed be a puppet if elected. He said that the same people who approached Brown to run had also approached him. They went searching for Brown one week after Elkins "had the audacity to say 'no.'" 

"They wanted to dictate the direction of the party from behind the scenes," Elkins told Scene by phone Wednesday. "I told them, 'there's a difference between loyalty in working together and blind obedience."