The chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party, David Pepper, will be the keynote speaker when the Jackson County Democratic Party conducts its annual Fall Dinner on Saturday evening, Oct. 13 at the Wagon Wheelers Hall on Summit Street in Jackson.
Pepper, who began his chairmanship in January 2015, is a former councilman for the city of Cincinnati and also a former member of the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners. He twice has sought statewide office, but was unsuccessful in bids for state auditor in 2010 and Ohio attorney general in 2014.
Pepper is the author of The People's House, a political thriller, which centers on a Russian scheme to help elect Republican candidates. The Wall Street Journal wrote that Pepper "writes with flair and insider knowledge of everything from gerrymandering to arrogant D.C. press aides," and "with speed and savvy, The People's House emerges as a sleeper candidate for political thriller of the year."
In addition to Pepper, other Democratic candidates and officeholders are expected to attend.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with Pepper's speech to follow.
Tickets to the Fall Dinner are priced at $20 for an individual and $30 for a couple and are available in advance by calling Amy Elkins at 740-988-4619. Tickets will also be available at the door.