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The Montgomery County Democratic Party Apologizes to Darryl Fairchild and Shenise Turner-Sloss

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        
Date:  October 30, 2021
Contact: Mark Owens, Chairman

The Montgomery County Democratic Party deeply regrets its role in approving two political mailers that were sent this week to some Dayton voters regarding the Dayton City Commission race. The negative mailers, which were submitted by the campaigns of the party-endorsed candidates, made unfair and offensive claims against two Democratic candidates who were not endorsed by the party.

“The MCDP approved two mailings that violated the rules of the Ohio Democratic Party and the values we as Democrats hold,” said county party chairman Mark Owens. “As chairman, I apologize to Darryl Fairchild and Shenise Turner-Sloss for allowing these mailings to go out.”

The Montgomery County Democratic Party Central Committee voted Thursday night

to not only apologize to the candidates, but to also make a clear statement that Commissioner Fairchild and candidate Turner-Sloss – and all their supporters – are valued members of the county party.

Owens said the party will be more vigilant in screening mailers submitted by the campaigns of endorsed candidates.

“In the future,” Owens said, “we will not allow negative mailings to go out against candidates who are registered Democrats.”