EVENTS | 2017 Knox County Democratic Dinner

Registration is now open for the 2017 Knox County Democratic Dinner on Tuesday, September 19. The evening features appearances by Aftab Pureval, clerk of courts of Hamilton County; former Congressman Zack Space, who is running for Ohio auditor; and Congressional candidate Ken Harbaugh.

Pureval is a rising star who took on the Cincinnati Republican machine in his 2016 run. He earned recognition for a series of ads that had fun with his unusual name while sharing his serious plans for making government work better. Pureval became the first Democrat in over a century to win the clerk of courts position and has since won praise for his improvements to the Hamilton County courts system. He’s been mentioned as a possible statewide contender.

Space, a longtime friend to Knox County Democrats, represented Ohio’s 18th district in Congress for two terms and will soon announce a statewide run for Ohio auditor. A graduate of Kenyon College and The Ohio State University, Space is dedicating his run for auditor to reducing the corruptive influence that money has on policy, taking politics out of redistricting, and serving as a watchdog for hardworking Ohio families.

Harbaugh has become a grassroots sensation since he announced his run for Congress from Ohio’s 7th district earlier this year. Harbaugh has spent a lifetime serving his country–as a Navy veteran who led reconnaissance missions in the Middle East and off North Korea and as president of Team Rubicon Global, an aid organization that has trained more than 45,000 military veterans to deploy to natural disasters in the U.S. and around the world.

In addition to these speakers, the evening will feature the presentation of annual awards from the Knox County Democratic Party and Knox County Democratic Women.

Menu choices are chicken primavera or prime rib (for an additional cost), or pasta primavera without meat. All dinners include salad, roll, side, dessert, and beverage. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening.

Dinner service begins at 7:00 p.m., following a reception with cash bar at 6:00 p.m.

What: 2017 Knox County Democratic Dinner
Where: Glenn Gallagher Conference Centre, 1451 Gambier Road in Mount Vernon
When: Tuesday, September 19, at 7:00 p.m. (reception at 6:00 p.m.)
Cost: $45 per person ($50 per person for prime rib), with additional sponsorship levels available

You can register and pay online at

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