Butler County Democrats announce endorsements
The Butler County Democratic Party voted unanimously last week to endorse Kathryn Bridgman of West Chester in a state Senate primary race, and Kenneth Keith Jr. of Hamilton for an Ohio House seat.
Bridgman faces Victor Rivera of Fairfield in the March 4 primary election for the seat currently held by Sen. Gary Cates, a West Chester Republican.
Keith is running against Arnold Engel in the March 4 primary for the seat held by state Rep. Courtney Combs, a Republican from Hamilton. Keith lost to Combs in the 2006 election. Engel, a member of the Fairfield City School Board did not seek the county party's endorsement.
In a news statement, Butler County Democratic Party Chairman Ron Wardrup said the party’s screening committee recommended Bridgman because "she just impressed us more than her opponent."