David Pepper was unanimously elected Chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party on December 17, 2014 and began his term on January 1, 2015. Born and raised in Cincinnati, David is a fifth-generation Cincinnatian. David was first elected to public office in 2001 when he served on the Cincinnati City Council. In 2006, David was elected to the three-member Hamilton County Commission. He served as the Commission President from 2009-2010. David is married to Alana (Swartz) Pepper. In May 2015, David and Alana welcomed their first child, Jacob “Jack” Hamilton Pepper, into their family, and in November 2016, they were blessed with a second son, Charlie. Pepper is also the author of “The People’s House,” an Ohio-based political thriller.