|Chair of the Ohio Democratic Party|
January 1, 2015
|Born||June 7, 1971|
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
|Education||Yale University (BA, JD)|
David Andrew Pepper (born June 7, 1971) is an American politician, the chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party (began his term in January 2015), a former councilman for the city of Cincinnati and former member of the Hamilton County, Ohio Board of Commissioners.
Raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Pepper is the son of former Procter & Gamble CEO, John Pepper. Pepper earned his B. A. at Yale University and his J.D. from Yale Law School. He specialized in commercial litigation for the Blank Rome firm.
Pepper was elected to the Hamilton County's Board of Commissioners in November 2006. In 2010 Pepper was a candidate for Ohio Auditor and in April 2013, Pepper said he would run for state Attorney General in the 2014 election. In 2014 Pepper ran unsuccessfully for Ohio Attorney General. He was elected Chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party in 2015.
Pepper is the author of The People's House, a political thriller. The book centers around 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."
|Date||Position||Status||Opponent||Result||Vote share||Opponent vote share|
|2014||Attorney General||Challenger||Mike DeWine||Defeated||38.5%||61.5%|
|2006||County Commissioner||Phil Heimlich||Elected||53.0%||47.0%|