Cuyahoga County Democratic Party
The Cuyahoga County Democratic party, dominant in Cleveland since the New Deal, gradually grew and organized as the national Democratic Party began to take shape in the late 1790s and the early 1800s.
The Cuyahoga County Democratic Party consists of precinct committee members elected in the primaries by the registered Democrats in each precinct in the county. The committee members make up the County Central Committee, who in turn elected the county chairman and 400 of the 750-member Executive Committee; the remaining 350 members of the Executive Committee are selected by the county chairman. The Executive Committee is the decision-making body of the party and formally meets twice a year to endorse Democratic candidates for the primary elections.