Gwen McFarlin

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Alex Triantafilou, the chairman of the Hamilton County Republican Party, would be well-pleased on the morning of Saturday, June 22, if the traffic on Chester Road in Sharonville is bumper-to-bumper with cars trying to make their way into the parking lot of the Sharonville Convention Center.

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Courtesy of Springfield Township

In case there was any doubt, Gwen McFarlin has taken charge of the Hamilton County Democratic Party.

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Courtesy of Springfield Township

The law of unintended consequences doesn't always lead to bad consequences.

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WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik today about the departure of former state representative Connie Pillich as co-chair of the Hamilton County Democratic Party. Pillich is the new executive director of the National Association of Women Judges. Pillich was instrumental in raising the money needed for the success at the polls the Hamilton County Democrats enjoyed in the Nov. 6 election. Wilkinson says her fundraising prowess will be missed by the party. 

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Five months after Connie Pillich and Gwen McFarlin joined forces to become the first women co-chairs of the Hamilton County Democratic Party, Pillich has left to head a non-profit in Washington.

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Connie Pillich, Gwen McFarlin / Provided

In the end, it was no contest. The team of former state representative Connie Pillich and Springfield Township trustee Gwen McFarlin have been elected as the new co-chairs of the Hamilton County Democratic Party.

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Manley Burke LPA / Provided

Saturday, the Hamilton County Democratic Central Committee will meet at a union hall in Evendale to choose a successor (or successors) to Tim Burke, who is retiring after 24 years as county party chair. WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about Burke's departure and what the future of the party may look like. 

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Connie Pillich, Gwen McFarlin / Provided

Connie Pillich and Gwen McFarlin, two women with experience in elective office, are running as a "co-chair" team to take over the Hamilton County Democratic Party.

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Manley Burke LPA / Provided

For those who follow Cincinnati politics, from either side of the aisle, it is really rather hard to imagine: Very soon, Tim Burke will no longer carry the title of chairman of the Hamilton County Democratic Party.