To paraphrase Prince, Hamilton County’s Democrats are going to party like it’s 1962.
Hamilton County Commission President Todd Portune is hosting a party for local Democrats from 5-7 p.m. Thursday to celebrate the party’s return to controlling the county commission for the first time in 44 years.
When Portune was elected to his first commission term in 2000, he was the first Democrat to serve on the three-member board in nearly 40 years. For years, he served with a Republican majority that largely ignored his views. With the election of David Pepper to the commission last year, Democrats took control of the board and Portune became president.