Weekly Newsletter – 12/19/18

It is with a heavy heart that we report the passing of George Biehle. George was a long time member of the Clermont County Democratic Party as a Precinct Captain in Goshen. He served as Party Treasurer from August 2011 to February 2018. He was also the recipient of both the Golden Donkey Award and the Grass Roots Award.

Service Arrangements to follow.

Local Government - Spotlight: Goshen Township

Goshen Township, Ohio is a growing community of 17,500 people – the 4th largest of the fourteen townships in Clermont County. Located 30 miles east of Cincinnati, our thirty-four square mile community offers shopping, recreation, and employment opportunities found in urban places along with the solitude of the rural countryside.

Goshen Township's official website is located HERE.

Goshen Township is governed by three Trustees and a Fiscal Officer. The Board is the responsibility for passing ordinances, adopting the annual budget, and appointing other boards and committees. All members are elected to their positions for four years on staggering cycles. The Trustees are elected to administer the affairs of township government as the representatives of the people and they hold their offices in trust for the people of the Township.

You can contact the officials below.


Vice Chairperson


Fiscal Officer

The Trustees encourage residents to attend their Business Meetings as well as all Special Sessions. The Business Meetings which are held the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 PM at the Goshen Township Government Center at 6757 Goshen Road can include a wide range of topics – recognition and swearing in ceremonies, budget transactions, and policy decisions as well as an opportunity to speak on the meeting agenda issues. Special Sessions – which cover new policy, budget, and development topics are held as needed and will be posted on this website.

You can view previous meeting minutes HERE.

Main Street

The Ohio Democratic Party’s “Main Street Initiative” provides training and support to Democratic candidates running for local office. The program has nearly tripled in size from when it launched in 2015.


If you’ve ever thought of running for office — this is the time to do it. Click here to find out when, where and how you can run for office!

Click here to access the Main Street candidate portal and resources

Veto Watch
Last week, lawmakers worked late into Thursday night to wrap up work on dozens of bills, including several that have been delivered to Governor Kasich for his signature.
Three high-profile bills on the watch list for possible vetoes are now sitting on Kasich's desk:
  • House Bill 228, a firearms bill that preempts municipal gun ordinances and previously contained "Stand Your Ground" language
  • House Bill 258, which would criminalize abortion after a detectable fetal heartbea
  • Senate Bill 296, a bill dealing with survivor benefits for public safety personnel that was amended to include a pay raise for lawmakers and other elected officials.
The Governor has 10 days, not including Sundays, to act (sign, veto or allow to become law without a signature) on each measure. That gives Gov. Kasich until Wednesday to act on HB228, and until December 26 to act on HB258 and SB296.
To override a veto, a 3/5 majority vote is required in both chambers: 60 votes in the House and 20 in the Senate. The later we go into December, the harder those numbers will be to achieve with lawmakers departing on scheduled vacations.
To take up these potential veto overrides, Senators have sessions scheduled on Wednesday at 1:30 and on Thursday, December 27, while the House will meet on Thursday and Friday, December 27th and 28th.
Bills Not Yet Delivered To The Governor
Some bills have not yet been delivered to the Governor for his signature. Those include:
House Bill 58 - Cursive Handwriting
House Bill 119 - Food Assistance (SNAP) Eligibility
House Bill 402 - Telephone Regulation
House Bill 494 - Franchise Labor Laws
House Bill 497 - Revenge Porn
Senate Bill 51 - Lake Erie Shoreline and Various Appropriations
Senate Bill 119 - Opioid Medications
Senate Bill 145 - 2nd Trimester Abortions
If Governor Kasich chooses to veto any of these bills still awaiting delivery to his office, it would push the timeline for overrides to Saturday, December 28 or beyond.
Awaiting Legislative Action
A handful of significant bills are just one vote away from final passage, so it's worth watching to see if any are scheduled for action in the legislature's final days.
Awaiting a House vote
Senate Bill 28 - To Require Burial & Cremation of Aborted Fetal Remains
Awaiting a Senate vote
House Bill 425 - To Regulate The Release of Body Camera Video
House Bill 428 - To Protect Student Religious Expression
House Bill 511 - To Raise Ohio's Marriage Age for Girls

Congratulations to newly-elected local club officers!

West Clermont Dems
President- Elaine Barnett
Vice President- Rich Perry
Treasurer - Tom Jenkins
Secretary - Chris Barnett
Thank you to outgoing Secretary Terry Conway.

West Clermont Dems meet the second Monday of every month at By Golly's in Milford. Come at 7:00 for social time: order food & enjoy conversation. The meeting is called to order at 7:30 PM. Join their public group here on FB – search for West Clermont Democrats.

Quin-T Club
President - Cheryl Richards
VP - Donna Hermann
Treasurer - Deb Cooke
Secretary - Jeff Richards

The Quin-T Democrat Club meets the first Thursday of every month at the Green Kayak Pub and Grill in New Richmond, Ohio at 7:30p.m. All are welcome regardless of residence! Find them on Facebook & Twitter as @quintdems
Website: http://quin-tdemocratclub.webs.com/
Email: [email protected]

The Clermont County Democratic Party wishes you and your loved ones the happiest of holidays. The newsletter will take a two week break for the season and return on January 9, 2019!

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Monthly Meetings

All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Clermont County Dems Executive Committee

6 PM, Thursday, January 24 at HQ

Clermont County Dems Central Committee

7 PM, Thursday, January 24 at HQ

Dannielle Browne

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