• In Their Own Words
  • Candidate Events And News
  • Plan Your Vote
  • Volunteer To Be A Precinct Election Official (Pollworker)
  • What’s New From Clermont to Columbus and Beyond
  • Word From The Chair – Raymond Lembke
  • Join The Donkey Club
  • Clermont County Democratic Organization Meetings
  • Clermont County Democratic Organization Directory
  • Clermont County Democratic Party Meetings
  • Volunteers Needed For CCDP Committees and Staffing HQ
  • Next Issue Publication Dates

If You’re Not Part of the Solution, You’re Part of the Problem

In Their Own Words

EDITOR’S NOTE: It is essential to flip these two offices blue if we want fair districts that don’t continue to gerrymander the GOP into a Super Majority in our state legislature and rob us of Democratic representation in the U.S. Congress. The State Auditor and Attorney General sit on the Redistricting Committee that will decide our future districts for U.S Congress and the Ohio State Legislature. Please vote and spread the word.

Candidate Events And News

Our annual state event is returning as the 2022 Ohio Democrats Family Reunion. We can’t wait to see you back in person with our family from all over Ohio.

Saturday, September 24th
Doors Open at 1PM ET
Kemba Live!
405 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215

General Admission $100


Special Guests

Sherrod Brown – U.S. Senator
Joyce Beatty – U.S. Congresswoman
NanWhaley – Democratic Nominee for Governor
Tim Ryan – Democratic Nominee for U.S. Senate
Liz Walters – Ohio Democratic Party Chairwoman

We’ll be hosting Women For Whaley/Stephens phone banks EVERY TUESDAY at 5:30 pm from now until the election to support Democratic nominee for Ohio Governor Nan Whaley and her running mate Cheryl Stephens. If you’ve never made political calls before but want to play an important role for Nan and all other Democrats on the ballot in November, you’re in good hands! We’ll comprehensively train you and prepare you to make these critical calls.

This event series is put on by a partnership between the Whaley for Governor Campaign, the Ohio Workers First Campaign, and the Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus. REGISTER HERE


Brown County Weekend Of Action

Saturday, September 24
10am, 1pm EDT
Burke park
Burke Rd
Bethel, OH 45106

Join us for our weekend of action in Brown County to knock for democratic candidates up and down the ballot. REGISTER HERE

Weekend Of Action In Clermont County

Saturday, September 24 – Sunday, September 25
Time Slots
Saturday – 10am, 1pm, 4pm
Sunday – 1pm, 4pm
Clermont County Democratic Party Office
174 E Main St
Batavia, OH 45103

Hosted by Ohio Workers First Campaign. Join us as we knock doors to get democrats elected up and down the ballot. REGISTER HERE

Clermont County Canvassing

Saturday Sept 24, 2022
10am to 12:30pm
Veterans Memorial Park in Union Township
906 Clough Pike
Cincinnati, Ohio 45245
Download the app called MiniVan. Training and partners available.

Postcards To Clermont County

2 PM – 5 PM
1151 Diekmeyer Ln., Montgomery, OH 45140

Hosted by Chris and Elaine Barnett. Please join us for our postcard writing party. We will be writing postcards to remind Clermont County Dems how important this upcoming November Election is for our community. We will provide the postcards, but any donations of postcard stamps would be appreciated. RSVP HERE


This is Brian Flick, your Democratic Nominee for State Representative in HD-62. I’m a Clermont resident and have spent my life as an attorney and consumer advocate. Now I’m running for State Representative to fight for you. The people of District 62 deserve to be confident in knowing that their representative in Columbus is an advocate who shares their values and goals, not a politician who serves the needs of her wallet and special interests. I’m running to deliver real change for my community and to fight back against the dangerous extremists in the State House. It’s time we have a representative who understands the needs of our neighborhoods. But to enact real change and help flip Clermont County, it’s going to take all of us. Can I count on a $25 donation today?

You can sign up as a volunteer for Brian’s campaign here. You can donate to Brian’s campaign here.

There are three ways to vote in Ohio:

  1. Vote by mail
  2. Vote early in person at the Clermont County Board of Elections beginning October 12. See dates and times below.
  3. Vote in person on Election Day November 8th.

The earliest you can vote is to vote by mail but it takes some steps and you must carefully follow instructions. To vote by mail in Ohio, you must first REQUEST your mail-in ballot by obtaining an absentee ballot application. There are three main ways to get your application:

  1. You can call Clermont County Board of Elections at 513-732-7275 and ask them to mail you a copy of the absentee ballot application.
  2. You can download and fill out an absentee ballot application at this link.
  3. You can go to Clermont County Board of Elections, 76 S.Riverside Dr., Batavia, Ohio 45103 and complete the absentee ballot application in-person.

Once you receive the application, you must print (if your download the application), sign, and return the application by mail or drop it off at the Clermont County Board of Elections office.

EDITOR’S NOTE: In late August Secretary of State, Frank LaRose’s office mailed out absentee ballot applications, we are assuming to all Ohio registered voters. CCDP headquarters has received several inquiries as to whether these are legitimate applications. YES they are legitimate and if you are planning to vote absentee, fill out your application ASAP and get it in the mail so you receive your ballot in time to get it back to the Clermont County Board of Elections on time to have your vote counted.


We urge you to check your voter registration and plan your vote for November 8, 2022. The deadline to register for the November 8th general election is October 11, 2022. You can check your registration here


A Precinct Election Official (PEO) is a properly registered voter in the County where they live. Duties include:

  • Prepare the precinct by setting up voting equipment
  • Greet the voters
  • Verify the registration and identification of the voters
  • Ensure the voters are provided the appropriate ballot
  • At the end of the day, the PEOs close the precinct and prepare the ballots and other election materials for delivery back to the County Board of Elections on election night.

Call or email Leann Helton at the Clermont County Board of Elections. Please include name, phone number, party affiliation (if any), and availability in email.
Precinct Election Manager – Leann Helton (732-7488)


What’s New From Clermont To Columbus And Beyond

Click on the headline to access the full article

Ohio chief justice: ‘We do not have a Constitution that will end gerrymandering’

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor said she plans to become a part of the anti-gerrymandering effort once she leaves office at the end of the year. In committing to her next steps after the her term-limited time as the head of the state’s highest court, she also acknowledge the failures that happened in the year since redistricting began in the state. She said voters learned that the constitutional amendment a vast majority voted for to reform the process and stop gerrymandering simply didn’t work. CONTINUE READING

Advocates on both sides react to judge’s decision ordering a 14-day stay on Ohio’s ‘heartbeat law’

Reaction is strong on both sides of the abortion issue after a Hamilton County Judge issued a 14-day stay on the state’s so-called “heartbeat law.” The law that went into effect in late June following the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the Roe v Wade decision bans abortion after fetal cardiac activity can be detected. Normally that happens six weeks into a pregnancy. CONTINUE READING

Analysis: Recent attack ads show how Ohio voters could decide the future balance of the U.S. Senate

You couldn’t blame Tim Ryan, the Democratic candidate for Ohio’s open U.S. Senate seat, waking up some mornings feeling like a man under siege. But the attacks coming his way from a variety of sources seem to roll off him like water off a duck’s back. He thumbs his nose at all of them. CONTINUE READING


Nothing more clearly announces the approach of an election than the appearance of candidate yard signs. Many candidates spend significant sums having yard signs produced and many hours getting them distributed.

Assessing the impact of yard signs is difficult. While it is highly doubtful that yard signs will determine the outcome of an election, there are some good reasons to believe that yard signs have an impact. Continue Reading

Join The Donkey Club

Our Donkey Club is our major source of funding and we hope you will become a member by joining. Member benefits below.

  • A headquarters located centrally in the county in Batavia where you can attend Central and Executive Business Meetings of the party as well as other events
  • A bi-monthly e-newsletter with the latest local and national news, information about candidates and activist opportunities
  • A robust Internet presence on our Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • You are helping SUPPORT OUR CANDIDATES and supporting our participation in the Clermont County Fair and other community events around the county

Suggested donation amounts: $50 Individual, $100 Couple, $200 Family, $250 Congressional, $500 Senate, $1000 Presidential

Click the Donate button below and make your donation securely online through ActBlue or mail a check. Make Checks payable to: Clermont County Democratic Party (CCDP), PO Box 475, Batavia, OH 45103

Thank you for your support! Raymond W. Lembke, Party Chairman Clermont County Democratic Party



Monday, Sept. 26, 2022

What is Drinking Liberally?
An informal, inclusive progressive social group. Raise your spirits while you raise your glass, and share ideas while you share a pitcher. Drinking Liberally gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place to talk politics. You don’t need to be a policy expert and this isn’t a book club – just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent frustration and hang out in an environment where it’s not taboo to talk politics. When? Last Monday of each month. Arrive between 6:30pm & 7:00 pm Where? El Rancho Grande Eastgate. 4476 Glen Este-Withamsville Rd.

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Come meet your fellow Democrats in Clermont County. The Quin-T Democrat Club will be meeting Thursday, October 6th starting at 6:30pm at the CCDP headquarters at 174 E. Main St., Batavia, Ohio. We will have an half hour social time between 6:30pm and 7:00pm. Feel free to bring something to eat and drink. Grammas Pizza is right next door to headquarters. At 7:00pm there will be a formal meeting with a short agenda. The remaining time will be used for an open forum and mingling with fellow Democrats. Information about the candidates running in the mid-term election on November 8, 2022 will also be provided.



Below is a listing of Democratic groups in Clermont County. Click on the name of each club and it will take you to their website or Facebook page with updated information about meetings.

Quin-T Democrat ClubDemocracy In Action
West Clermont DemocratsClermont County Young Democrats
The Goshen Democratic ClubDrinking Liberally

Clermont County Democratic Party Central Committee

Please contact Ben Indino, Central Committee Chair at: benjamin.indino@gmail.com for more information.

Clermont County Democratic Party Executive Committee

Next Executive Committee meeting will be Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

This will be a hybrid meeting with choice of in-person at headquarters, 174 E. Main Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103 and via Zoom. Central Committee members are encouraged to attend.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NEW COMMITTEES Three committees were formed at the August CCDP Executive meeting. Each committee needs volunteers. Please consider getting involved. The strength of our party is our volunteers. You may contact the respective Chairs of each committee below to find out details of committee purpose and meeting times.

Finance Committee– Chair – Ben Brady at B3Brady@gmail.com

Events Committee – Chair – Katherine Lent at lentkatherine@gmail.com

By-laws Review Committee– Chair- Gregg Conrad at greggconrad@ymail.com


Volunteers are needed to staff CCDP headquarters between September 29 and November 8. Please contact Michelle DeTemple by email: mdt0409@fuse.net or leave a message at HQ Phone #: 513-732-2378. Specify the times and dates you are available


Benjamin Indino – Central Committee Chair
Tracy Jo Small – Central Committee Vice Chair
Amanda Fox – Central Committee Secretary

Raymond Lembke – Executive Committee Chair
Elaine Barnett – Executive Committee Vice Chair
Chris Barnett – Treasurer
Bonnie Carlier – Executive Committee Secretary




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