• Sample Ballot
  • In Their Own Words
  • Candidate Events
  • All Hands On Deck – Action Opportunities
  • Plan Your Vote
  • 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 Party Meetings
  • Volunteers Needed For CCDP Committees and Staffing HQ
  • Next Issue Publication Dates

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.Barack Obama

2022 Sample Ballot

Note: The ballot below shows the 63rd District for State Representative which encompasses the southern and northeast portion of Clermont County and the western portion of Brown County. Our candidate for this district is Richard Perry.

Our candidate for the 62nd District for State Representative in the northwest portion of Clermont County is Brian Flick.

There are two statewide issues on the ballot and we will have more information on those in our next issue. There may be issues specific to your district as well. To obtain a sample ballot for your district go to Voter View here. Scroll down to the Sample Ballot section and click on the link and download a PDF of your sample ballot.

In Their Own Words

Judge Marilyn Zayas: “I am grateful that Ohio voters entrusted me to serve as their Judge. Every day, in every case, I take my responsibility to do justice very seriously, and I am committed to ensuring that justice is administered with integrity, independence, and impartiality.”

Judge Jennifer Brunner: “I’m running for Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court because justice matters for every Ohioan. Steady and principled leadership of the state’s highest court is essential to helping Ohioans realize justice in their everyday lives.”

Judge Terri Jamison: “I am seeking election to the Ohio Supreme Court for two fundamental reasons: First, to preserve and strengthen the Court’s Constitutionally granted status as an independent and co-equal branch of state government, and, Second, to use my seat on the Supreme Court to ensure that the promise of “Equal Justice Under Law” becomes a reality for all Ohioans.”

Editor’s Note: Again, in regards to redistricting and many other vital issues for Ohioans, it is imperative to change the majority on the Ohio Supreme Court. This year party designation will appear on the ballot for judges. The GOP majority believes this will tip the scales in their favor. Let’s work hard to prove them wrong.



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


WHEN: First Saturday of Early Voting
Saturday, October 29, 2022
9:00AM to Noon
WHERE: Grammas Pizza overflow room
next door to CCDP Headquarters.
Look for the sign on the door to enter.

Back by popular demand announcing the return of the Clermont County Democratic Party Annual Pancake Breakfast on the first Saturday of early voting, October 29th.

Come and eat then walk across the street to the Board of Elections and vote. Candidates are welcome.

Although there is no charge for the event we are promoting this as a fundraiser to support our local candidates. If you cannot attend you can donate here or mail a check. Make Checks payable to: Clermont County Democratic Party (CCDP), PO Box 475, Batavia, OH 45103 .

This event is totally dependent on donations and volunteers to set up and clean up. Organizer Kay Newby is donating bacon and sausage but still needs volunteers and help with food donations. Call Kay at 513-908-8649 to find out how you can help.



A Precinct Election Official (PEO) is a properly registered voter in the county where they live. PEOs are paid from $130 to $180 for the day.

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, Precinct Election Manager, at the Clermont County Board of Elections. Please include name, phone number, party affiliation (if any), and availability in email.

Leann Helton (732-7488) Email:lhelton@vote.clermontcountyohio.gov


Volunteers are needed to staff CCDP headquarters at 174 E. Main Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103 from now until November 8.

So far we have volunteers for the following hours at headquarters:

Monday 1-3
Tuesday 1-3
Thursday 1-3
Friday 3-6

These hours are through election day.

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.

Women’s Wave

Date: Sunday, October 9, 2022
Time: 3:30pm – 6pm
Place: Nisbett Park
126 Karl Brown Wy
Loveland, OH 45140

Join us for a day of action to help us send the message: Women demand our rights and families demand reproductive freedom.

This event is being held in Loveland, Ohio: the city where Rep. Jean Schmidt of Ohio resides. Jean Schmidt is the primary sponsor of HB 598: Ohio’s total abortion ban (no exceptions). Women in the surrounding communities and across the state are more fired up than ever to elect more women and pro-choice candidates around the country — we’re ready for the Women’s Wave!

3:30-5:00 – gather, mingle, create and hear from local pro-choice candidates and organizations in Nisbet Park.

5:00-6:00 – sign holding demonstration on sidewalks of W Loveland and Karl Brown Way indowntown Loveland



Brown County GOTV Door Knocking

Saturday, October 15 – Sunday, October 16

Multiple times available

Join the Workers First Campaign and knock on doors for Democrats up and down the ballot in Ohio. Talking to voters face to face is the best way to have an impact on this election!

Whether it’s your first time canvassing, or if you’re an expert, you can join us to help our people-powered campaign. There will be training for approaching doors and using the MiniVan App at the event.


Clermont County Canvassing

Canvassing is every single Saturday and Sunday for the duration until election day.

On Saturdays meet at Patty Lawrence’s house at 10:00am. Please RSVP to Patty Lawrence at p.lawrence@fuse.net for address. Sundays canvassing starts at noon at Jane Gonzale’s house. Please RSVP to Jane Gonzales at janegona@cinci.rr.com for address.

It is actually quite nice to talk to people. Flipping votes will truly make your day. If you need help with your precinct, let Patty Lawrence know and she will match you up.

ODP Dialer Phone Bank Training and Shifts

Virtual Event

Time: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
1pm, 5:30pm EDT
Multiple Dates
Location: Virtual event
Join from anywhere

Our calling program is kicking into high gear in Ohio. We need to make hundreds of thousands of dials before November the 8th for our candidates to win, so please join us on the calling battlefield!

We’ll be using our Dialer program which is amazing technology that allows you to make calls at breathtaking speed. Every session will kickoff with a 15-20 minute training on how to use our Dialer. After training concludes, we’ll all stay on Zoom but hop on the Dialer to make some calls. Already been trained? Please join join us on the Zoom 20 minutes after start time to cruise directly onto the Dialer with no fuss! REGISTER HERE.

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 at cbarnett5@cinci.rr.com

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

What’s New From Clermont To Columbus And Beyond

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Why some Republicans want you to vote for Democrats

Christopher Gibbs is a Shelby County farmer, growing corn and soybeans about 100 miles north of Cincinnati. He is also a former chairman of his county’s Republican Party. Carl Stich Jr. is a former Republican common pleas court judge in Hamilton County who specializes in mediation and dispute resolution in his private law practice.

Clearly, they come from different worlds. But there are two things that bind them together — their anger and disgust over the hijacking of the Republican Party by Donald Trump, and a desire to convince other Republicans tired of the MAGA/QAnon vitriol to help put an end to it.

“The only way to stop this is for Republican voters to send a message to the Republican Party in November saying that this extremism is unacceptable,” Stich said. “And the way they send that message is by voting for Democrats.”


Last Friday evening, I was watching something on TV that originated from a Pennsylvania TV station. One of the commercials which appeared during a break was an attack ad against Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate (and current Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor) John Fetterman. Mr. Fetterman is a Democrat. The ad stated that Mr. Fetterman “opposes the felony murder law.” I’m sure most people would interpret that statement as meaning that Mr. Fetterman opposes making murder a felony. I’m also certain that misinterpretation was the intent of the ad’s creators. 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


Quin-T Democrat Club Monthly Meeting

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Come meet your fellow Democrats in Clermont County and pick up some yard signs for our candidates. 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.

West Clermont Democrats Monthly Meeting

Monday, October 10, 2022
Day Heights Fireman’s Memorial Building
1313 OH-131
Day Heights OH 45150
7:00 pm Social Time
7:30 pm Call to Order

Come meet your fellow Democrats, learn about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities and hear the Statehouse update.


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, October 27, 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.


CCDP has four active committees. 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 by clicking on their name if you are interested in volunteering.

Finance Committee– Chair – Ben Brady

Events Committee – Chair – Katherine Lent

By-laws Review Committee– Chair – Gregg Conrad

Communications Committee – Chair – Michelle DeTemple


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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Batavia, OH, 45103
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