• Who Dey!
  • Word From The Chair – Raymond Lembke
  • What’s New From Clermont to Columbus and Beyond
  • Say This, Not That- Control Your Democratic Narrative
  • 2023 Recruiting Starts Now-Training Courses to Get Started
  • Join The Donkey Club
  • Clermont County Democratic Club Meetings
  • Clermont County Democratic Party Committee Meetings
  • Next Issue Publication Dates


Who Dey indeed! On Sunday, January 22, 2023 the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Buffalo Bills 27 to 10 at Buffalo in a never ending snow storm in the second round of NFL playoff games. They go on to play the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. for the final playoff game to determine who goes to the Super Bowl. So grab your orange and black gear, your favorite snack and beverage and cheer on our hometown team to beat the Kansas City Chiefs and go on to win the Super Bowl!

Museum Center free this week to celebrate Bengals victory

CINCINNATI (WXIX) – The Cincinnati Museum Center is offering free admission this week to celebrate the Bengals’ playoff win.

The free admission days are Monday, Jan. 23, Thursday, Jan. 26 and Friday, Jan. 27, according to Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Cody Hefner.

The promotion began as a discount of $1 off for every point the Bengals won by, and the 17-point victory over the Bills makes admission free every day that the museum is open this week. The museum is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


House Bill 458 was passed by the Ohio General Assembly during its lame duck session late last year. Governor DeWine signed the bill into Ohio law a couple of weeks ago. This means that H.B. 458 is now part of the reality confronting Ohio voters. H.B. 458 makes several major changes to the rules governing who may vote and how you may cast your ballot. CONTINUE READING

What’s New From Clermont To Columbus And Beyond

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Opinion – Santos, McCarthy and the Shameless Republican Party

The hallmark of the modern Republican Party is its shamelessness. You can be many things and still be a Republican — in favor of free trade or opposed; pro-Ukraine or pro-Putin; even in favor of climate change legislation or against. However, you must not feel shame. You cannot admit mistakes. Hypocrisy is a virtue, not a vice. Most of all, never admit defeat. CONTINUE READING

Ex-Ohio House speaker relieved for corruption trial’s start

CINCINNATI (AP) — As his federal racketeering trial kicked off Monday, former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder said he is optimistic and looking forward to telling his side of the story. “It should be a very good six weeks for me,” Householder told reporters as he awaited opening statements in the courtroom. What will reporters hear? “Truth,” he said, adding that he was not nervous or anxious for the proceeding. CONTINUE READING

Though outnumbered, Ohio Senate Democrats say they can still have a significant impact

Ohio Senate Democrats believe there is still a path forward for their members to make a significant impact in the legislative process even though they are outnumbered by Republicans five-to-one. CONTINUE READING

‘I’m the leader of the House Republicans’ After losing speakership, Derek Merrin and allies revolt

COLUMBUS, Ohio Despite losing the battle for Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, state Rep. Derek Merrin says he is actually the leader of Republicans and the majority of his caucus agrees. Although spirits were high during the Ohio House Republicans meeting Wednesday morning, the closed-door event signaled a severed party. CONTINUE READING


Say This, Not That- Control Your Democratic Narrative

Thu, Feb 23, 8:00pm–9:00pm EST
Virtual event
Join from anywhere

To win elections and support progressive issues, Democrats need to communicate with the most effective messaging. Join us as we discuss how we can frame our issues and promote progressive values in a way voters will embrace. Each workshop will provide background information, provide examples of good and bad messaging and time to discuss messaging on current topic. Multiple dates available.


**This session has an accompanying workbook with activities to help you get started on your messaging.
Grab the Workbook and Slides here

Identifying Strong Candidates to Run for Office

Virtual Live Training
January 26, 2023
1:00pm – 2:00pm (ET)

Join the National Democratic Training Committee on Thursday, January 26th from 1pm-2pm ET for a free virtual live training on Identifying Strong Candidates to Run for Office, designed to build the bench of Democrats in your community. We’re here to help, so join us to learn the following:

  • Learn effective methods for finding strong candidates to run for political office
  • Recognize common traits of strong candidates for political office
  • Understand the time frame to identify candidates to run for office


Recruiting Candidates for Political Office

Virtual Live Training
Jan 27, 2023
1:00pm – 2:00pm (ET)

Join the National Democratic Training Committee on Friday, January 27th from 1pm-2pm ET for a free virtual live training on Recruiting Candidates for Political Office, designed to build the bench of Democrats in your community. We’re here to help, so join us to learn the following:

  • Explore strategies for persuading individuals to run for office
  • Explain the positive impact of running for office
  • Identify systems of support in place for those running for office


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
  • A bi-monthly e-newsletter
  • A robust Internet presence on our Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Support for our Democratic candidates

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

Clermont County Democratic Club Meetings

The Quin-T Democrat Club will have its first meeting of 2023 on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at the Clermont County Democratic Party Headquarters, 174 E. Main Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103. The meeting will start at 7:00pm but headquarters will be open at 6:30pm for mingling and socializing. Please come and meet your fellow Clermont County Democrats and get caught up on upcoming events. Grammas Pizza is next door if you want to grab a bite to eat before or after the meeting.

Monday, February 13, 2023
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

The first official Central Committee meeting will be Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 7:00p.m. via Zoom. Please contact Ben Indino, Central Committee Chair at: benjamin.indino@gmail.com or Amanda Fox, Central Committee Secretary at: alvfox33@gmail.com for more information.

Clermont County Democratic Party Executive Committee

Next Executive Committee meeting will be Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Guest speaker: Gwen McFarlin, Chair, Hamilton County Democratic Party. 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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