• Harmony Hill Meet The Candidate Event
  • Plan Your Vote
  • Early In Person Voting Dates
  • Sample Ballot
  • Become An Election Worker
  • All Hands On Deck – Action Opportunities
  • Upcoming Events
  • What’s New From Clermont to Columbus and Beyond
  • Word From The Chair – Raymond Lembke
  • Join The Donkey Club
  • Clermont County Democratic Organization Meetings & Events
  • Clermont County Democratic Party Committee Meetings
  • Next Issue Publication Dates

There are 21 days until the election. What are you going to do to save Democracy today?



On Thursday, October 13, 2022 Clermont County Democratic Party hosted Wine Down With The Candidates at Harmony Hill Winery. Thanks to Bill Skvarla for providing the venue at his beautiful Harmony Hill Winery in Bethel. Thanks to Ben Brady, Elaine Barnett, Deborah Cook, Ray Lembke and Cheryl Richards for organizing, promoting, providing tech support and providing food. And thank you to all who attended. There was a full crowd to hear keynote speaker, Chelsea Clark, Democratic candidate for Secretary of State, Richard Perry, Democratic candidate for Ohio House District 63 and Brian Flick Democratic candidate for Ohio House District 62. We also had the surrogate for Judge Terri Jamison, a video for Judge Marilyn Zayas, our Democratic candidates for the Ohio Supreme Court and a special personalized video from Tim Ryan, our Democratic Candidate for U.S. Congress.

It’s Tuesday. There are 21 days until the midterm election on November 8th.

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.

Editor’s Note: It has been brought to our attention that the Secretary of State failed to give clear instructions on the postage for mailing back your ballot. YOU MUST USE TWO FOREVER STAMPS TO RETURN YOUR BALLOT BY MAIL. If you have already received your absentee ballot and intend to mail it in, do it as soon as possible! The safest way to assure your ballot is received and counted is to drop your ballot off at the Board of Elections prior to November 8th. There is a drop box outside the building if you cannot get there during regular business hours.


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.


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




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  

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

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.



Saturday, October 29 – Sunday, October 30
Multiple times available
212 Bold Forbes Rd
Loveland, OH 45140

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. REGISTER HERE

Brown County GOTV Door Knocking

Time: Saturday, October 29 – Sunday, October 30
Location: 174 E Main St Batavia, OH 45103

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. REGISTER HERE


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
Wednesday 2-5
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.

Veterans Press Event AND Roundtable for Tim Ryan

Date: Friday, October 21, 2022
Time: 10:00am
Location: SMART Local Union 24
1440 Kemper Meadow Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45240

Please join Tim Ryan and veterans for a press event AND veterans roundtable regarding a major endorsement as the second part of the Vets 4 Tim weekend. All veterans, military family members and supporters are welcome and encouraged to be a part of this event. RSVP HERE


Cincinnati area Beers & Ballots

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
Location: Fifty West Brewing Company
7605 Wooster Pike
Cincinnati, OH 45227

Hosted by Jen Perez

About this event:

At Red Wine & Blue, we are building community and that begins with you! Stop by to meet other like-minded individuals, network, and get pumped to sweep the midterms. You will learn the value of relational organizing and how to engage your networks to make a difference in 2022. RWB will provide appetizers and drink tickets good for beer or soda. This is a family friendly event, so bring your friends, neighbors, children or grandchildren! There is no set agenda, so feel free to stop by at whatever time works for you and stay as long as you’d like. REGISTER HERE

CCDP Annual Pancake Breakfast

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.

What’s New From Clermont To Columbus And Beyond

Click on the headline to access the full article

Analysis: Many believe Ohio is a “ruby red” state. New poll shows they’re wrong

Are you one of those who feel out of place in Ohio these days?

Uncomfortable with all the MAGA/QAnon jibber-jabber in a state that voted for Donald Trump for president not once, but twice?

Feeling like you don’t belong in a state with a legislature run by right-wing Republicans that constantly churn out far-out, extremist legislation on everything from abortion to gun rights to butting into classrooms to go after the straw man of “critical race theory?”

Well, I have some good news for you.

You’re not the problem. They are. CONTINUE READING



Game On! The 2022 general election has begun. Early voting started last Wednesday, October 12. The voting will conclude at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8. My heading is, of course, misleading. The election is NOT a game. The choices made in this election will impact each of us for years to come.

We all know Republicans have controlled our Ohio government for decades. During that time, Ohio has gone from leading or being near the top among states in most positive categories to the bottom quarter or lower. 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, November 3, 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, November 3rd 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.

WCD/Quin-T Highway Clean Up

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Meet at Rivertown IGA
1041 Old US-52
New Richmond, OH 45157

Get your civic duty on by joining us for a highway clean up event on beautiful highway 52 in New Richmond. We will provide grabbers, plastic bags, and safety vests. Please bring work gloves if you have some and wear long pants and sturdy walking shoes. It takes about an hour to an hour and a half (less the more people show up) and afterwards we go to lunch as a group and “trash” Republicans. Trash, get it? The training consists of a seven-minute YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwTaEDNNFLA and a release form, which I will have at the clean-up. We meet at the IGA parking lot at 10:00 AM and get started shortly after. If you have any questions drop them in the comments and we will respond ASAP and don’t forget to bang the going button so we can supply everyone accordingly. RSVP HERE

West Clermont Democrats Monthly Meeting

Monday, November 14, 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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174 E. Main Street P.O. Box 475
Batavia, OH, 45103
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