• Happy Blue Year
  • POTUS and Democrat Accomplishments
  • A Gift For You
  • What’s New From Clermont to Columbus and Beyond
  • 2023 Recruiting Starts Now
  • Join The Donkey Club
  • Clermont County Democratic Party Committee Meetings
  • Next Issue Publication Dates

Happy Blue Year!

As we say goodbye to 2022 let’s reflect on the victories of President Biden and the Democrats in Congress.

A Gift For You

And here is a gift to you from the Clermont County Democratic Party. A satirical review of the year by Dave Barry as it appears in the Washington Post. No pay wall. Enjoy!

Dave Barry’s 2022 Year in Review

The best thing we can say about 2022 is: It could have been worse. CONTINUE READING


What’s New From Clermont To Columbus And Beyond

Click on the headline to access the full article

In this issue instead of picking the articles for you to read we are going to provide some links to media sources for those political junkies who just can’t let the politics go for the holidays. Enjoy!

Ohio Capital Journal

Ohio State Government News

The Ohio Channel

City Beat




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



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, January 26, 2023 at 7:00 pm

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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This is your newsletter. We welcome you to submit news items, events, book reviews or anything else you feel is important to advance our Democratic values in Clermont County. If you have critiques about content or format please feel free to voice your opinion.

Next issue will be published Tuesday, January 10, 2023. Deadline for submissions for the next issue is Friday, January 6, 2023. Send your submission with “CCDP Newsletter” in the subject line to our newsletter editor Cheryl Richards at: cheryl1richards@gmail.com

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Clermont County Democratic Party
174 E. Main Street P.O. Box 475
Batavia, OH, 45103
Paid for by the Clermont County Democratic Party, Christopher Barnett, Treasurer