• Your 2022 Democratic Candidates On The November Ballot
  • Two Important Trifectas In The November General Election
  • Plan Your Vote
  • Candidate Events
  • What’s New From Clermont to Columbus and Beyond
  • Word From The Chair – Raymond Lembke
  • Join The Donkey Club
  • Reading Room
  • Clermont County Democratic Organization Meetings
  • Clermont County Democratic Organization Directory
  • Next Issue Publication Dates

Below are the Democratic candidates that will be on the ballot for the general election in Clermont County. For a comprehensive list of ALL the Democratic candidates running in Ohio visit the Ohio Democratic party’s candidate page here. We highly recommend you visit this page. It is heartwarming to see the number of Democratic candidates running this year! Please be sure to look at the Candidate Events section below for fundraisers, house parties, canvassing opportunities and meet and greets for local and statewide candidates. Pick a candidate to support and donate to their campaign and volunteer. Let’s make this the year of the blue wave!

In Their Own Words

Your 2022 Ohio Democratic Ticket For The November Election

Tim Ryan for U.S. Senatetimforoh
Samantha Meadows for U.S. Congress District 2samanthameadowsforcongress
Nan Whaley for OH Governornanwhaley
Chelsea Clark for OH Secretary of Statechelseaforohio
Taylor Sappington for OH Auditorsappingtonforohio
Jeffrey Crossman for OH Attorney Generalcrossmanforohio
Scott Schertzer for OH Treasurerscottschertzerforohio
Jennifer Brunner for Chief Justice OH Supreme Courtjusticebrunner
Marilyn Zayas for Assoc. Justice OH Supreme Courtjudgemarilynzayas
Terri Jamison for Assoc. Justice OH Supreme Courtvotejudgejamison
Brian Flick for OH House District 62votebrianflick
Richard J. Perry for OH House District 63

Pick a candidate and donate and/or volunteer for their campaign. We need all hands on deck.

Two Important Trifectas In The General Election

The November 8 general election may be the most important election in our lives if we do not want to see our democracy die. Of course we want you to vote D all down the ticket, but we have two super important trifectas we really need to promote.

TRIFECTA ONE: We have three Ohio Supreme Court candidates. Justice Jennifer Brunner is running for Chief Justice and we need to add Marilyn Zayas and Terri Jamison to the Ohio Supreme Court as well. Remember their names and be sure to urge your Democratic friends to vote for them in November.

TRIFECTA TWO: After experiencing the recent redistricting nightmare brought to us by the Republicans on the Ohio Redistricting Committee it is imperative that we replace three key statewide offices with Democrats. These are the positions who will serve on the next Redistricting Committee: elect Nan Whaley as Governor of Ohio, Chelsea Clarke as Secretary of State, and Taylor Sappington as State Auditor.

Of course we want you to vote D all down the ticket but these two trifectas are extremely important to reclaim democracy in Ohio. Spread the word.

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

There are three ways to vote in Ohio:

  1. Vote by mail
  2. Vote early in person beginning October 12
  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.

REMEMBER: ACT QUICKLY! REQUEST YOUR BALLOT NOW TO ENSURE AMPLE TIME TO RETURN IT. In the next issue we’ll go over the instructions on how to fill out and return your ballot.

Candidate Events

Brian needs volunteers for canvassing. Dates and locations below. You can sign up as a volunteer for Brian’s campaign here. You can donate to Brian’s campaign here.

Staging From Brian Flicks House (4679 Buckskin Trail 45145)

8/23 5:30-7:30
8/25 5:30-7:30
Staging from Jane Gonzales’ House (212 Bold Forbes Rd. 45140)

8/27 10:00am-12pm

An evening with Nan Whaley and Friends, candidate for governor of Ohio with candidates for state office.
Wednesday, August 24th
6:30PM – 8:30PM
Loveland, Ohio

RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/e_082422loveland
*venue location provided upon RSVP
Hosted by Shanda Gentry & Cindy Daumeyer
6:30 -7:00 arrival & mingle
7:00 – 7:30 introductions & candidates
7:30 Nan Whaley

Reception in support of Ohio Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Brunner Candidate for Chief Justice
Tuesday, August 30, 2022

The home of Barbara & John Fillion
Address Provided Upon RSVP
Host Committee Levels $4,100 • $2,500 • $1,000 • $500
Sponsor – $250 • Supporter – $100 • Individual – $50
Please make checks payable to:
Jennifer Brunner Committee
c/o Gretchen Green, Treasurer
5001 Horizons Drive, Suite 209
Columbus, Ohio 43220
Or donate online at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jb083022
RSVP to Karen Connavino at karen@justicebrunner.com or (216) 534-3343

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
6:00 PM

OPCMIA 132 Cincinnati Facility
10490 N. State Street
Harrison, Ohio 45030
Refreshments will be provided.
Note: Tim Ryan yard signs are now available at Clermont County Democratic Party Headquarters. Contact us at clermontdems@gmail.com to make arrangements for pick up.Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Day Celebration Moves To Great American Ballpark

After decades of celebrating Labor Day on Labor Day, at Coney Island, The Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council’s traditional Labor Day gathering is moving to The Great American Ballpark and the Reds v. Rockies game, Sunday, September 4, 1:00 PM. AFL-CIO President, Liz Shuler and US Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh will be on hand to co-captain the game and throw out the first pitch. Elected Labor leaders from the city, county, state, and around the country will be on hand to celebrate with us. Labor will own the pregame ceremonies and be celebrated during this nationally televised game.

“We are excited to begin this new Labor Day tradition with all our Sisters, Brothers, and Friends of Labor! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Labor Day than spending it together watching the Great American Pastime,” said Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Brian Griffin.

Buy your tickets here.

What’s New From Clermont To Columbus And Beyond

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Commentary: Ohio GOP Leaders Simply Don’t Care What You Think

After months and months of this redistricting fiasco, one thing is clear — the Republican leadership in the Ohio Statehouse treats Ohio voters like dirt, like mud to scrape off the bottom of their shoes. The only thing that matters to them is what they want. Continue Reading

Democrats Criticize DeWine Administration’s Ethics, Demand Fixes

Democrats are hammering the administration of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine for a rash of stories over the last few months they say raise serious ethical questions that highlight the need for changes to Ohio law. Continue Reading


President Barack Obama, as part of his eulogy of former Senate majority leader Harry Reid said, “in a battle between perfection and progress, Harry always chose progress.”

Democratic Congressman Jared Golden, from Maine’s rural, pro-trump Second District, said in recent published interview, “people are not voting against their own self-interest. They know what’s important to them.” Congressman Golden went on to say that Democrats have “developed too much of an attitude that anyone who disagrees with us is just not smart.” 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


Our Time Is Now by Stacey Abrams

A recognized expert on fair voting and civic engagement, Abrams chronicles a chilling account of how the right to vote and the principle of democracy have been and continue to be under attack. Abrams would have been the first African American woman governor, but experienced these effects firsthand, despite running the most innovative race in modern politics as the Democratic nominee in Georgia. Abrams didn’t win, but she has not conceded. The book compellingly argues for the importance of robust voter protections, an elevation of identity politics, engagement in the census, and a return to moral international leadership. Learn More


Monday, August 29, 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, September 1, 2022

Come meet your fellow Democrats in Clermont County. The Quin-T Democrat Club will be meeting Thursday, September 1st 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.

Monday, September 12, 2022

West Clermont Democrats will meet Monday, September 12, 2022 starting at 7pm. There will be a social time from 7 – 7:30pm. The official meeting will begin at 7:30pm. The agenda will include state house updates from Columbus. Location Day Heights Fireman’s Memorial Building 1313 OH-131, Day Heights, OH 45150


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, August 25, 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.


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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