- Early Voting Information
- Meet Our Democratic Candidates
- Call to Action
- What’s New from Clermont to Columbus
- Word from the Chair
- Reading Room
- COVID19 in Ohio
- Join the Donkey Club
- Clermont County Democratic Club Directory
EARLY VOTING HAS STARTED!
Below are the dates you can vote in person at the Clermont County Board of Elections.
2021 General Election Office Hours for In-Person Early Voting
at the Board of Elections Office
76 S. Riverside Dr, Batavia, OH 45103
Monday, October 18 – Friday, October 22 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, October 25 – Friday, October 29 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 30 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 31 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, November 1 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
DO YOUR RESEARCH
There are fourteen days until Election Day November 2, 2021. Since this is the year of non-partisan races you need to do your homework and research the candidates on your ballot. To start your research download your sample ballot here.
FIND YOUR POLLING LOCATION
If you prefer to vote in person on November 2nd then be sure to check your polling location. Polling locations can change from year to year for various different reasons so check your polling location here.
MEET OUR DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES
Most offices on the ballot this year will not indicate the candidate’s party. These are supposed to be non-partisan races. Below are three candidates who have stepped forward to proudly run as Democrats. You will not see a D next to their name on the ballot but rest assured they are good Democrats and need your vote!
CHAD QUICK FOR UNION TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE Chad Quick manages the pastoral care department at Bethesda North Hospital and has been a hospice chaplain for more than fifteen years. He is a United States Marine Corps veteran with degrees in both Philosophy and Divinity. He lives in Union Township with his wife of 29 years and enjoys visiting with his grown children. Service is a way of life for Chad and he looks forward to bringing leadership and service to Union Township as a trustee. For more information or to make a donation visit his website here.
JARA BONNER FOR MILFORD SCHOOL BOARD Jara Bonner is in her 23rd year with Cincinnati Public Schools as an administrator in the Human Resources Department. She moved back to Milford/Miami Township in 2017. Since then she has served in various volunteer capacities within the community. She has one adult son and a beagle who she loves very much! In her spare time she enjoys traveling, meeting new people, attending concerts and reading. For more information or to make a donation visit her website here.
EMILY MASON FOR MILFORD SCHOOL BOARD Emily Mason is a working mom, advocate and graphic designer, with two children in Milford Public Schools. She believes that good education is essential for improving communities and that every child has the right to attend quality schools. She is uniquely equipped to be a valuable member of the Milford School Board. She serves on the PTA Board, started and coached a school running program, manages the school’s yearbook, and is a scout leader. She believes that it is important to fight for what’s right, even if it is difficult. She is an advocate for those whose voices are unheard. For more information or to make a donation visit her website here.
CALL TO ACTION
CLERMONT COUNTY POLL WORKERS NEEDED!
If you are interested in serving as a poll worker please contact
or Crystal: 513-732-7489
VACCINES SAVE LIVES YARD SIGNS AVAILABLE
We all know vaccines save lives. Local attorney Carl Zugelter and about 40 members of the Clermont County Bar Association firmly believe that “Vaccines save lives” too so they collaborated together and had yard signs made with this very important message. There is no charge for the signs. We only ask that you display them in a prominent place for a reasonable period of time. You can request a sign online here. OR you can pick up a sign outside of these two locations: 1285 West Ohio Pike Amelia, Ohio 45102 or 110 Main Street, Milford, Ohio 45150. OR call Carl Zugelter at 513-312-5358 OR you may contact us at email@example.com and we’ll get them to you.
The Ohio Redistricting Commission has until October 31 to finish drawing a congressional map. So far they have had no public hearings and there is no evidence of any progress or work. This is unacceptable!
If you cannot join this protest there are many ways you can join the fight to end gerrymandering in Ohio. Visit https://www.fairdistrictsohio.org/what-you-can-do to join the fight for Fair Districts!
BECOME A PAID DEMOCRATIC STAFFER
NDTC Staff Academy is an intensive, 10-week program designed to recruit, train, and connect new staff to paid Democratic career opportunities. What this means for you: no prior paid campaign experience required! Cohort members get top-notch training from campaign experts and Democratic leaders, and by the end they have a network of support to launch them into campaigns across the country. Best of all, Staff Academy is free for anyone accepted. Final day to apply is October 31st. MORE INFORMATION
WHAT’S NEW FROM CLERMONT TO COLUMBUS
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A company that was passed over for a piece of the biggest set of contracts ever let by the state of Ohio hinted in court Wednesday that Ohio Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran might have acted improperly. READ MORE
With the dust settled (on vaccine mandates), where the Ohio House goes for the next few months is anything but clear. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Cupp took questions on what’s to come but offered few decisive answers. READ MORE
Columbus, OH — Remember when a bunch of people tried to warn Mike DeWine that Sam Randazzo was too close to Big Energy, but Mike DeWine appointed him to be Ohio’s top energy regulator anyway? Well, this week the Ohio Supreme Court joined the Feds in reminding DeWine why that was a terrible decision after they ruled that Randazzo should not have approved a FirstEnergy affiliate’s ability to help Ohioans shop for utilities, because it was too closely tied to the utility itself. As a note for those of you watching at home, this is AFTER Randazzo took a multi-million dollar bribe from FirstEnergy. READ MORE
WORD FROM THE CHAIR – RAYMOND LEMBKE
Election Day is two weeks away. Early voting has been going on for two weeks. Several people have asked me who are our candidates. Sadly, in many parts of the County including my township and school district, there are none. I’ll talk more about that below. One positive note is that we have a couple of people who are Democrats running effectively unopposed. Both are running in races in which there are the same number of candidates on the ballot as there are positions being elected. Another positive note is that we have four outstanding candidates running in contested races. READ MORE
In the years leading up to the election of Donald Trump, Congressman Adam Schiff had already been sounding the alarm over the resurgence of autocracy around the world, and the threat this posed to the United States. But as he led the probe into Donald Trump’s Russia and Ukraine-related abuses of presidential power, Schiff came to the terrible conclusion that the principal threat to American democracy now came from within. READ MORE
COVID19 IN OHIO
Studies show that after getting vaccinated against COVID-19, protection against the virus may decrease over time and be less able to protect against the Delta variant. Although COVID-19 vaccination for adults aged 65 years and older remains effective in preventing severe disease, recent data suggest vaccination is less effective at preventing infection or milder illness with symptoms.READ MORE
Where to get booster shots in Clermont County https://ccphohio.org/covid-19-vaccine-info/
On Oct. 4, the state of Ohio begins accepting applications for the new Vax-2-School scholarship lottery at ohiovax2school.com or by phone at 1-833-427-5634. “Since Aug. 15, there have been more than 42,000 confirmed or probable cases of COVID among school-age kids in Ohio ages 5-17,” Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said last month when he announced the program. “The 27 days with the highest number of cases per day throughout our entire pandemic for children ages 5-17 have been since school began.” READ MORE
For information for COVID19 testing in Ohio go here.For more information about the numbers in Ohio, what precautions you need to take and where you can find resources for testing, mental health assistance and employment visit the Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Portal
JOIN THE DONKEY CLUB
Your Clermont County Democratic Party believes the economy should work for everyone, diversity is a strength, health care is a right, facts and truth matter, fair and effective government is fundamental, and justice is for ALL. We strive to cultivate and elect public servants who reflect these beliefs. There are two ways you can impact Clermont County Democratic Party with donations: (1) Monthly contributions help us manage our yearly expenses. (2) Annual donations in any amount are welcome. Whether it’s a one-time contribution or a recurring monthly contribution we appreciate your support. Join online by clicking the Donation button below or join by mailing a check made out to CCDP PO Box 475, Batavia, Ohio 45103
CLERMONT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB UPDATES
Reminder: per the Ohio Democratic Party’s directive in-person meetings are suspended due to increases in COVID cases overwhelming our hospital systems. Please contact the leaders of our Democratic clubs to find out their meeting arrangements.
CLERMONT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB DIRECTORY
Below is a listing of Democratic groups in Clermont County. Right now a lot of upcoming meetings are cancelled due to the concerns about COVID19. Remember this is temporary. We will get through this! Click on the name of each club and it will take you to their website or Facebook page with updated information about meetings. Some groups are conducting virtual meetings while others are looking to outside locations.
|Quin-T Democrat Club||Democracy In Action|
|West Clermont Democrats||Clermont County Young Democrats|
|The Goshen Democratic Club||Drinking Liberally|
Clermont County Democratic Party Central Committee
Please contact Patty Lawrence, Central Committee Chair at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Clermont County Democratic Party Executive Committee
Next CCDP Executive meeting will be Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 6:00pm via Zoom
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174 E. Main Street P.O. Box 475
Batavia, OH, 45103
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