What’s Inside:

  • Clermont County Democrats hold reorganizational meeting
  • Patty Lawrence – new party chair discusses vision
  • Open house at new headquarters and other important dates
  • Candidates – how to connect and support
  • From Clermont to Columbus and beyond

Party swears in Precinct Captains, elects Executive Committee

The Clermont County Democratic Party (CCDP) reorganizes and elects party officers after the primary election in every even-numbered year. The CCDP’s Central Committee members elected in the March 19 primary met last Wednesday, April 17, and elected members and officers to the Executive Committee. Central Committee members (precinct captains) were also sworn in by newly appointed Hamilton County Auditor Jessica Miranda, formerly Ohio House Minority Whip.

Congratulations to our Precinct Captains, and congratulations to our Executive Board officers for the next two years: Patty Lawrence, Chair; Ben Brady, Vice Chair; Carol Ryan, Secretary; and Rich Jordan, Treasurer.

Patty Lawrence discusses vision for Clermont Dems

I am honored to lead the Clermont County Democratic Party for the next two years. Our democratic community may be fledgling, but we have the power to shape Clermont politics for years to come.

CCDP has a big agenda, including:

  • Improve our website, newsletter, and social media,
  • Create a welcoming environment for volunteers,
  • Increase our funding. We cannot effectively fulfill our mission with funds.

Committees are putting much time and energy into these efforts so watch for changes over the coming weeks.

I am asking that everyone reading this newsletter contribute time and money. The new group of elected officers and Central Committee members is energetic, thoughtful and committed but we cannot fulfill our mission without community support. Watch for volunteer opportunities from both CCDP and our candidates. Not only will you voice your values; you will meet many great people along the way.

Two easy places get started are:
  • Follow our candidates and then comment and share their posts.  We will build our network via social media if we all participate. And while likes are nice comments and shares amplify our voice.
  • If you are able, please make a recurring monthly contribution to CCDP.  We must have a reliable income in order to meet our monthly expenses and prioritize what we can accomplish this year.

Be the change you wish to see and see you on May 15!

CCDP to hold open house May 15 for new headquarters

One immediate change has already taken place. A week ago, CCDP headquarters moved to 778 Old State Rte 74, Cincinnati, OH 45245, and already three events are scheduled.

  • May 1:  Democracy in Action will host a panel discussion with the Clermont Candidates. Friends gather at 6:30 and the meeting begins at 7:00.  Meet them and learn how you can get involved with their campaigns. Email your questions for the candidates to info@democracyinactionohio.com.
  • May 15: CCDP Open House at 6:30 — 8 p.m. Discover how to make an impact within CCDP and the community. And of course, meet the candidates.
  • May 23 CCDP Party meeting at 7:00. Join us as we focus on accomplishing our goals.

The Batavia office will be shutting down by the end of May as we transition to our new spot.  The new office is easily accessible from I-275, Rt 32 and Teatown Road.

More important dates:

  • May 30: Frontier Days Parade in Milford, walkers line up at 5 p.m.
  • June 14: Democracy in Action event with U.S. House Rep. Greg Landsman in Loveland at 5:30 p.m.
  • June 15: Veterans’ Resource Event at Loveland Primary School, 2 — 4 p.m.
  • July 4: Loveland’s Parade at 6 p.m.

More candidates than ever for county and statewide offices

The candidates, from left to right: Jen Mazzuckelli, Brad Combs, Samantha Meadows, Liz Jones, Katie Vockell, Diane Fisher, and Tracey McCullough.

Want to know more about our candidates? Want to volunteer or host a house party? Find them digitally in these places, and come to our open house on May 15 to meet them in person. Your active comments and support of them on social media and websites will help to expand their reach.

Brad Combs – County Commissioner



Elizabeth Jones – County Clerk of Courts


Want other ways to get involved?

Candidate nights – Gather at Barbara Fillion’s home from 6-8 p.m. on the days below to provide “back office” help like creating buttons, writing postcards and other planning tasks. Click here to RSVP and for the address.

May 14, June 26, July 15, August 28, September 12, October 14.

Petition circulating – Completed petitions are due June 1! We can do this!! To sign, get a petition or get a walking list, reach out:

Loveland – Patty Lawrence
Loveland – Jane Gonzales
Milford – Jocelyn Watson
Union Township – Terry Conway

Click here for a summary and full text of the Citizens Not Politicians Amendment.

From Clermont to Columbus and Beyond

Click on the headlines below to read the full articles.

What Ohio’s ‘Citizens Not Politicians’ redistricting amendment would do

The Brennan Center for Justice in New York has picked up on the huge effort in Ohio to fix our gerrymandered legislative districts. They provide a succinct primer on the project and its importance.

Ohio Gov. DeWine said he didn’t know of millions in FirstEnergy support. Is it plausible?

Biden gains on Trump in series of polls

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 feedback about content or format please feel free to voice your opinion. Send your submissions for the next newsletter with “CCDP Newsletter” in the subject line to our newsletter editor Jennifer Ginder.

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Clermont County Democratic Party
778 Old State Rte 74, Cincinnati, OH 45245

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