• Word From The Chair – Raymond Lembke
  • Go Bold NOW To Kill Gerrymandering
  • What’s New From Clermont to Columbus and Beyond
  • So You Want To Run For Office?
  • Join The Donkey Club
  • Clermont County Democratic Organization Meetings & Events
  • Clermont County Democratic Party Committee Meetings
  • Next Issue Publication Dates


Voting in the 2022 general election is done. Not all the votes are counted, but enough are that we know, with a few exceptions, what happened. Nationally, Democrats did much better than the media predicted and better than the Party holding the White House usually does in the mid-term election. CONTINUE READING

Go Bold NOW to Kill Gerrymandering – David Pepper

Done celebrating yet?  Good.

Because this is no time for complacency.

In fact, it’s time to go on OFFENSE for democracy.

Sometimes there are moments where the payoff for being bold can last for years.

Now happens to be one of those times—to be BOLD to protect democracy.

So go BOLD!



What’s New From Clermont To Columbus And Beyond

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Democrats celebrate election results as rejection of GOP extremism

Democrats on Sunday were celebrating retaining their majority in the Senate after Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.)was projected to win reelection, even as control of the House remained undetermined. Her victory secured the 50th Senate seat for Democrats and quashed Republicans’ hopes of taking control of both chambers of Congress, as many had predicted in the weeks leading up to Election Day. CONTINUE READING

In new post-Roe era of “states rights,” voters told Ohio Republicans they can get their freak on

With the new emphasis the U.S. Supreme Court put on the importance of state government in this post-Roe v. Wade era, many Americans decided Tuesday to put some checks in place. They also roasted some conspiracy nuts over the camp fire. CONTINUE READING

Householder attorneys object to allowing First Energy deferred prosecution agreement at trial

In what the federal prosecutors have called the biggest bribery scandal in state history, Householder and four others were arrested in the summer of 2020. Facing racketeering, money laundering, and other charges, Householder has been accused of accepting more than $60 million from FirstEnergy in donations to nonprofits he secretly controlled to ensure the passage of House Bill 6. CONTINUE READING

So You Want to Run for Office?

virtual live training
Dec 2, 2022
1:00pm – 2:00pm (ET)

Join the National Democratic Training Committee on Friday, December 2nd from 1pm-2pm ET for a free virtual live training on “So You Want to Run For Office?”. If you’re part of your local Democratic party’s leadership, campaign staff, or candidate, this training is just for you! We’re here to help.

You will learn the following in the training:

  • Understand the steps necessary to run for office
  • Explain best practices for choosing which office to run for
  • Identify what support you’ll need from your team
  • Prepare for sharing your decision to run with friends and family”


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


Quin-T Democrat Club Monthly Meeting

Thursday, December 1, 2022

The meeting will start at 6:30pm at the CCDP headquarters at 174 E. Main St., Batavia, Ohio. There will be a short formal meeting to elect officers and collect dues for 2023. Our dues is $12 per year. All are welcome. We will segue into a festive Christmas party with adult refreshments and appetizers. Feel free to bring your beverage of choice and a dish to share. Anyone interested in stepping in as an officer please DM us on our Facebook page or email us at quintdems@gmail.com so we can put you on the agenda.

West Clermont Democrats Monthly Meeting

Monday, December 12, 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. Election of officers and Christmas gathering.


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, December 8, 2022 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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From all of us in the Clermont County Democratic Party we wish everyone a safe, happy and bountiful holiday!

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, November 29, 2022. Deadline for submissions for the next issue is Friday, November 25, 2022. 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
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