• Today Is The Final Day
  • What’s New From Clermont to Columbus and Beyond
  • Word From The Chair – Raymond Lembke
  • Join The Donkey Club Today
  • Clermont County Democratic Club Meetings
  • Clermont County Democratic Party Committee Meetings
  • Next Issue Publication Dates


If you have not voted yet please do so today! Vote no on Issue 1 so we, the people of Ohio, have a voice in our government. Please vote!

What’s New From Clermont To Columbus And Beyond

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The Ohio Constitution declares all power inherent in the people. Issue 1 seeks to rob that from us

The Ohio Constitution Bill of Rights declares all power is inherent in the people. Now it’s time for Ohio voters to show all of America how seriously we take that, or if we’ve abandoned our own birthright — this timeless, defining principle of democracy. With Issue 1 on August 8, Ohio lobbyists and politicians demand total unchecked power. CONTINUE READING

High-stakes Ohio ballot measure sets the stage for another hostile Senate race

The first battle of Ohio’s Senate race — already awash in hostilities among the three Republicans angling to unseat Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown in 2024 — arrives [today] with a special election on a hot-button ballot measure. CONTINUE READING

Doctors Emerge as Political Force in Battle Over Abortion Laws in Ohio and Elsewhere

In her eight years as a pediatrician, Dr. Lauren Beene had always stayed out of politics. What happened at the Statehouse had little to do with the children she treated in her Cleveland practice. But after the Supreme Court struck down abortion protections, that all changed. CONTINUE READING

Former Ohio congressman Tim Ryan jumps back into national fray, launches new group

Former congressman Tim Ryan is returning to politics — just not as a candidate — at least for the moment. CONTINUE READING


Today, August 8, 2023, is a very important day in the history of Ohio. Today Ohio voters, most likely a minority of the State’s registered voters, will decide whether they want to retain some direct control over how our state is governed or whether they want to surrender complete control of Ohio government to people like Larry Householder. A No vote on Issue 1 today means that you want to keep the right Ohioans have had since 1912 to change state law and state government without first getting permission from the politicians. A yes vote today means that you want to cede all power in our state to the ever more corrupt politicians in Columbus. Issue 1 is not about abortion, guns, parental rights, or small business. Issue 1 is about whether Ohioans keep any degree of control over how Ohio is governed. The choice is simple but very important. If you have not voted, the polls are open until 7:30 tonight. CONTINUE READING

Join The Donkey Club Today

We need your support. The Clermont County Democratic Party relies solely on donations from our friends to operate. Our Donkey Club is our major source of funding and we hope you will become a member today. 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 or Amanda Fox, Central Committee Secretary at: alvfox33@gmail.com for more information.

Clermont County Democratic Party Executive Committee

Next Executive Committee meeting will be Thursday, August 24, 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

Communications Committee – Chair – Michelle DeTemple
The Communications Committee meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm via Zoom.


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
Katherine Lent – Executive Committee Secretary



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Next issue will be published Tuesday, August 22, 2023. Deadline for submissions for the next issue is Friday, August 18, 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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174 E. Main Street P.O. Box 475
Batavia, OH, 45103
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