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                 2023 was a great year for Geauga Democrats!

In November of 2013, we had 40,000 "YES on ISSUE 1" signs printed and distributed to 37 Ohio counties.  We also produced 125,000 voter message postcards last year and distributed them all over Ohio. Our members

hand-wrote and mailed 8,000 of those cards to voters. 


Just three months prior to the November election, we launched an

aggressive campaign against the "August 8th Issue 1" power grab by the

Ohio Legislature and it produced remarkable results. Geauga had the highest percentage of voter participation of all 88 Ohio Counties! Geauga also had the largest swing from the Biden percentage to the Vote NO percentage in the entire State! Our campaign engaged voters in Geauga as well as other Ohio counties.


We authored and handwrote 11,000 postcards urging voters to vote NO on the August 8th Issue 1.  That issue would have vastly increased the number of signatures needed to place an amendment on the ballot and increased the percentage of voters needed to approve a change to the Ohio Constitution.   


Earlier in 2023, we hosted Sherrod Brown at our Annual Dinner and Reception. We raised $35.000 for his campaign and $10,000 for our Party Treasurer. Two hundred

and fifty Democrats attended our events on that day.


In 2022, our members distributed tens of thousands of Ryan and Whaley signs across fifty-eight Ohio Counties. Every "Whaley for Governor" sign in the entire state of Ohio was initially paid for and distributed by members of our Party. 


Our Party has actively campaigned for hundreds of candidates and we've hosted many officeholders such as US Senator Sherrod Brown, Judge Mary Jane Trapp, Ohio Supreme Court Justices Jennifer Brunner and Michael Donnelly, County Counsel Vice President Cheryl Stephens, Judge Terri Jamison, and Marilyn Zayas as well as former officeholders such as Tim Ryan, Nan Whaley, Bill O'Neill, John Patterson, Ted Strickland, Frances Strickland, Capri Cafaro, Lee Fisher, Armon Budish, Richard Cordray, Marc Dann, Melody Stewart, Todd Portune, Mark Schneider, Dan McClellan, Joe Schavoni and Jeff Crossman. 


And we've had many victories. In 2007, we helped to elect Governor Ted Strickland with a 57% victory in Geauga County. In 2008, we played a pivotal role in getting Judge Cannon appointed to the 11th District Court of Appeals.

In 2010, we helped elect Tom Wright to the Court of Appeals and in 2016 we

helped re-elect him to the same position. In 2011, we helped to elect Terri Stupica,

the first female Judge ever to serve in a Geauga County courtroom. 


In 2012, we helped Judge Bill O'Neill win a seat on the Ohio Supreme Court and we assisted Senator Capri Cafaro win her re-election bid after being redistricted.

We helped Judge Rice and Judge Cannon win re-election in 2014. In the 2023, 2021, 2019, 2017, 2015, 2013, and 2011 elections, we assisted Democrats in school board, council, and township races. We now have 24 local Democratic officeholders. 

In 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2020 we helped Dr. Patterson win and then retain his seat in the Ohio Legislature. During his eight years, Dr. Patterson authored and lead the fight to completely revamp school funding in Ohio.    


In 2017, Judge Terri Stupica was re-elected along with five new Democratic candidates to local offices. We will be helping Judge Terri Stupica win

re-election in 2024

In 2018 we helped to elect Melody Stewart and Michael Donnelly to the Ohio Supreme Court and helped to return Mary Jane Trapp to the 11th District Court of Appeals. Judge Trapp will be running for the Geauga Court of Common Pleas

in 2024 and she will need our support.


In 2020, we worked hard and did our part to help the Biden/Harris team run up a 7,000,000 national vote plurality to win a decisive victory. In the same year, we worked to elect Jennifer Brunner to the Ohio Supreme Court giving Democrats three out of

the seven seats on that Court.  We also helped to return Judge Cindy Rice to the

11th District Court of Appeals.  

In 2022, we welcomed three statewide candidates to our Annual Steak Roast and hosted all three Supreme Court candidates at our Annual Dinner. 

All this activity takes planning, energy, cooperation, patience, and dedication

by scores of committed members. Some of our members choose to go

Platinum. Some join as Sustaining members. Some join the Club. 

Everyone contributes in their own way. Some of our members do it all. They volunteer their time and treasure.  Why not join us as a Member?

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