Our Platinum Members are the bedrock of our success. They give us the financial strength to maintain a presence in a very red county and for that we are grateful.
Platinum Members are prepaid for most of our Party events in 2020, our Annual Dinner, the reception prior to our Annual Dinner, our St. Patty's Event, our Steak Roast, and all our "Hot Topic" events. Platinum members are also automatically members of the Democratic Club and can rent the headquarters for private events at a nominal fee.
Platinum members make an investment that has implications far beyond Geauga County. Our Party plays a vital role in supporting candidates and officeholders at all levels and with your help we'll be able to aggressively continue our activities.
You can pay for your 2020 Platinum Membership with one payment of $500. Click here for that option.
Or you can pay for your Platinum Membership monthly at $41.66. Click here for that option.
A Platinum membership for two individuals is available for a one time payment of $850 per year. Click here for that option.
Or, you can pay for your two member Platinum membership at $70.83 per month. Click for that option.
As a Platinum Member, you'll get recognition at all our events; on the membership board at the headquarters and on our website. The Platinum Membership is the main way we fund our Party and pay for our headquarters. We are one of the very few small population counties to maintain a permanent headquarters where members can meet and socialize.
You can be proud of your Party’s accomplishments…we maintain an interactive website, our own voter database and a permanent headquarters in the heart of Geauga County for the last fifteen years. The Obama, Clinton and Strickland campaigns used our headquarters to hit the ground early in all of their campaigns.
The combination of funding from our Platinum, Sustaining and Club members and the thousands of hours invested by our volunteers give us the staying power to elect candidates and support candidates that share our values.
A Platinum membership pre-pays you for most of our 2020 events including dinners and receptions. In past years, we've hosted Senator Sherrod Brown, Congressman Tim Ryan, Governor Ted Strickland, First Lady Frances Strickland, Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O'Neill, Representative John Patterson, Senator Capri Cafaro, Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, Lt. Governor Lee Fisher, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, Attorney General Richard Cordray, Hamilton County Commissioner and now State Party Chair David Pepper, Representative Mark Schneider, Judge Mary Jane Trapp, Geauga Sheriff Dan McClellan and State Senator Joe Schavoni.
We've had many victories over the years. 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 that 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 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011 and 2009 elections we assisted Democrats in school board, council, and township races. We now have 24 Democrats that serve voters in Geauga County.
In 2014, 2016, and 2018 we helped Dr. Patterson retain his seat in the Ohio Legislature.
In 2017, Judge Terri Stupica was re-elected with no opposition and five new Democrats were elected to local offices.
In 2018 we helped to elect Melony Stewart and Michael Donnelly to the Ohio Supreme Court and returned Mary Jane Trapp to the 11th District Court of Appeals.
All that didn't happen by accident.