Past Club and Candidate Events


(Please check menu for prior years' events.  I list only current month on the Candidate/Community Events page.)


Wed., Jan. 10, Central Committee meeting, 7 pm, Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Tue., Jan. 16, Ed Albertson fund raiser, 4:30 - 7:30 pm, 172 Hudson Ave., Newark.  Jeff and Vicky Christiansen are hosting a fund raising reception for Ed Albertson, Candidate for U. S. House of Representatives, 12th Congressional District.  Donations of any amount are welcome.  RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Tue., Jan. 16, WDC meeting, 7 pm, Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.  CANCELLED due to bad weather and driving conditions.

Wed., Jan. 17, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:30 pm, Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Tue., Jan. 23, WDC meeting, 7 pm, Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.  This will replace the Jan. 16 meeting, which was cancelled due to bad weather and driving conditions.  Upcoming St. Patrick's Day fund raiser will be on the agenda, among other things.

Wake for Howard "Butch" Zwelling, 81, 2-8 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, 1271 Blue Ave., Zanesville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday at the funeral home.  Butch was a long-time Democrat, and a former judge and Mayor of Zanesville.  He contributed so much to our community, and will be sorely missed.  Photos from the retirement party we gave him in 2011:

  

  
(Photos, Gretchen Fathauer)

Wed., Jan. 24, John Russell Town Hall meeting, 7 - 10 pm, Newton Township Fire Hall, 5490 Maysville Pike, Zanesville.  John is running for the US House of Representatives in the Ohio 12th District.  More info on his Facebook page:  /JohnRussellForOhio

Thu., Jan. 25, Ed Albertson meet and greet, 6 – 8 pm, at Harbor Hills Country Club, 225 Freeman Memorial Dr., Hebron.
Ed is running for the US House of Representatives in the Ohio 12th District.
Hosted by Marc Guthrie, Sheila Acord, Barb McFall, Jo Patterson, Connie Pond and Tim Weisert.
Hors d’oeuvres, soda, beer and wine to be provided.
For more info or to RSVP, please contact:
Barb McFall (740-928-1797)
Connie Pond (740-928-2991)
Tim Weisert (740-334-8593)

Contributions to Albertson for Congress may be brought to the meeting, or mailed to:
Albertson for Congress
PO Box 636
Granville, OH 43023

Tue., Feb. 20, WDC meeting, 6 pm, Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.  NOTE TIME CHANGE to 6 pm.

Wed., Feb. 21, Muskingum County Democrats, 7:30 pm, Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Guest Speakers:
Doug Wilson, running for 12th District Congress
Shawna Roberts, running for 6th District Congress
Kristine Geis, running for 97th State Representative

Sat., Feb. 24, Nelson T. Gant Foundation is hosting a screening of "Marshall," a movie about the life of Thurgood Marshall, at the Public Library screening room in the lower level, 220 N. 5th St., Zanesville.  $3.50.

Wed., Feb. 28, Ed Albertson Town Hall, Newark.  More info, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sun., Mar. 18, St. Patrick's Day party, 5:30 - 8:00 pm (Please note time change), at VFW Hall, 1318 Putnam, Zanesville.  Baked potato bar, salads, beverages and desserts.  Cash bar.  Silent auction.  Half and half raffle.

$20 each, or $35 for a couple. Reservations requested.  For tickets or to RSVP, send checks payable to MAWDPAC to Melanie Kish, PO Box 133, Gratiot, OH 43740, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Candidates speaking:
Candidate for Governor of Ohio:  Joe Schiavoni
Candidate for Lt. Governor of Ohio:  Stephanie Dodd
Candidates for 6th District, US House of Representatives:  Shawna Roberts, Werner Lange
Candidates for 12th District, US House of Representatives:  Ed Albertson, Danny O'Connor, John Peters, John Russell, Doug Wilson
Candidate for the Ohio House, 78th District:  Amber Daniels
Candidates for the Ohio House, 97th District:  Kristine Geis, Jennifer Riesbeck Mahoney

Need more information?  Call:
Bobbie Durfee, 740-454-2688
Melanie Kish, 740-787-2203

Mon., Mar. 19, Ed Albertson Town Hall Meeting, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, at McIntire Library, Meeting Room B, 220 N. 5th St., Zanesville.  Free and open to the public.  This event will give the public a chance to voice their concerns, ask questions, and hear directly from local candidates.  Attendees will choose topics covered.
Speakers:
Ed Albertson, Candidate for US House of Representatives, 12th District
Kristine Geis and Jennifer Riesbeck Mahoney, Candidates for Ohio House, 97th District

Tue., Mar. 20, WDC meeting, 6 pm, Gant House, 1845 W. Main, Zanesville.  NOTE TIME CHANGE to 6 pm.

Wed., Mar. 21, Muskingum County Democrats, 7:30 pm, Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville. 

Sat., Mar. 31, Kris Geis fundraiser, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, at Weasel Boy Brewing, 126 Muskingum Ave., Zanesville.  Back Porch Swing Band at 7:00.  Talk with Kris and mingle at 8:00.  Kris is running for the Ohio House, 97th District.  $10/person, or $15/couple.  RSVP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mon., Apr. 2, Zack Space for Ohio Auditor of State fundraising reception, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, at Zak's Restaurant, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville.  Please join Blair Magaziner, Dan McGlade, Mayor Jeff Tilton, Councilwoman Sandy Gentry, Michael Bennett, Martha Mitchell and John Pattison.  Contribution levels:  Supporter $50, Sponsor $100, Host $250.  Checks payable to "Zack Space for Ohio" can be brought to the reception, or mailed to 545 E. Town St., Columbus, OH 43215.  More info or to RSVP:  Julia Wynn at 240-688-9674 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wed., Apr. 4, Sherrod Brown Campaign Kick-Off, 6 - 8 pm, at McIntire Library, 220 N. 5th St., Zanesville, in a reserved meeting room.  Sherrod is running for re-election to the US Senate.  For more information, contact Emma at 614-284-3407 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thur., Apr. 5, Guernsey County Democrats JFK-FDR Dinner, 6 pm., at Plumbers & Pipe Fitters Local Union No. 49, 11306 E. Pike, Cambridge.  $10 at the door.  Speakers:  Kristine Geis and Jennifer Riesbeck Mahoney, Candidates for Ohio House, 97th District.

Mon., Apr. 9--DEADLINE TO REGISTER to vote in the May 8 Primary Election

Register to vote at Muskingum County Board of Elections, 627 Market St., Zanesville ~ 740-455-7120

Wed., Apr. 11, Meet & Greet with Senator Joe Schiavoni, Candidate for Ohio Governor, & Stephanie Dodd, Candidate for Ohio Lieutenant Governor, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, at Weasel Boy Brewing Company, 126 Muskingum Ave., Zanesville.

(Stephanie Dodd, left, and Joe Schiavoni, upper right)

Donations:
Young Dem:  $25
Supporter:  $50
Friend:  $100
Sponsor:  $250
Host:  $500
Please RSVP to Monica DeTota at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 614-313-6436.
Please make checks payable to:  Friends of Joe Schiavoni
Please send checks to:  87 Westchester Drive, Austintown, Ohio 44515 

Fri., Apr. 13, Ohio Democratic Party Legacy Dinner, at Hyatt Regency, 350 High St., Columbus. 
Keynote speaker:  Eric H. Holder, Jr.  SOLD OUT, but you can still contribute online at: 
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/legacy-2018#rl1
For more info:  Andrew DeCarlo, 614-477-3611, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tue., Apr. 17, WDC meeting, 6 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.
Ed Albertson, Candidate for US House, 12th District, will attend.

Wed., Apr. 18, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:30 pm, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.
Last meeting before the primary.  Ed Albertson, Candidate for US House, 12th District, will attend and distribute yard signs.  Last meeting before the May 8 primary election!

Tues., Apr. 24, Kris Geis Town Hall, 6-8 pm, at Theo's Restaurant, 632 Wheeling Ave., Cambridge.  Kris is a candidate for Ohio House, 97th District.

EARLY VOTING FOR MAY 8 PRIMARY ELECTION, at Board of Elections office, 627 Market St., Zanesville ~ 740-455-7120
8 am to 5 pm, Wed., Apr. 10 through Fri., Apr. 13
8 am to 5 pm, Mon., Apr. 16 through Fri., Apr. 20
8 am to 5 pm, Mon., Apr. 23 through Fri., Apr. 27
8 am to 7 pm, Mon., Apr. 30 through Fri., May 4
8 am to 4 pm, Sat., May 5
1 pm to 5 pm, Sun., May 6
8 am to 2 pm, Mon., May 7

Please note:  on the primary ballot, the 12th District Congressional race candidates are listed TWICE--once for the special election to finish Pat Tiberi's term because he resigned early, and also for a full term in the November general election.  Please vote for your preferred candidate in both races; this means voting for this candidate twice.

Tue., May 8, 2018--PRIMARY ELECTION,  6:30 am - 7:30 pm
For a sample Democratic primary election ballot, CLICK HERE
To find your polling place, CLICK HERE

Issue 1 on this ballot, if approved, will undo gerrymandering.

Our county is divided in half on the current, gerrymandered congressional district map.  This weakens our county's voice with our Representative in the US House.

UPDATE:  Issue 1 was approved in the May 8 primary election!

Indivisible has made some videos available of Democrats running for the 12th Congressional District, US House of RepresentativesThese interviews give the candidates a chance to talk about their positions on issues.  Click on the candidate's name to view their 20 min. summaries:
Ed Albertson
John Russell
Danny O'Connor
Jackie Patton

Tue., May 15, WDC meeting, 6:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Wed., May 16, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:30 pm, at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  Preceded by Central Committee meeting at 6:45 pm, same location.  Agenda for Central Committee meeting:  endorsing candidates.

Wed., May 23, at noon, Betty Sutton, Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor of Ohio, will hold a press conference at the Muskingum County Court House, about the ECOT scandal.

Press Conference, May 23, 2018, in front of Muskingum County Courthouse - WHIZ-TV covered this event
Amber Daniels, candidate for State Representative, 78th District
Betty Sutton, candidate for Lt. Governor of Ohio
Kristine Geis, candidate for State Representative,  97th District

ECOT is the now-shuttered “Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow” online charter school.  Charter schools take state funding from public school districts, and are paid on the basis of the number of students they have enrolled.  ECOT has inflated the number of students it had to get more state money, and contributed to Republican politicians’ campaign funds.  They used taxpayer money to run attack ads.  Courts have ordered them to pay the state back for money they obtained fraudulently. 

An article about the ECOT scandal from the Cincinnati Enquirer:
https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/05/19/election-2018-and-ecot-why-charter-school-scandal-matters/609172002/

Saturday Mornings, 9:00 am - noon, May through October, we have a booth at the Farmers Market, at Muskingum County Fairgrounds, 1300 Pershing Rd., Zanesville.

Wed., May 30, Zack Space Fundraising Reception, 5:00 - 6:30 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.  Former Congressman Zack Space is running for Ohio Auditor of State.  Hosts, Martha Mitchell and Lorna Ferguson.  Please RSVP to Julia Wynn, 240-688-9674 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Suggested Contribution Levels:  $25 Friend, $50 Supporter, $75 Sponsor, $100 Host.


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