Past Club and Candidate Events, This Year


(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.


Primary Election Results, May 8, 2018--Democrat candidates:

Representative in US Congress, 12th District:  Danny O'Connor
Representative in US Congress, 6th District:  Shawna Roberts
Governor/Lt. Governor of Ohio:  Richard Cordray/Betty Sutton
Attorney General, State of Ohio:  Steve Dettelbach
Auditor  of State of Ohio:  Zack Space
Secretary of State of Ohio:  Kathleen Clyde
Treasurer of State of Ohio:  Rob Richardson
US Senate:  Sherrod Brown
Supreme Court, State of Ohio:  Michael P Donnelly, Melody J. Stewart
Judge of Court of Appeals (5th District), State of Ohio:  Scott Gwin
Judge of Court of Appeals (6th District), State of Ohio:  Patricia A. Delaney
Central Committee, 20th District (Man):  Jason Stevens
Central Committee, 20th District (Woman):  Melissa Wilde
State Representative, 78th District:  Amber Daniels
State Representative, 97th District:  Kristine Geis
County Commissioner:  John D. Bates
State Issue 1 (anti-gerrymandering):  Approved

To see all election results, CLICK HERE


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.  For more info, contact Nancy Harvey, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sun., June 3, Memorial Band Concert, 7 pm, at Zane's Landing Park, Zanesville, where we have a concession stand to raise funds for the club. 


Our concession stand at Memorial Band Concerts,
Zane's Landing Park, Zanesville.
(Martha Sullivan and Amy Underwood)

Donations of bottled water, pop, and snacks are needed again for our concession stand.  Please contact Melanie Kish at 740-787-2203 if you'd like to donate drinks or snacks, or money to buy them.

Thur., June 7, Guernsey County Democrats Cook-out/Social/Meeting, 6:00 pm, at Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union No. 495, 11306 E. Pike Rd., Cambridge.  Please bring a covered dish of your favorite food.  The club will provide the meats, table setting, drinks and chairs.  More info:  https://www.facebook.com/guernseydemocraticclub/

Sat., June 9, Nelson T. Gant Foundation 17th Annual Birthday Brunch, 11 am - 2:00 pm, at Bryan Place, 49 N. 6th St., Zanesville.  Keynote speaker:  Rev. Clifton Kilpatrick, speaking on "How do we tap into our youth?"  There will also be a silent auction, and a half-and-half raffle, to benefit the Nelson T. Gant Foundation.  Tickets are $25.  Tickets are available from:
Connie Norman, 740-453-0988
Zanesville Welcome Center, 205 N. 5th St., Zanesville, 740-455-8282.
Please make your reservations by May 25.

Thur., June 14, Morgan County Democrats Flag Day Banquet, Meet and greet at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner at 6:30 pm.  At Stockport Mill Country Inn, 1995 Broadway Ave., Stockport.  More INFO on this unique, vintage venue, the last remaining mill on the Muskingum River, which hosts events and also offers several luxurious hotel rooms and a restaurant. 

Cost is $25 per person.  Reservation deadline is June 7, 2018.  Please make checks payable to Morgan County Democratic Central Committee.  Please mail payment to:
Brian McKee
496 N. Kennebec Ave.
McConnelsville, OH 43756– 1071
Any questions, contact Brian at 740–962-2081 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sun., June 17, Memorial Band Concert, 7 pm, at Zane's Landing Park, Zanesville, where we have a concession stand to raise funds for the club. 
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER.

Tues., June 19, WDC meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 Main St., Zanesville.  (Please note that we have changed the meeting time back to 7:00 pm) 
Special Guest:  Amber Daniels, candidate for State Representative, 78th District.

Wed., June 20, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:30  pm, at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  Kris Geis, candidate for State Representative, 97th District, will be leading the meeting in Bobbie Durfee's absence.

Thu., June 21, Coordinated Campaign Meeting (Zack Space, Sherrod Brown, Danny O'Connor campaigns), 9 am, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Sat., June 30, Unity Canvass to support Danny O'Connor, candidate for US Congress, 12th District, at 10 am, 3045 Indianola Ave., Columbus.  OH-12 primary rivals come together to support Danny O'Connor, including John Russell, Jackie Patton, Doug Wilson, and supporters and local organizers from the grassroots, progressive and labor movement throughout the district in a Unity Canvass Saturday.  The canvass will launch following a round table with leaders from campaigns throughout the 12 District from O'Connor's Clintonville field office.  Danny is running against Republican Troy Balderson in the August 7th Special Election to complete Pat Tiberi's unfinished term.  Early voting begins July 10.  To RSVP, contact annie@dannyoconnorforcongresscom

Statements from former primary candidates, and Danny:

John Russell:  "We are at a critical point in the shaping of our country--it is incredibly important for all of us to step up and take charge to ensure that Ohio's 12th District is represented by someone who has the best interest of the people at heart and the courage to lead our politics in a new direction, and without doubt that's Danny O'Connor."

Jackie Patton:  "We need new leadership in Congress, and that is why I am supporting my friend Danny O'Connor.  I know Danny will fight for economic opportunity, quality healthcare, and stand up for those that have been forgotten by the Washington establishment."

Doug Wilson:  "To protect social and economic justice in this country we've got to stand up, wake up, and get to the front lines together.  The only way to do that is to get behind whoever it is that's standing between our healthcare, social security, and the majority in Congress--and that's why I'm supporting Danny."

Danny O'Connor:  "Politics in Washington has stopped working for Central Ohio families, and if we're ever going to change that, it's going to take all of us coming together.  I'm honored to fight alongside my friends to make that happen."

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.  For more info, contact Nancy Harvey, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Contact Nancy for YARD SIGNS.  Signs are also available from Pat Santelli, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CANCELLED:  Tue., July 3, Protect Our Care Press Conference, 11 am, at the Muskingum County Courthouse.  People are encouraged to share their experiences with the Affordable Care Act covering preexisting conditions at this press conference.  For more info:  Amanda Wurst, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 614-832-7512.  Will be re-scheduled later.

Thur., July 5, Coordinated Campaign Meeting (Zack Space, Sherrod Brown, Danny O'Connor campaigns) Organizing Meeting, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, McIntire Library, Meeting Room B, 220 N. 5th St., Zanesville.  The Coordinated Campaign’s mission is to support local efforts to turn out Democratic voters and persuadable Independents to support the Democratic ticket, top to bottom.  They are coming to Zanesville because of our record of activism, which they want to build on.  To confirm your attendance, or for more info, Contact David Hamilton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jake McClelland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mon., July 9, 2018--DEADLINE TO REGISTER to vote in the August 7 Special Election 

Tues., July 10, "Right to Work" is WRONG for Ohio meeting, 5:30 - 6:00 pm (pizza and soda), and 6:00 - 7:00 pm (program), McIntire Public Library, 220 N. 5th St., Zanesville.  Right to Work lowers wages, slashes benefits, and makes workers less safe on the job.  Job fatalities are 58% higher in right to work states.  It doesn't just hurt unions, it hurts us all.  Sponsored by We Are Ohio.  More info:  Ben Frech, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 740-856-5519

Tues., July 10, First Day Absentee Ballots are available from the Board of Elections for the August 7th SPECIAL ELECTION.  Click HERE for absentee ballot information and application. 

Special Election is in the 12th Congressional District only to temporarily fill Pat Tiberi's seat until the next full term.  Election for the next full term will be November 6, 2018.  We support Danny O'Connor over the Republican candidate, Troy Balderson, and the Green Party candidate, Joe Manchik.

Confirm your voter registration:
https://www.voterfind.com/muskingumoh/vtrlookup.aspx#

Where is my polling place?
https://www.voterfind.com/muskingumoh/pollfinder.aspx#

Voter registration application form:
http://boe.muskingumcounty.org/pdfs/VoterRegistration4010_60.pdf

Monday, October 9, 2018:  Voter registration deadline for November 6 General Election.


 
Get Out The Vote
for Danny O'Connor:
Please sign up to canvass, phone bank, drive people to the polls, or bring food.
When:  August 4, 5, 6, 7
Where:  305 Woodlawn Ave., Zanesville
Shifts:  9:30, 12:30, 3:30
Sign up HERE
 
1.) Pat Santelli and David Hamilton will be running our Muskingum County operation out of Zanesville at 305 Woodlawn Avenue, Zanesville, OH 43701.

More information is available HERE and people can sign up for our GOTV shifts that take place over August 4-7 at this link.

2.) Housing for campaign workers is needed in the Zanesville area.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Thurs., July 12, 5:30 pm, an evening of support for Danny O'Connor
, hosted by Martha Mitchell, Pat Santelli and David Hamilton at the home of Patricia and David, 2990 Wilhelm Rd., Chandlersville, OH 43727.  RSVP to Patricia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Contact Hallie Neuhaus with any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sun., July 15, Memorial Band Concert, 7 pm, at Zane's Landing Park, Zanesville, where we have a concession stand to raise funds for the club. 

Mon., July 16, ECOT scandal rally/press conference organized by For Our Future Ohio,  at noon, outside Zanesville High School, 1701 Blue Ave., Zanesville.  To be discussed:  ECOT, (the now shuttered private charter school, Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow), and its devastating impact on local schools, taxpayers, and students.  Speakers will also discuss how Republican officials, including State Senator Troy Balderson and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, enabled the ECOT scandal as they collected millions of dollars in campaign donations from ECOT’s founder.  Teachers, school administrators and board members who would like to speak at this event, we would love to hear your story.  Contact:  Clint Elmore, 614-679-4203 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  More info:  facebook.com/events/291275054753148/ 

Items that the now-defunct ECOT auctioned off following its closure will be present at the press conference, including an apple-shaped Tiffany crystal paperweight and Eddy the Eagle, the (electronic) school’s former mascot.

Speakers:  Education advocates, including:
Stephen Dyer, Education Policy Fellow at Innovation Ohio
Eddy the Eagle, ECOT’s former school mascot

Tue., July 17, WDC Meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 Main St., Zanesville.  On the agenda:  discussion of monetary support for candidates, and upcoming Ice Cream Social on July 29.

Wed., July 18, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:30  pm, at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Sun., July 29, Annual Ice Cream Social Fundraiser, 2:00-4:30 pm, Knights of Columbus Hall, 275 Sunrise Center Dr, Zanesville Silent auction and half-and-half raffle.  $10 donation to MAWD-PAC--send checks to Melanie Kish, PO Box 133, Gratiot, OH 43740, or pay at the door.
So far, we have these speakers:
Danny O'Connor, candidate for US House, 12th District
Shawna Roberts, candidate for US House, 6th District
Amber Daniels, candidate for State Representative, 78th District
Kristine Geis, candidate for State Representative, 97th District
John Bates, candidate for Muskingum County Commissioner

Sun., July 29, Memorial Band Concert, 7 pm, at Zane's Landing Park, Zanesville, where we have a concession stand to raise funds for the club. 

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.  For more info, contact Nancy Harvey, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Contact Nancy for YARD SIGNS.  Signs are also available from Pat Santelli, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Special Election is in the 12th Congressional District only to temporarily fill Pat Tiberi's seat until the next full term.  Election for the next full term will be November 6, 2018.  We support Danny O'Connor over the Republican candidate, Troy Balderson, and the Green Party candidate, Joe Manchik.

Confirm your voter registration:
https://www.voterfind.com/muskingumoh/vtrlookup.aspx#

Where is my polling place?
https://www.voterfind.com/muskingumoh/pollfinder.aspx#

Voter registration application form:
http://boe.muskingumcounty.org/pdfs/VoterRegistration4010_60.pdf

Monday, October 9, 2018:  Voter registration deadline for November 6 General Election.

In-person Early Voting AVAILABLE NOW for Special Election in the 12th Congressional District begins at the Board of Elections, at 627 Market St., Zanesville. 
Mon., July 30 through Fri., Aug. 3--8 am - 7 pm
Sat., Aug. 4--8 am - 4 pm
Sun., Aug. 5--1 pm - 5 pm
Mon., Aug. 6--8 am - 2 pm


 
Get Out The Vote
for Danny O'Connor:
Please sign up to canvass, phone bank, drive people to the polls, or bring food.
When:  August 4, 5, 6, 7
Where:  305 Woodlawn Ave., Zanesville
Shifts:  9:30, 12:30, 3:30
Sign up HERE
 
1.) Pat Santelli and David Hamilton will be running our Muskingum County operation out of Zanesville at 305 Woodlawn Avenue, Zanesville, OH 43701.

More information is available HERE and people can sign up for our GOTV shifts that take place over August 4-7 at this link.

2.) Housing for campaign workers is needed in the Zanesville area.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Tue., August 7--SPECIAL ELECTION, 6:30 am - 7:30 pm


Danny O’Connor’s campaign needs volunteers to observe counting the military and provisional ballots that weren’t already counted.  This could change the outcome of the August 7 Special Election for the remainder of Pat Tiberi’s term in the 12th Congressional District.  Danny’s campaign would like observers at the Board of Elections monitoring the process.  Troy’s campaign will also have people watching.  An O’Connor win will help check the Trump administration’s agenda.

Sunday morning there will be a training conference call for anyone willing to help.  There will be 2- or 3-hour shifts at least through Wednesday, Aug. 15.

To volunteer to help, or to ask questions, please contact:
Patricia Santelli, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Nancy Harvey, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kim at 614-804-1047


Wed., Aug. 15, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:30  pm, at Democratic HQ, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.

Fri., Aug. 17, Shawna Roberts Town Hall, 6 - 8 pm, at 1371 Main St., Dresden.  Shawna is a Congressional candidate for the Ohio 6th District.

Tue., Aug. 21, WDC Meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 Main St., Zanesville.

Fri., Aug. 24, Free Community Square Dance, Kris Geis (Candidate for State Representative, 97th District) will be the caller!  Cambridge City Park, Big Pavilion, 6-8 pm.  Potluck--bring a dish to share if you wish (optional).  All are welcome!  Free family-friendly time to dance, eat, and build bridges in our community!  RSVP appreciated at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fri., Aug. 31, Kris Geis serving beer at Solid Gold Rib Fest, 8:00 - 10:00 pm, at Muskingum County Fairgrounds, 1300 Pershing Rd., Zanesville.  The 'Solid Gold Rib Fest' is the Minority Business Resource Networks' largest annual event. The event is free to the public. Each year it is held the Friday and Saturday of Labor Day Weekend. 4 pm til Midnight. The Rib Fest offers great food and BBQ, live entertainment and a volunteer staffed Beer Garden. Proceeds from this event are dispersed back into the Community in the form of scholarships.  Kris is running for State House of Representatives, 97th District.

Sat., Sept. 1, Kris Geis (8:00 - 10:00 pm) and Danny O'Connor (3:00 - 4:30 pm) serving beer at Solid Gold Rib Fest, at Muskingum County Fairgrounds, 1300 Pershing Rd., Zanesville.  The 'Solid Gold Rib Fest' is the Minority Business Resource Networks' largest annual event. The event is free to the public. Each year it is held the Friday and Saturday of Labor Day Weekend. 4 pm til Midnight. The Rib Fest offers great food and BBQ, live entertainment and a volunteer staffed Beer Garden. Proceeds from this event are dispersed back into the Community in the form of scholarships. Kris is running for State House of Representatives, 97th District.  Danny is running for US Congress, 12th District.

Wed., Sept. 5, Slice with Geis--free pizza and drinks--4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, at Creno's Pizza South, 1423 Maysville Pike, Zanesville.  Hosted by Myra Warne, Jan Bradshaw (City Council member), and Kristine Geis. Kris is a candidate for State House of Representatives, 97th District.  Donations appreciated, but not required.  Everyone Welcome!  Let's talk about our community, our families and our future.

Tue., Sept. 11, Civil Discourse Workshop, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, at the main ground floor room of the Muskingum University Library.  It is sponsored by a grassroots organization in New Concord called Interconnections which is a coalition made up of community members, the faith communities, Muskingum University and Village leadership to learn about and commit to civil discourse in our common life. Partnered with Revive Civility, OH. Lauren Litton, from their Cleveland office, will be speaking and engaging the group in some of the issues and the tools provided by their project. To confirm, call 616 252-9242. For more information here is the web site: https:sept. 11, //www.revivecivility.org/groups/revive-civility-ohio

Thu., Sept. 13, President Barack Obama speaking at a rally for Richard Cordray and Betty Sutton, candidates for Ohio Governor and Lt. Governor, in Cleveland, in the evening.  Tickets, making a contribution, and further information:  https://secure.cordrayforohio.com/page/s/sign-up-for-ticket-information  You will need to get a ticket in advance.  You must sign up between Sept. 6 and 11.  Donations not required, but encouraged.  There is a contest to win 2 front row center seats.  The link I found in the entry rules page to enter without contributing didn't work for me.

 

Sat., Sept. 15, John Bates breakfast fundraiser8 - 10 am, at Knights of Columbus Hall, 275 Sunrise Center Dr., Zanesville.  $25.  Tickets from Mary at 740-607-2320.  John is running for Muskingum County Commissioner.

Tue., Sept. 18, WDC Meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 Main St., Zanesville. 

Wed., Sept. 19, Muskingum County Democrats meeting7:00  pm, at Gant House, 1845 Main St., Zanesville.  Note change of time to 7:00 pm, and venue, Gant House instead of Democratic HQ on 6th St.  
Potluck Suppe
r--bring something to share if you can.  Meat, entrees, lemonade, water and pop will be provided.  Desserts and side dishes would be welcome.  We'll be discussing upcoming party and candidate events.  We'll also be working on postcards for Kristine Geis, who is running for 97th District, Ohio House.  Postcards and supplies will be provided, but donations towards postage would be appreciated.

Thu., Sept. 20, Danny O'Connor BBQ and Rally, 6-8:30 pm, at Newark Männerchor Hall, 195 N. Orchard St., Newark--band, free drinks and BBQ supper, fund raiser/rally, $25 suggested contribution.  Live music from Victorious KayBirds, a Multi-Genre Band.  Hosted by Gene Branstool, Grace Cherrington and Rick Lanthorn. RSVP to Amanda DelGiudice at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 718-915-8904.  (Danny is running for Congress in the 12th District.  He ran in the August 8 special election to complete Pat Tiberi's unfinished term, and will run again in the November election for the next full term.)  Nancy Harvey is organizing car pooling to this event from Muskingum County; please contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Sat., Sept. 22 and Sun., Sept. 23, Canvass with Kris, 2 - 5 pm both days.  Kristine Geis is running for the Ohio House, 97th District.  For more details, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.  For more info, contact Nancy Harvey, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Contact Nancy for YARD SIGNS. 

Fri, Oct. 5, Zack Space Reception, at home of Dan and Stephanie Dodd, Harbor Hills at Buckeye Lake, 256 Wilshire Dr., Hebron.  $50 Attendee, $100 Supporter, $250 Host.  Checks to "Zack Space for Ohio" can be brought to the reception, or mailed to 924 W. Broad St., First Floor, Columbus, OH 43222.  For more info, or to RSVP, please contact Julia Wynn at 240-688-9674 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fri. & Sat., Oct. 5 & 6, Nelson T. Gant Foundation Chili Fest, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville, $7.  Chili, dessert and drinks will be served on Saturday.  Friday is delivery orders only.  Chili also available for take-out.  Tickets in advance, 740-453-0988, or buy at the door.

Sun., Oct. 7, ODP State Dinner, 5:00 pm, at the Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Columbus.  Democrat U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California will be the keynote speaker.  Also speaking:  Sen. Sherrod Brown and Candidate for Ohio Governor, Richard Cordray.  Meet the entire slate of Ohio candidates.  Tickets:  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/state-dinner-2018  $250 individual; $500 preferred.  Tables also available.  Contact Travis Boll with any questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (614) 696-2894.

Tue., Oct. 9--DEADLINE TO REGISTER to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election

Voter registration application form:
http://boe.muskingumcounty.org/pdfs/VoterRegistration4010_60.pdf

Wed., Oct. 10 - Early Voting Begins, Muskingum County Board of Elections, 627 Market St.  More info:  740-455-7120
Wed., Oct. 10 - Fri., Oct. 12--8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon., Oct. 15 - Fri., Oct. 19--8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon., Oct. 22 - Fri., Oct. 26--8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat., Oct. 27--8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon., Oct. 29 - Fri., Nov. 2--8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat., Nov. 3--8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun., Nov. 4--1:00 - 5:00 pm
Mon., Nov. 5--8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sun., Oct. 14, Danny O'Connor special event2:00 - 4:00 pm, at Zanesville Country Club, 1300 Country Club Dr., Zanesville.  Hosted by Bill & Yvonne Factor, Mike & Chris Drake, and John & JoAnn VanGilder.  Contributions are appreciated, but not required.  $50 Guest, $100 Friend, $250 Family, $500 Hero.  RSVP to Amanda DelGiudice at 718-915-8904  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sun., Oct. 14, Danny O'Connor reception4:00 - 5:30 pm, hosted by Emmett Abella and Maddy Fraioli, at the Historic Maddox Farm, 7680 Rosehill Rd., Roseville.  RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/danny-o-connor-10_14 or email aThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Contributions of $10 (or more).  Rosehill Pottery gifts with donations of $20 or more.

Tue., Oct. 16, WDC Meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.  On the agenda--allocating club funds to candidates.

Wed., Oct. 17, Muskingum County Democrats meeting7:00  pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.  Note change of time to 7:00 pm, and venue, Gant House instead of Democratic HQ on 6th St.  Make-your-own-sundae dessert bar, and beverages will be served.

Fri., Oct. 19, Ohio Auditor of State Debate--Zack Space (Democratic candidate) will debate with Keith Faber (Republican candidate), 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Zane State College, at the Advanced Science and Technology Center, 1426 Newark Rd., Zanesville. This is a ticketed event.  Please contact Bobbie Durfee for tickets, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tue., Oct. 23, Peggy Cordray and Frances Strickland Meet and Greet, 3:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.  Peggy is the wife of Richard Cordray, candidate for Ohio Governor, and Frances is the wife of former Ohio Governor, Ted Strickland.  This will be a great chance to meet Peggy and welcome Frances back to Muskingum County.

Thu., Oct. 25, 1 pm (Note time change!), Ohio Democratic Party's "People First Bus Tour" will be stopping at Zanesville High School, 1701 Blue Ave, Zanesville.  Candidates have been invited to attend and give a brief talk.  Let's show our support for Democrats!

Fri., 10/26, Kris Geis campaign Canvassing in Cambridge, 3:00 - 6:00 pm.  Meet at Guernsey County Courthouse.

Friday, 10/26, Envelope Stuffing at Kris Geis' house, 6:30 pm, 2720 Village Dr., Zanesville.  Snacks provided; BYO beverage.


Need a ride to the polls to vote?  Please call Nancy at 740-408-0935.


CANVASSING for Kris Geis:

In Zanesville:
Wednesday, 10/24, 4:30 - 7:00 pm--meet in Zane State parking lot.
Friday, 10/19, noon - 3:00 pm--meet at Gant House parking lot, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville
Saturdays, 10/20, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, and 4:00 - 7:00 pm--meet at Gant House parking lot, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville
Saturday, 10/27, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm--meet at Gant House parking lot, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville
Sunday, 10/28, 2:00 - 5:00 pm--meet at Gant House parking lot, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville

In Cambridge:
Sun., 10/21, 2:30 - 5:30 pm, meet at Guernsey County Courthouse
Fri., 10/26, 3:00 - 6:00 pm, meet at Guernsey County Courthouse--Note time change, one hour earlier
Mon., 10/29, 4:30 - 7:00 pm, meet at Guernsey County Courthouse

Phone Banking in Zanesville:
Sundays at 5:00 - 7:00 pm, location to be determined later.

Questions, or to RSVP:
Bob Embree at 740-647-9289 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kris Geis at 740-586-5602

Links
http://geisforohio.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/geisforohio/


 
More Candidate Links:
Canvassing in Muskingum County--please contact Shavon Martin, an organizer from the Ohio Democratic party Coordinated Campaign:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call or text 740-624-0637.

Thu., Nov. 1, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Danny O’Connor and Troy Balderson, candidates for the Ohio 12th Congressional District, will appear in a live televised forum on WHIZ-TV (Channel 18 in the Zanesville area), to answer questions and make their case to voters in the 12th Congressional District.

The forum will be broadcast live on WHIZ-TV and be streamed online, moderated by WHIZ-TV News Director George Hiotis.  This will be the only joint televised appearance of the candidates in the 12th Congressional race this cycle.

Link to view debate:  Click HERE for full Video 

The Columbus Dispatch noted that a joint appearance from O’Connor and Balderson, who has refused debate offers from WOSU/Dispatch and 10TV’s Face the State, was “a rare sight: both candidates speaking from the same lectern.”  Recent polling shows that the race is tied at 47-47.  The Coumbus Dispatch has endorsed Danny O’Connor.

Saturday, Nov. 3, Danny O'Connor, Candidate for US Congress, 12th District, Canvassing in Muskingum County, 5:30 pm, at 305 Woodlawn Ave., Zanesville.

 
Sunday, Nov. 4, Shawna Roberts, Candidate for US Congress, 6th District, 5:30 pm, at 305 Woodlawn Ave., Zanesville.
Video of Shawna being interviewed about her campaign on Fox News:  CLICK HERE

Coordinated Campaign--Canvassing and Phone Banking--For more info or to sign up, CLICK HERE

Tue., Oct. 30--220 N. 5th St.--Phone Banking, 4-6 pm and 6-8 pm
Mon., Oct. 29 through Tue., Nov. 6--online phone banking
Sat., Nov. 3 through Mon., Nov. 5--305 Woodlawn, Zanesville--Phone Banking and Canvassing, 3-hour shifts starting 9 am, noon, 3 pm and 6 pm.


Wed., Oct. 10 - Early Voting Begins, Muskingum County Board of Elections, 627 Market St.  More info:  740-455-7120
Mon., Oct. 29 - Fri., Nov. 2--8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat., Nov. 3--8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun., Nov. 4--1:00 - 5:00 pm
Mon., Nov. 5--8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Coordinated Campaign--Canvassing and Phone Banking--For more info or to sign up, CLICK HERE
Mon., Oct. 29 through Tue., Nov. 6--online phone banking
Sat., Nov. 3 through Mon., Nov. 5--305 Woodlawn, Zanesville--Phone Banking and Canvassing, 3-hour shifts starting 9 am, noon, 3 pm and 6 pm.
Sat., Nov. 3, Danny O'Connor
Candidate for US Congress, 12th District, will be at 305 Woodlawn at 5:30 pm.
Sun., Nov. 4, Shawna Roberts
Candidate for US Congress, 6th District, will be at 305 Woodlawn, 5:30 pm.


Sat., Nov. 3, Last Day Board of Elections will accept absentee ballot applications.

Sat., Nov. 3, Danny O'Connor, Candidate for US Congress, 12th District, 5:30 pm, at 305 Woodlawn Ave., Zanesville, Canvassing HQ.

Sat., Nov. 3, NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Dinner6 pm, at Bryan Place, 49 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  $30, payable in advance, to:
NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner.
c/o Sharon Johnson
2746 Maple Ave., #109
Zanesville, OH 43701
Any questions, please contact Sharon at 740-408-5088 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Ads in the program are also available for purchase.  Our club will have a table at this dinner.

This year's theme is "Education:  A Stepping Stone to Freedom."  Ed Gilbert, attorney and published author, originally from Zanesville, is the keynote speaker. 
This year's Honorees:  Sheriff Matthew Lutz, Dr. Brenda Toler, Steve Jones and the McDonald Family.

Sun., Nov. 4, Shawna Roberts, Candidate for US Congress, 6th District, 5:30 pm, at 305 Woodlawn Ave., Zanesville, Canvassing HQ.

Mon., Nov. 5--Absentee Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by this date.


Democratic Candidates on the Ballot in Muskingum County, Nov. 6 General Election:

Richard Cordray, Governor
Betty Sutton, Lt. Governor
Sherrod Brown, U. S. Senate
Shawna Roberts, Representative to US Congress, 6th District
Danny O'Connor, Representative to US Congress, 12th District
Steve Dettelbach, Attorney General
Zack Space, Auditor of State
Amber Daniels, State Representative, 78th District
Kristine Geis, State Representative, 97th District
Kathleen Clyde, Secretary of State
Rob Richardson, Treasurer of State
John Bates, Muskingum County Commissioner
Michael P. Donnelly, Justice of the Supreme Court
Melody J. Stewart, Justice of the Supreme Court
Scott Gwin, Judge of the Court of Appeals, 5th District
Patricia A. Delaney, Judge of the Court of Appeals, 5th District

Also on the Nov. 6 Mid-Term Election Ballot--County-wide Ballot Issues:
Issue 1--Proposed Constitutional Amendment to reduce penalties for obtaining, possessing limited quantities, and using illegal drugs--making this a misdemeanor rather than a felony, until after a 3rd offense within 24 months.  Require community service, drug treatment or jail time for minor, non-criminal probation violations.  Reduce prison time up to 25% for incarcerated individuals who participate in rehab, work, or educational programming.  No reduction of penalties for rape, murder and child molestation.  A number of prominent Democrats support this amendment.  It is designed to rehabilitate addicts rather than lock them up for years.
Issue 3--Proposed Tax Levy to benefit the Muskingum County Library System.

There are also local ballot issues for specific precincts.  To view all the ballot issues that apply to your precinct, go to:  https://boe.muskingumcounty.org/pdfs/FWAB.PDF 


Tue., Nov. 6--GENERAL ELECTION, 6:30 am - 7:30 pm.  Absentee Ballots must be received by 7:30 pm.

Confirm your voter registration:
https://www.voterfind.com/muskingumoh/vtrlookup.aspx# 

Where is my polling place?
https://www.voterfind.com/muskingumoh/pollfinder.aspx#


Tue., Nov. 6, Election Night Watch Party at Weasel Boy Brewery, 126 Muskingum Ave., Zanesville, after 8:00 pm.

Fri., Nov. 16, WDC Meeting, 11:30 am, Annual Luncheon Meeting at Zak's Restaurant, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville.  We will be electing officers for next year at this meeting.  WDC members, and prospective members, are encouraged to attend.

No November meeting for Muskingum County Democrats.


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