7/10 CH Dems Annual Summer Picnic!

July 2nd, 2014

You’re Invited! Join us for an enjoyable summer evening of good food and conversation with your fellow Cleveland Heights Democrats as we gear up for election season. The annual picnic is always one of our best events, and this year will be no different! Come out and spend the evening with the Cleveland Heights Democrats and numerous candidates and elected officials from our city, county and state!

Thursday, July 10th, 2014
5:30 p.m. till dusk

Denison Park Pavilion
At Monticello Blvd. & Quarry

As always, our meetings and gatherings are free and open to the public. So bring your family and friends, and we’ll take care of the rest.

See you there!

Please be sure to “LIKE” the Club on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ClevelandHeightsDemocrats

Membership dues for 2014 are $15.00
Securely pay on our website: http://clevelandheightsdems.com

6/08 Exciting NEW Meeting! Voter Protection Team w/ Turner and Pepper

May 30th, 2014

In partnership w/ the Shaker Heights Democratic Club (and many others), the Cleveland Heights Democrats are happy to announce our next meeting. Please note the new date, time, and place:

Voter Protection Team – State Sen. Nina Turner and David Pepper!
Sunday, June 8, 6:30-8:00 PM
Zanzibar Restaurant, 13225 Shaker Square, Cleveland

This is sure to be a great meeting. Join the Cleveland Heights Dems, Shaker Heights Democratic Club, Cleveland Stonewall Democrats, Cuyahoga Democratic Women’s Caucus and others as we welcome State Senator Nina Turner (candidate for Secretary of State) and David Pepper (candidate for Attorney General) as they discuss what must be done to counter restrictions on voting rights in Ohio.

It is so important that we come out and show support from Cleveland Heights! The more we do now, the better off we all will be in November when Senator Turner and David Pepper are elected to serve us as our Secretary of State and Attorney General. Let’s get out, enjoy a great evening, and hear from two dynamic, passionate, and driven advocates!

Again, please note the new date and time. This meeting will take place instead of our regular club meeting (generally, second Thursday of each month) this June only.

05/08 Club Meeting with Anthony Hairston, Our NEW Cuyahoga County Councilperson

May 5th, 2014

Join the Cleveland Heights Democrats as we welcome Cuyahoga County Councilman Anthony T. Hairston to discuss his background, experience and priorities for Cuyahoga County. Following remarks, the Cleveland Heights Democrats are welcome to participate in Q&A with the Councilman Hairston, followed by light refreshments.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014
7:00 p.m.

Cleveland Heights Community Center
1 Monticello Boulevard (between Mayfield and Lee Road)

Note: Street Parking now available on west side of Monticello. Drivers will not be ticketed if lot is full.

County Councilman Hairston was appointed in February to replace former Councilman Julian Rogers, who resigned to take a job with Cleveland State University. Prior to his appointment, Hairston served as the leader for the Democratic 10th Ward Club and as a liaison for Cleveland City Councilman Jeff Johnson. Hairston owns a telecommunications company, Northeast Exclusive, and is pursuing a master’s degree in labor relations and human resources from Cleveland State University.

UPDATE: 4/10/14 Club Endorsement Meeting!

April 9th, 2014

UPDATE: At our meeting on Thursday, April 10, 2014, the Cleveland Heights Democrats formally endorsed Janine Boyd as our candidate for Ohio House of Representatives, District 9! We wish Janine well in the May 6 Primary and in November – if you’d like to get involved in the campaign, please visit Janine Boyd for Ohio State Representative-D9 on Facebook.

We are so excited to once again welcome Janine Boyd and Sean Malone to discuss their candidacy for Ohio State House of Representatives, District 9. During the meeting, Boyd and Malone will address the club and discuss the issues that matter most to our community. Following remarks, discussion, and a formal recommendation from the endorsement committee, club members will vote to officially endorse one of these great candidates!

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Pictured (from left): Janine Boyd and Sean Malone

Thursday, April 10 at 7:00 PM

Cleveland Heights Community Center

1 Monticello Boulevard (between Mayfield and Lee Road)

As a reminder, only current members in good standing who joined on/before March 10, 2014 are able to vote. All others are absolutely welcome to attend, listen, and meet with our club and these two individuals – we look forward to a full house!

If parking is limited, street parking is available to attendees on the west side of Monticello Blvd. Spread the word to friends and family, this is sure to be an exciting meeting!

03/13 Club Meeting with Duane Deskins, Cuyahoga County Juvenile Prosecutor

March 4th, 2014

Join the Cleveland Heights Democrats as we welcome Cuyahoga County Chief Prosecuting Attorney Duane Deskins, who will provide an overview of his plans to “collaborate on ways to prevent juvenile crime, instead of simply prosecuting it.” As communities in Cuyahoga County continue to combat juvenile crime, Deskins will lead a county-wide initiative to improve juvenile justice.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014
7:00 p.m.

Cleveland Heights Community Center
1 Monticello Boulevard (between Mayfield and Lee Road)

Note: Street Parking now available on west side of Monticello. Drivers will not be ticketed if lot is full.

In addition: March’s meeting will open with a vote on the proposed changes to our Club By-Laws (as highlighted by Club President Mike Gaynier). Don’t miss out on your chance to weigh in!

Finally: Don’t forget! On April 10th, 2014 we will hold an endorsement vote for Democrat State Representative for District 9. $15 club membership dues must be paid by March 10 in order to participate. Pay online or send a check for $15 per membership to “Cleveland Heights Democrats, P.O. Box 181204, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118″. If you’re not sure whether your dues are current or if you are eligible to participate, contact the club secretary.

Special Announcement – CH Dems to Host Club Endorsement Meeting for Ohio House of Representatives, District 09!

February 20th, 2014

Given the demonstrated interest in this election, the Cleveland Heights Democrats will be holding an endorsement vote during our regularly scheduled April 10, 2014 club meeting!

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As with all endorsement votes, you must be a current member in good standing to participate. The easiest way to make sure you are eligible is to update your membership for 2014. Pay securely online via Paypal, or send $15 per membership to “Cleveland Heights Democrats, P.O. Box 181204, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118″. Please update your membership by March 10, 2014 to make sure you can vote.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to your officers if you have any questions at all.

02/13 Club Meeting, Leadership Vote UPDATE!

February 13th, 2014

It is our pleasure to announce our 2014 Officers and Trustees! Our full slate was elected unanimously on Thursday, February 13th, 2014. Please join us in congratulating the following individuals:

2014 Officers: Mike Gaynier, President; Russell Baron, Vice-President; J.J. Costello, Treasurer; Ryan Pierce, Secretary. (1 year terms)

2014 Trustees: Cheryl Stephens, Anastasia Pantsios, Laura Englehart, Noah Dion. (2 year terms)

Our 2014 Trustees will join Louise Buchanan, Carol Roe, Richard Stewart, and Nancy Welchans (who are entering their 2nd year as trustees) to round out our leadership team.

As always, do not hesitate to contact members of the Cleveland Heights Democrats leadership team to get active and engaged! We look forward to continuing to serve as the voice of Democratic Values in Cleveland Heights.

02/13 Club Meeting, Leadership Vote and Candidate Forum

January 31st, 2014

With the spring primary just around the corner, now is a great opportunity to learn more about our two Democratic candidates for District 9 of the Ohio House of Representatives.

Thursday, February 13 2014
7:00 p.m.

Cleveland Heights Community Center
1 Monticello Boulevard (between Mayfield and Lee Road)

Janine Boyd Sean Malone

Councilwoman Janine Boyd and Sean Malone will meet with the club to discuss the issues that matter most to our community and explain what they will do if elected to the Ohio House. As always, this meeting will feature plenty of Q&A from the audience. We hope to see you there!

During this meeting we will also vote on our officers and trustees for 2014. Candidates for these positions are as follows:

2014 Officer Candidates: Mike Gaynier, President; Russell Baron, Vice-President; J.J. Costello, Treasurer; Ryan Pierce, Secretary. (1 year terms)

2014 Trustee Candidates: Cheryl Stephens, Anastasia Pantsios, Laura Englehart, Noah Dion. (2 year terms)

Here are the bios for the new nominees.

Laura Englehart (candidate for Trustee)
Laura recently obtained a law degree and a Masters in Public Administration from Cleveland State University. After taking the bar exam at the end of February, she will be joining the law firm Kohrman Jackson & Krantz as an Associate. Prior to launching a new law career, Laura worked for U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown for more than 7 years. She ran Sen. Brown’s Northeast Ohio Field operation in 2006, electing him to his first Senate term. She then worked in Sen. Brown’s Washington, D.C. office as a Special Assistant on both economic development and long-term strategic planning and organization. She returned to Cleveland in 2009, continuing to work for Sen. Brown as Special Projects Coordinator and to begin law school as a part-time evening student. She lives with her husband, Joey Mallin, and their two Australian Shepherds in the Cedar-Lee and Fairfax neighborhoods and is a 5-year Cleveland Heights resident.

Noah Dion (candidate for Trustee)
Noah Dion is a political organizer who has lived in Cleveland Heights since he was just 3 years old. After graduating from Cleveland Heights High School in 2006, Noah attended Lake Forest College (IL) where he double majored in Politics and History. During his freshman and sophomore summers, Noah worked in the district office of the late Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, where he began to learn about the political landscape North East Ohio. After graduating in 2010, Noah was hired as an organizer for the Ohio Democratic Party’s effort to re-elect Governor Ted Strickland. A very tough election was not enough to dampen his spirits, and Noah has since organized for We Are Ohio against Issue 2, the Ohio Democratic Party on behalf of Senator Sherrod Brown, and Michael Wager’s Campaign of Congress in CD 14. Most recently, Noah was the campaign manager for Issue 80, the Cleveland Metroparks Levy, which passed overwhelmingly in November of 2013. Noah lives on Ardmore Road with his loveable mutt Duster. You can often find one or both of them at Phoenix on Lee talking politics or reading a good book.

Cleveland Heights Democrats Fleece Jackets (and more!) Now Available!

January 13th, 2014

As worn by the Honorable Bonnie Caplan and and former mayor Ed Kelley at our 2013 Holiday Party, custom Cleveland Heights Democrats jackets are now available for purchase.

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To order your very own CH Dems Jacket, contact AIDA Embroidery to speak with a specialist. Many options are available (AIDA can embroider a number of different items in many different colors and styles), and the cost will vary based on options selected. For reference, a jacket similar to those worn during the Holiday Party will cost approximately $45.

Just let AIDA know what you’re looking for, and they can help!

AIDA Embroidery & Printing
33800 Sherbrook Pk. Dr. · Solon, OH 44139
Phone:440-498-8981 · Fax:440-498-8980
E-mail: aida@aidae.com
Store Hours: Mon-Fri:9 a.m. – 8 p.m. · Sat:10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Welcome to 2014! 1/9 Club Meeting w/ the Honorable Ed Kelley

January 3rd, 2014

Happy Holidays and welcome to 2014! Your board of officers and trustees are very excited about what this year will bring for the club and we’re proud to be kicking off 2014 with a great meeting featuring our former mayor, the Honorable Ed Kelley.


Thursday, January 9, 2014
7:00 p.m.

Cleveland Heights Community Center
1 Monticello Boulevard (between Mayfield and Lee Road)


Now a candidate for Cuyahoga County Council, Kelley will join us to discuss his time on council, pressing issues for Cleveland Heights and our region, and his plans for the future.

As always, our meetings are free and open to the public. Please feel free to bring friends, family and neighbors.