The Geauga County Democratic Party Platinum Membership is a good value because it prepays you for ten of our Party events in 2017. It provides entry to our St. Patrick's Dinner & Party, the Annual Dinner with Jerry Springer, the reception prior to the Annual Dinner, our Steak Roast, and all our "Spaghetti served with a Hot Topic" nights. It also makes makes you a member of the Democratic Club.
Platinum membership is a great value because you’re making 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. Click here to sign up for the Platinum membership.
You can pay for your membership on line in a lump sum of $500 or in payments. Choose the three payment option at $166.66 or the six payment option at $83.33 per month.
A couple's Platinum membership is available for $850. The three payment for that option would be $283.33 and the six payment option would be $141.66.
As a Platinum Member, you'll get recognition at all our events; on the membership board at the headquarters and on our website. Last year, we had more Platinum members than in any previous year!
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 accomplisments…we’ve maintained an interactive web site that receives over a million hits a year, maintained our own voter data base and staffed a permanent headquarters in the heart of Geauga County for the last twelve years. The Obama campaign used our headquarters to hit the ground early in both of their successful campaigns.
We've been able to create an effective presence in a traditionally RED county but only because of your support. The combination of funding from our Platinum, Sustaning 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 2017 events including dinners and receptions. In past years, we've hosted Senator Sherrod Brown, Congressman Tim Ryan, Governor Ted Strickland, First Lady Frances Strickland, 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 others.
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.
In the 2015, 2013, 2011 and 2009 elections we assisted Democrats in school board, council, and township races. We now have 19 Democrats that serve voters in Geauga County.
In 2014 and 2016, we helped Dr. Patterson retain his seat in the Ohio Legislature. We also helped Judge Rice and Judge Cannon win re-election in 2014.
All that didn't happen by accident.