On behalf of Defending Democracy, Oxford, Ohio, At-large officers Margarettte Beckwith and Marilyn Elzey presented Don
with an award called Profiles in Courage and Commitment. The award recognizes Don’s decades-long support of Democrats, liberals, and progressives, and includes this language: “In recognition of his unwavering support, encouragement, creative ideas and dedication to progressive causes.” Don received a standing ovation.
The Featured speaker: Rep. Kathleen Clyde, Democratic candidate for Ohio Secretary of State, introduced by Margarette Beckwith. Clyde, four times elected to the Ohio House from Portage County, impressed all of us with her understanding of Ohio election laws and with her determination to undo Republican restrictions on voters’ rights.
Democratic candidates for the Ohio 8th Congressional District, introduced by Steve Jamison: Bill Ebben, Vanessa Enoch, and Ted Jones
Democratic candidates for the Ohio House of Representatives and Butler County Commissioners, introduced by Don Daiker:
Rebecca Howard for the 53rd District of the Ohio House
Dora Bronston for Butler County Commission
Don recognized Jocelyn Bucaro, Chair of the Butler County Democratic Party who, after eight years as Chair, will not stand for re-election. The two candidates for the next Chair of the party were in attendance: Brian Hester and Ronnie Wardrup.
Thank you to Daniel Fairbanks for all the photos.
“Mix ‘n Mingle/Meet ‘n Greet” is fast approaching: 7-10 pm, Friday, March 2, at the Left Field Tavern, 12 Park Place West, Oxford.