Clinton County Democratic Party

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December business meeting in Elsie, NOT Dewitt

The Clinton County Democratic Party will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, December 7, at Cooters’s Bar and Grill, 123 E. Main Street, Elsie, Michigan. Social time is slated from 6:00-7:00 pm, followed by the business meeting at 7pm.

The evening will be highlighted by Ms. Dana Nestle, Democratic candidate for Secretary of State; those in attendance will have an opportunity to meet the candidate and to ask questions. Following a short business meeting will be held. Area Democrats are encouraged to attend to share ideas and to discuss current political issues.

Food and drinks will be available from the menu.

Come out to the Clinton County Dem Social Gathering at Jimmy’s Pub

Date:  Wednesday, December 6,  6 PM – 8 PM
Location: Jimmy’s Pub, 16830 Chandler Rd, East Lansing, MI
A fun gathering to get to know other area Democrats, share ideas about issues you may be concerned about, enhance networking of those with similar ideals, and a positive environment to share your frustrations and concerns.

Light snacks and soft drinks will be provided. Other beverages can be purchased individually.
Please RSVP Theresa Kidd at 517-449-5980 or

Come hang out with the Clinton Count Democrats at Bath Days!

On August 4th and 5th the CCDP will be at the Bath Days events participating with the festivities. We’ll have a tent and we’ll be listening and talking with anyone who wants to share more about how the local Democrat party can help represent all of us better. We also need a few volunteers to make sure everything runs smoothly. You can find the schedule here. If you can help us out, please email us at

Our 2017 Spring Banquet is set! Be there on May 5th

You and your guest are cordially invited to the Clinton County Democratic Party Spring Banquet.

Friday May 5th, 2017
6:00 pm – Cash Bar and Social Hour
7:00 pm – Barbecue Dinner Buffet

Eagle Eye Banquet Center, the Hillside Room
15500 S. Chandler Rd., East Lansing, MI

We will have two special guests:

Jocelyn Benson, who served as Dean of Wayne Law at WSU from 2012 through 2016 and is the current director of the Levin Center at Wayne State, and is also on the Board of Directors of the Southern Poverty Law Center, is the President and co-founder of Military Spouses of Michigan, and also an author.

Lavora Barnes, the Chief Operating Officer of the Michigan Democratic Party.

Tickets are limited and there is a discount for purchasing them by April 15th.

The official invitation and ticket order form can be found here:
CCDP Spring Banquet 2017 Invitation

John Austin for State Board of Education Fundraiser

John Austin Heading

Greetings fellow Clinton County Democrats,

Laurie Bechhofer and Johanna Balzer will be hosting a fundraiser for John Austin, who is running for reelection to the State Board of Education. As the President of the State Board of Education, John Austin has been a tremendous leader in education, helping to close the achievement gap, support safe schools, and to make quality education accessible to all. Unfortunately, his opponents for the State Board of Education are trying to dismantle public education in the state of Michigan.

Below, you can find a link that will allow you to download the flier for this event that has further details regarding the fundraiser. It will be held Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the home of Ron and Johanna Balzer, 3450 Clark Road, Bath from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Please RSVP to attend. Suggested donation amounts are $50, $100, or $250. Donors can bring checks with them made out to Austin for Michigan, or they can give online at this event-specific link: If you are unable to attend the fundraiser, you can still donate to Austin for Michigan at the link.

If you have questions you can contact Johanna Balzer or Laurie Bechhofer directly via the phone number and emails found on the .pdf flier, which can be downloaded from here: Austin for Michigan Flier

We hope to see you there!

(Note: the map below does not correspond to the location of the address.)

Endorsed Candidates for the 2016 General Election and MLive Voter Guide

Hello all,

The “Candidates” page of our website has been updated to include all of the endorsements the Clinton County Democratic Party has made, as well as links to more information for each candidate as well as a downloadable flier. You can find that page by clicking on the  Candidates link above, or by clicking on the “Candidates” tab at the top of the page.

The MLive Media Group has also released their handy MLive Voter Guide for this election, which will help you find candidates that you can vote for in your area. I highly recommend using this resource to learn more about the candidates that will be on your ballot this November.

I also want to include a reminder that we’ll be having our monthly meeting on October 6th, at 7:00 PM at DeWitt City Hall, 414 E. Main Street.

Clinton County Democrats’ “Seis de Mayo Fiesta!” Fundraiser


Greetings fellow Clinton County Democrats,

Please join us Friday, May 6, 2016 at 6:00 PM for a spirited evening of political camaraderie with folks who understand how government is supposed to work, and meet the new chair of the Michigan Democratic Party, Brandon Dillon.

There will be a cash bar and social hour starting at 6:00 PM, followed by a Mexican nacho dinner buffet at 6:45 PM. Our keynote speaker is 5th District U.S. Representative Dan Kildee.

Admission is $45 per person, and $25 per student. Reservations must be paid in advance, and the mail-in form can be downloaded at this link: 2016 Fundraiser Form. Please remember to make checks payable to Clinton County Democratic Party. The form must be mailed in by April 27.

The Fiesta will be held at the Hillside Room at Eagle Eye Banquet Center, 15500 S. Chandler Rd., East Lansing. If you have any questions, please contact us by email at or by phone at 517-512-9555.

Thank you, and we hope that we see you there!

Clinton County Democrats 2016 Spring Banquet

Greetings, fellow Democrats!

Please plan to join us on Friday, May 6, at the Eagle Eye Banquet Center for our annual spring banquet. We’re getting ready for the long road ahead of this year, where we’ll be fighting for a positive vision for Clinton County, the State of Michigan, and the United States.

Details will be available soon. If you have any questions, please email us at

Don’t forget our monthly meetings on the first Thursday of every month, at DeWitt City Hall, 414 E. Main Street.