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NOVEMBER 2, 2021

CDWC congratulates the following women on their victories!
  • Congresswoman-Elect Shontel Brown
  • Berea Councilmember At Large Mary K. Brown
  • Cleveland Ward 4 Councilmember-Elect Deborah Gray
  • Cleveland Ward 7 Councilmember-Elect Stephanie Howse
  • Cleveland Ward 12 Councilmember-Elect Rebecca Maurer
  • Cleveland Ward 14 Councilmember Jasmin Santana
  • Cleveland Ward 15 Councilmember Jenny Spencer
  • Cleveland Heights Councilmember-Elect Josie Moore
  • Cleveland Heights Councilmember Davida Russell
  • Euclid City Council President Charlene Mancuso
  • Lakewood Councilmember Sarah Kepple
  • North Olmsted Mayor-Elect Nicole Dailey-Jones
  • Parma Ward 8 Councilmember Linda Kohar
  • Richmond Heights Mayor-Elect Kim Thomas
  • Rocky River Councilmember Christina Morris
  • Rocky River Councilmember-Elect Jeanne Gallagher
  • Strongsville Council Member At Large Kelly Kosek
  • Westalke Ward 5 Councilmember Amy Havelka
AND we also congratulate:
  • Cleveland Mayor-Elect Justin Bibb
  • First-ever elected Mayor of Cleveland Heights Kahlil Seren
And we are very proud that members of the Democratic Party’s Central Committee of Cuyahoga County have elected CDWC Steering Committee Member Meredith Turner to fill U.S. Rep. Shontel Brown's vacant Cuyahoga County Council seat, representing District 9!


This year's brunch, which took place on Saturday, May 15, 2021, was an exhilarating and inspirational virtual gathering of more than 100 activists, candidates, and elected officials from all levels of government and from around the state. 

Congratulations to our awardees:

Heartfelt thanks to our dynamic speakers:

Our thanks also go to: 
Jane Buder Shapiro, Linda Striefsky, State Rep. Juanita Brent, Richmond Heights City Councilwoman Kim Thomas, Lana Moresky, State Sen. Nickie Antonio - and the entire CDWC Steering Committee!


The CDWC accepts gifts via online payment. Please consider supporting us with your annual membership and with an additional donation of whatever amount is right for you.

Every donation makes a difference in our efforts to support strong local, county, and state Democratic Party strategists, leaders, and candidates - especially women - to win at all levels of government. 

Remember, you must be a paid member in order to vote at our endorsement meetings.
If you have questions, please email info@cuyahogadwc.org or call 216-798-8948. 

Stay Informed
Judicial Votes Count
The Ohio Supreme Court, Bar Association, League of Women Voters of Ohio, and others have joined together for "Judicial Votes Count" (JVC) an online website with information on candidates for judge across the state and with educational information about what judges do and how to evaluate candidates. You can visit online at www.judicialvotescount.org. 
The League of Women Voters online voter's guide, VOTE411.org, is where you can find essential information that includes voter guides, absentee ballot and early voting information, biographical information about candidates, and both upcoming candidate forums and videos of forums. 

KEEP UP THE PRESSURE (just because)!

Please continue to make phone calls, especially to both of Ohio's senators, Sherrod Brown [Washington, DC, 202-224-2315; Cleveland, 216-522-7272; Columbus,  888-896-OHIO (6446)] and Rob Portman [Washington, DC, 292-224-3353; Cleveland, 216-522-7095; Columbus, 614-469-7747]. Make sure they know how you feel about the issues that are important to you.

Please check our CDWC Events page and our Other Events to Know About page for listings of happenings of particular interest to Democratic women in Cuyahoga County. 

The Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus is a chapter of the Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus, which is an official caucus of the Ohio Democratic Party. We are dedicated to bringing women into the political process by educating, engaging, and mobilizing women voters to help elect Democrats to office.


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Mailing address:
P.O. Box 6143, Cleveland, OH 44101