Endorsement Meeting: 

Cleveland Heights City Council 

Our endorsement meeting for candidates for Cleveland Heights City Council is tonight, July 8th at 7 PM via zoom.   If you want to vote on this endorsement, you must have joined the Club by June 8.  If you were a paid up member last year, you may re-new by paying dues up to the date of the endorsement meeting. We would appreciate any payments be made early in the day in order to facilitate meeting preparations.

Register For Meeting: 

The meeting agenda will include, for each candidate, a short candidate introduction and 5 minutes for questions to that candidate from our voting members in the audience.  After all the candidate segments are finished, we will report the Screening Committee recommendations.  Then there will be a 20-minute period for discussion among our members.  The voting, using Zoom polling, will follow.
  • For those who would like to ask a question, please keep the questions concise, and truly questions, not speeches.  The Q&A period and discussion period are not intended to be a debate among candidates. There will be a one-minute limit on a candidate answer.  
  • Candidates will receive information about the order of presentation.

Who Are The Candidates: 

Note: These are the candidates who submitted questionnaires 
  • Davida Russell
  • Lee Barbee
  • Tony Cuda
  • Craig Cobb
  • Al Snodgrass

The Vote:

The vote will be by secret ballot and will occur at the end of the meeting.  We will announce results at the end of the meeting.

We will share the link to the questionnaires in the chat during the Zoom meeting, but we recommend that you please review the candidate questionnaires before the meeting. Click button below. 

VOTE NEEDED FOR ENDORSEMENT – Our bylaws provide that an endorsement requires votes from 60% of those present and voting.  

MULTI-OPENING BALLOT PROCEDURE - Because this is a Multi-Opening race, meaning there are 4 seats open, each voter may vote for up to 4 candidates.  (These are special rules in our bylaws for Multi-Opening races, which don’t apply to races like the congressional primary or the mayoral primary or general election.)   
  • For a Multi-Opening race like this one, with 4 openings on the ballot, if fewer than 4 candidates each achieve 60% in the voting, then there is a second ballot.  (This does not apply to a single candidate race, like the Congressional seat.)  The second ballot, which our bylaws call a “single run-off election”, includes only those candidates who did not achieve endorsement in the first ballot. So, those unsuccessful candidates get one more chance to achieve 60%.   There are no further ballots.
**RSVP is required, but bringing a dish is not. Please RSVP below so we know how much food to buy ☺️
If you have questions, please contact Linda Striefsky at

Thanks for your support for Cleveland Heights Democrats!  Let’s all work to turn Ohio blue!

Linda Striefsky
Cleveland Heights Democrats

Pay Your 2021 Dues Here

If you have not already done so, please pay your membership dues.  You can pay your $25 dues online by clicking the button below, or click the other button to let us know you would like a check to be picked up by a member of the Executive Board. 
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Please make checks payable to the following:

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2021 Dues

*If you choose to mail the check, please keep in mind post office delays.  (I hate to have to remind you of the slowness of the post office, but it is what it is.)  

**If you were a member last year (meaning dues paid), you may renew your membership up to the endorsement vote.  However, as we may still be holding meetings remotely as COVID restrictions are adjusted, we ask that you try to avoid last minute payment of dues. 
Our work is made possible through the generous contributions of our members. Please consider donating below. 
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