on the monthly conference call for the Republican National Committees
Womens Coalition, the Pink Elephants, our special guest was
Kellyanne Conway, CEO and President of The Polling Company, Inc.
Mrs. Conway is one of the most quoted and noted pollsters
on the national issues. Many of you may have seen her as one
of the Republican spokespersons on Fox and other major news shows.
In addition to having provided hundreds of demographic and
attitudinal survey projects for statewide and congressional political
races, Kellyanne is Editor and Publisher of WomenTrends. This
is a quarterly publication that provides the latest news on a multitude
of current and prospective lifestyle, financial, health, ethnic,
work, entertainment, green, technological, and generational trends.
Mrs. Conways comments on various voting trends and her advice
on outreach effort which is needed to various groups of women, especially
Hispanic and Asian women, will be of interest to you. You can listen
to Kellyannes comments by clicking on http://www.gop.com/pinkelephantcalls.htm.
We begin a new year in a new political climate and with that comes
new challenges and opportunities.
Our new GOP Chairman, Kevin DeWine, has announced plans to do extensive
outreach for the party across this state now, not just before the
next election. He has underscored the importance of women
voters and candidates and he has recognized the importance of the
Institute in this effort.
Now is the time to recruit new members to the next Institute class.
Now is the time to begin the process of grooming candidates for
the next election. Now is the time to recognize that these
next two years are rebuilding years for the party and we have an
obligation to be part of that rebuilding.
We have opportunities to make a difference. Lets seize
I look forward to seeing you at the summer picnic!
Betty Montgomery, Chair
Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute
Chairman Kevin DeWine's 10 Point Plan
It's time to start leading
Ohio to a better future.
As the new chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, I'm committed
to building a bold, visionary team of Republican leaders who can
help confront today's challenges and create tomorrow's opportunities.
That starts with a strong party organization built around the following
An allegiance to our platform and principles
A strategic focus on candidate recruitment and training
A state-of-the-art voter identification and turnout operation
A strong partnership with all 88 county Republican Party
A commitment to growth through aggressive and diplomatic
An investment in new media and technology
An expansion of fundraising opportunities
An enforcement of strong ethical standards
Rather than simply offering criticism, we need to provide solutions.
Rather than purging our ranks, we need to multiply them. Rather
than always looking back for inspiration, we need to look forward
to a new generation of leaders ready to restore our reputation as
a party of ideas and principle.
Below is my 10-point plan for building a new Ohio Republican Party.
I'm asking for your feedback and your support. To join the team,
visit the Feedback page. I hope you'll also consider making a contribution
to our efforts. Thanks for your interest in Leading Ohio.
Chairman, Ohio Republican Party
Restore our conservative credibility
Develop a broad policy agenda
3. Build beyond our traditional base
4. Re-engage the middle class
5. Connect on campuses
6. Develop advanced voter contact programs
Utilize new technology to improve message delivery
8. Create a comprehensive political education program
9. Improve candidate recruitment
10. Enforce a zero-tolerance policy for misconduct
to download complete plan or
View plan online at www.leadingohio.com
Sullivan Named New Board Member
Mary W. Sullivan, Of Counsel at the Peck Shaffer Law Firm, is the
Leadership Institutes newest Board member. Mary is former
Chairman and Member of the Ohio Elections Committee and Chair of
the Hamilton County Public Defender Commission. She has practiced
Public Finance Law for over 28 years.
Kay Ayres Re-Elected
Member Kay Ayres was re-elected as Ohio Co-Chair of the Ohio Republican
Washington DC Trip
- April 28, 29 & 30th
The 2009 Class will be heading to Washington, D.C. on April 28.
Meetings with both public and private sector leaders are being planned
now by the Program Committee.
If you are interested in attending any part of the D.C. program
and if you need lodging, please contact Linda
Dotson no later than Friday, March 6.
Annual Picnic - Details Coming Soon
Details as to time and place for the Annual Picnic will be announced
in the next several weeks. Check upcoming editions of the newsletter.
Friday, March 27
Board Meeting only - 10 a.m.
Thursday, June 25
Summer Picnic and Board Meeting
4:30 p.m. meeting - 6:30 p.m. Summer Picnic for members
Friday, September 1
Board Meeting only - 10 a.m.
Wednesday, September 16
Orientation/First Class Day - 6 p.m. dinner
Thursday, November 12
Board Meeting and Continuing Education
11:30 a.m. lunch - 1 p.m. continuing education program
Dont forget that the deadline for applications for next years
Institute class is June 30, 2009. Please refer prospective
candidates to our website at www.jadleadershipinstitute.com.
Applications can be downloaded on the website which also includes
a great deal of information which might be of interest to candidates
who want to know more about our program.
our Best Recruiters!
Encourage Quality Women to Apply!
pledged $2.500.00 to benefit women running for office
in honor of Jo Ann's service as Co-chair of the RNC at the November
Jan Hills, Sara Walsh, Kathy Eshelman, Jo
Ann Davidson, Valoria Hoover
Representative Cheryl Grossman (2001 Class) was sworn in
to serve her first term as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives.
to download press release.
Delaplane (2005 Class) was elected
as County Commissioner in Darke County.
Queer (2006 Class) was elected as County Commissioner in Ashland
Gingerich (2007 Class) was elected
as County Recorder in Geauga County.
Nix (2003 Class) was elected as
County Treasurer in Butler County.
Pike (2002 Class) was elected as
Common Pleas Clerk of Court in Darke County.
Meranda (2006 Class) was elected
as Common Pleas Clerk of Court in Brown County.
Douglass takes lead at Belmont CIC office
2008 - ST. CLAIRSVILLE - A key component to success in a tough economy
is the ability to spark the growth of good, living-wage jobs. In
Belmont County, that is the role of the Community Improvement Corporations
Department of Development. Entering 2009, the department moved forward
into the new year with a new executive director at the helm. Sue
Douglass (2001 Class) served as associate director of the CIC/DOD
in 2008, assuming the role previously held by Jason Stanford, who
left in early 2008. In December, the CICs board of trustees
named Douglass as executive director of the department, filling
the position previously held by Eva Lunder, who left in 2007. Click
to view full story
O'Donnell named German Village Society's New Executive Director
2008 - German Village resident Erin ODonnell (2004 Class)
has been named Executive Director of the German Village Society,
effective January 1.
Ms. ODonnell, a lifelong resident of Central Ohio, has more
than 10 years experience working in local, state and federal government
as a fund-raiser and in communications and political-event planning.
to download press release.
Lynn Keels named Ohio School Boards Association President
2009 - Tawana Lynn Keels (2001 Class) was installed as the next
President of the Ohio School Boards Association on Sunday, January
11, 2009 at the Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development
Ostry LeHoty Reappointed as Commissioner of the Court of Claims
Ostry LeHoty (2002 Class) was reappointed to a six-year term as
Commissioner of the Court of Claims of Ohio. She sits on the
appellate bench of the Court of Claims, adjudicating cases under
the Ohio Victims of Crime Act.
Carnes Trains to be a Federal Political Coordinator
Carnes (2004 Class) has taken on new responsibilities in her position
as Realtor. She traveled to Washington D.C. in early February
to participate in a National Association of Realtors training event
to learn how to be a Federal Political Coordinator to work with
her areas federal legislator, Congressman Steve Austria.
Kenley National League of Cities Committee Appointments
City Councilmember Belinda Kenley (2005 Class) was recently appointed
by the National League of Cities to serve on the Small Cities Council
Committee and the Community and Economic Development Council Committee
for 2009. In addition, she is completing a six-month Building
Operator Certification program for her position as Business
Development Director at Waibel Energy Systems in Vandalia, Ohio
Mann Hired as Associate Legal Counsel
Institute Member Heather Mann (2008 Class) was recently hired as
Associate Legal Counsel for the Republican Caucus of the Ohio House
Thurber Starts Corsair Communications
Thurber (2002 Class) has started a new company, Corsair Communications,
which specializes in helping individuals develop and refine their
personal public relations skills for those in the limelight -- from
political candidates to CEOs.
Lowrey Accepts New Position as Director of Community Outreach
Col. Kathy Lowrey (2007 Class), Wing Executive Support Officer and
Community Affairs Manager of the 121st Air Refueling Wing, will
be accepting a new position at the Ohio National Guard's state headquarters
in late winter. She will be serving as the Director of Community
Outreach for the Ohio National Guard. Click
to view full story.