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:::October 2013:::

:::July 2013:::

This month, Democratic House Leader and State Representative Tim Greimel will be joining us for our meeting! This is one you don't want to miss!

Be sure to bring all of your friends! For more information about the event, please refer to our events on the right-hand side of the screen or find us on Facebook!

Tim Greimel's Biography:

House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel is serving his first full term in the House of Representatives and first as leader of the Democratic Caucus. He represents the 29th District, which includes the cities of Auburn Hills, Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake Village, Pontiac and Sylvan Lake.

In his role as leader of the caucus, Greimel will direct his fellow Democrats as they fight to restore funding for education at the K-12 level and beyond; restore tax deductions and credits middle-class families rely on, after they were cut to pay for a business tax break; bring new and better jobs to Michigan, especially by working with small businesses; and replace environmental protections stripped for the benefit of corporate special interests.

As a member of the Oakland County Commission beginning in 2007, Greimel has navigated the challenges of cities dealing with fewer resources and fought to provide better public safety for our communities in the form of firefighters, EMTs and police officers. While on the commission, Greimel also advanced a pro-business agenda to lure companies to Oakland County and create jobs.

Greimel – a former school board member for seven years and former school board president – understands that the best investment Michigan can make to ensure its economic turnaround is to prepare our children for the challenges of finding good-paying jobs in a globally competitive marketplace. This will only come by giving our students every available tool to succeed in the classroom.

Before joining the Legislature, Tim worked as an attorney in the field of labor, employment, and civil rights to make sure every worker has the right to find and keep a good job and to protect our hard-working citizens from unfair discrimination by their employers.

He has served as a board member for Transform Pontiac Now, Pontiac Youth Assistance and the Pontiac Veterans Memorial Committee. He has also been involved in the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce, the Auburn Hills Optimist Club and the Oakland County Veterans Group in addition to teaching Sunday School.

Greimel received a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science, a master’s in public policy and a law degree from the University of Michigan.

:::June 2013:::

Thank You Traci Kornak, 3rd Congressional District Chair for updating us on MDP news,

Lon Johnson's "100, 100, 100 plan" and for informing us about things we can do to get ready for our 2014 elections!

:::May 2013:::

Thank you Lansing Mayor ( and former Michigan Gubenatorial Candidate) Virg Bernero for joining us for our meeting,

talking to use about Gubenatorial candidate Mark Schauer and what's happening in Lansing!

:::April 2013:::

Please congratulate Harry Marshall who has been selected as the Senior Citizen representative for the 3rd Congressional District this year at the Jeff Jack dinner at Cobo Hall on April 20th, and will be seated with Vice President Joe Biden. Harry has been a great contributor to our party in many ways. He has run for County Commissioner as well as volunteering to help many other campaigns. Harry has also served his country and is a Vietnam War Veteran. He is a cancer survivor and has had 2 liver transplants because of the cancer. Please join me and the entire Calhoun County Democratic Party in thanking Harry not only for serving his country but for being an outstanding representative of Calhoun County.

:::March, 2013:::

It was great having Lon Johnson the New Chaiman of the Michigan Democratic Party speak at our "2014 is now" event. He was dynamic, goal driven, and has brought a new excitement to the party. At the county level we are fired up and ready to go. If you have ever thought about joining the Calhoun County Democratic Party (Family) now is a great time. There are many ways you can make a difference..... become a candidate, a volunteer, or make a donation to the Calhoun County Democratic Party. There are endless ways you can help make a difference for all of the hard working families, woman, seniors, teachers, police officers, firefighters and their collective bargaining rights. We also need to make 100% sure that the voting rights of everyone living in Michigan as well as America are protected. I am very proud and honored to be the Chairman of the Calhoun County Democrat Party and work with such great board members. Now with the excitment and hard work of Lon Johnson we are all ready to go.

MDP Chair, Lon Johnson receiving his Dare to Soar Award with CCDP Chair, Dave Morgan

:::February 13, 2013:::

You're going to just LOVE our February 27, 2013 CCDP Meeting!

We're in for a treat this February!  We invite you to come hear Tina Yost of Calhoun County Family Court, who will address some of the proposed changes to our court systems. We'll also have news from the big MDP convention and words from our locally elected officials. We'll bring the snacks, you bring your friends! We can't wait to see you again!

:::January 11th, 2013:::

Exciting News for our January 23, 2013 CCDP General Meeting!

We have exciting news! Mark Brewer, chair of the Michigan Democratic Party will be the keynote speaker for our first meeting of 2013. He'll join us to talk about what's happening in Lansing and around the state. Be sure to bring your friends to this one!  Also speaking will be CCDP's first "Dare to Soar" award recipient, Connie Cole Burland. Connie, a retired school teacher, is the founder of "The Panther Locker Program" which helps provide impoverished and homeless Pennfield school system students with everything they need to be ready for the school year. This program runs on donations, so please help "The Panther Locker Program" by bringing one or more of the following to the January meeting: clothes, shoes, winter gear, backpacks, school supplies, and personal care items. This is one meeting you don't want to miss! See you there! For more information or directions, please see our upcoming events.

:::December, 18th, 2012:::

A message from our new county chair, Dave Morgan:

"Saturday I was honored to have been elected to serve as the new Chair of the Calhoun County Democratic Party. With this position comes great responsibility to serve with the integrity and dedication that every person in Calhoun County deserves. The term is for two years and I look forward to working with newly elected 1st Vice Chair Karmel Puzzuoli, 2nd Vice Chair Harry Marshall, 3rd Vice Chair Jon Krause, 4th Vice Chair Carey Whitfield, Corresponding Secretary Sarah Lawrence, Recording Secretary  Ryan M Lothschultz, Treasurer Eric Strough, Trustee Jake W. Smith, Trustee Stephanie Krause, and Trustee Eusebio Solis. I can say without a doubt we have filled our Executive Board with a group of people who will bring some excitement and a new life to our party. I hope if you have ever thought about getting involved in making Calhoun County a better place for all, you will think about doing so now. Stay tuned for more information and the schedule for our meetings and events in 2013."

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