Democrats open headquarters

LIMA — As Tuesday, Nov. 8, quickly approaches, the Democratic Party of Allen County now has a place to call home for mid-term elections.

The headquarters will be a central location for citizens to learn more about the local Democratic party, register to vote, obtain yard signs in support of Democratic candidates and volunteer to help elect Democrats.

Alice Donahue said that it’s a place to “Just hang out with people that are like-minded and where you can go if you want any questions answered about what we believe in and in what direction we think the country needs to go.”

Allen County Democratic chairman Jeff Sites said, “We’re opening the Allen County Democratic office here so we can distribute signs for all the candidates that are running across the state. It’s very important for women out there. As we know with Roe, we have seen an uptick in voting registration. We have registration forms until October 11 which is the deadline for registering.”

Carter Kohli, a senior at Shawnee, came in to get involved. “I think they (students) are concerned. They don’t know how to apply that concern,” Kohli said. “A lot of times kids feel frustrated and don’t really know how to apply themselves or they don’t feel like they have the time to volunteer. So I think more outreach on what kids can do is important because I think kids want to help, they just don’t know how.”

The new office located at 206 East Market Street will serve as the headquarters for all Allen County Democratic operations. The headquarters will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Reach Dean Brown at 567-242-0409

Dean Brown joined The Lima News in 2022 as a reporter. Prior to The Lima News, Brown was an English teacher in Allen County for 38 years, with stops at Perry, Shawnee, Spencerville and Heir Force Community School. So they figured he could throw a few sentences together about education and business in the area. An award-winning photographer, Brown likes watching old black and white movies, his dog, his wife and kids, and the four grandkids - not necessarily in that order. Reach him at [email protected] or 567-242-0409.