Oregon Democratic Club

Kollin Rice, President

Karen Rothenbuhler, Vice President

Bob Rudess, Secretary

Madelyn Vallejo-Welch, Treasurer

The Oregon Democratic Club is a sanctioned club of the Lucas County Democratic Party.  It works to recruit, screen, endorse and elect democratic candidates who jurisdiction includes Oregon, Ohio.  The club meets on the first Thursday of every month at 8 pm at Firehouse #1 at the corner of Wynn and Seaman Roads.  All who consider themselves to be Democrats are invited to attend.


Our meetings usually feature brief presentations by one or more local elected officials or candidates and discussions of current events in the City of Oregon, Lucas County, and the State of Ohio.  National politics also comes up, but the focus is usually on grass-roots efforts on local issues.


For further information, please contact Kollin Rice at 419-697-2424.

Our annual fundraiser, the 28th Annual Muskrat and Kielbasa Dinner will be held on February 8, 2008 at 5pm at United Steelworkers Local #346 Hall at 2910 Consaul,  Admission is $15.

For more information see the flier. 


Volunteers are needed both for this event and for the preparations at the same location at 6pm on February 6, 2008

Endorsed candidates for the election Tuesday November 6, 2007 were:

Oregon City Council:

Paul Lambrecht

Terry Reeves

James Seaman

Mike Sheehy

Clint Wasserman

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From left to right: Clint Wasserman, Mike Sheehy, Paul Lambrecht, U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur, State Representative Matt Szollosi, Jim Seaman, and Terry Reeves.

About the Candidates

Paul Lambrecht

Re-Elect to City Council

Paul Lambrecht was elected to Council in 2005. Presently, he chairs the Parks and Recreation Committee and serves on the Economic Development and Planning and Public Utilities and Environment committees. Paul grew up in Oregon, graduating from Clay High School in 1985. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Toledo in 2000 and is currently pursuing his Masters in Education. Paul served in the Ohio Army National Guard from 1987 to 1997. Paul worked for the Oregon Recreation Department and has volunteered, as a coach, in various sports for over twenty years. He is an avid union supporter who values and protects working family issues and principles. Paul is married to Cindy (Charlton) and they have two children, Alyssa and Trace.

As a city councilman Paul has spearheaded the purchase of additional property contiguous to the existing Municipal Complex, which will allow for the further expansion of all aspects of city services. He has continually supported efforts to protect our environment; he has aggressively supported positive economic growth and is presently participating in the creation of a comprehensive master plan to help continue this growth while protecting the interests of Oregon's citizens. Paul has pledged to continue his commitment to Oregon and it's citizens when re-elected.

Terry Reeves

Elect for City Council

Terry is a life-long resident of this great city. He is currently a teacher with the Toledo Public Schools. He previously worked 14 years as a Longshoreman at the Toledo Docks. He is married to Diane for 21 years and the father of two daughters. Terry graduated from Cardinal Stritch and the University of Toledo. (Bachelor's degree in Education). He is a member of St. Ignatius Church. He has been either the Toledo Federation of Teachers Union Building Representative or Committee member at his school for 12 years. He is a member of the Oregonian Club (currently a trustee). Terry has been a high school football and wrestling coach for 31 years. Terry will work hard for all of the citizens of Oregon. Terry is committed to bring businesses to our great city. He promises to do his very best for the City of Oregon.

James S. Seaman

Re-Elect to City Council

As chairman of the Finance and Budget Committee of Council, Jim has served as a "watch dog" to make sure that the City of Oregon's budget remains balanced and secure. He insists that our tax dollars are used in the most efficient manner. He has fought for and secured our fair share of State and Federal funds for Oregon's future infrastructure needs. He also has co-sponsored a resolution to prevent invasive species of fish from harming the ecosystem in Lake Erie waters. He has supported legislation to obtain the latest and most advanced life support equipment for our safety forces. As chairman of the Finance Committee of Council, he was a driving force in expanding the Oregon's Recreation Program to become one of the best in the state of Ohio. He was a charter member of the committee to build the Seaman Road overpass and worked to double the capacity of Oregon's water treatment plant. Jim is a retired psychologist from the Toledo Public Schools. He is a current member of Oregon City Council and a former President of the Oregon Board of Education. He has been a resident of Oregon for over 30 years. Jim is married to Najah and they have two children. He has a Doctorate and Master's degrees from the University of Toledo. Jim is a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church and the Oregonian Club. He is also a Trustee of the Oregon Growth Corporation and the Oregon/Jerusalem Historical Society.

Michael P. Sheehy

Re-Elect to City Council

Mike has been employed with CSX Railroad for 40 years. He is a Yard Foreman; Road Freight Conductor; and has been an instructor in the CSX Conductor Training Program. Twice elected President of Oregon City Council, he has been chairman of the Police and Fire Committee; Water and Sewer Committee; and is presently chairman of the Public Utilities and Environment Committee. With Sandy, his wife of 30 years, Mike has raised four children. A graduate of Oregon's Cardinal Stritch High School and the University of Toledo, Mike served our nation as a U.S. Army Officer during the Viet Nam War era. He is a member of the Oregonian Club; the Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society; Friends of Pearson Park; United Transportation Union; and St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Mike is a strong advocate of excellent city services, and works for bring new jobs and retail opportunities for our hometown.

Mike Sheehy has been a consistent champion of our environment and has most recently cosponsored legislation to stop invasive species from entering our Great Lakes watershed. He is presently working with area public utilities companies to explore ways to beautify Oregon by reducing and eliminating above ground utilities.

Clint Wasserman

Elect for City Council

Hello, I'm Clint Wasserman and I have a passion for the city of Oregon. I was born and raised in Oregon, and I believe that this city is truly a diamond in the rough. I graduated from Clay High School, received a degree in economics management from Ohio Wesleyan University, and am currently in my final year of law school at the University of Toledo. My family possesses deep roots in this community. My grandfather is Joe Wasserman, the former principal at Coy Elementary. I believe that I possess the knowledge, desire, and drive to be an asset on council. I will represent you with honesty, fairness, and responsibility.






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