Our 10 Core Values

The best government is one that is efficient yet understanding – a government that is based not on systems or bureaucracies, but on people, ideas, and values.

There is no substitute for fair and equal representation and strong public participation in a government chosen by election.

We believe in a government that stands on the side of Ohio’s families – that listens, understands, and addresses their concerns.

All Ohioans reap benefits when we, as a county, meet our challenges together. We believe in the equality of all Ohio citizens and condemn any discrimination.

We believe in a society that strengthens Ohio’s families and protects our children.

We believe in the rights of all Ohioans to achieve economic security and find affordable housing, to seek good jobs at a livable wage, and protection for our workers in a growing, robust economy.

We believe in a society that puts the health, safety and prosperity of its citizens first, one that promotes excellence in education, choices in quality health care and a healthy environment for all Ohio citizens.

We believe in a society that values community and protects all Ohio citizens from violence and crime.

We believe in a society that respects our elders, who deserve the right to retire with the resources they need and have earned to support themselves in their golden years.

We believe in pursuing these ideals with honesty and integrity, with respect for the freedoms that we in Ohio are proud to call our own. We believe that the best government is one that is efficient yet understanding – a government that is based not on systems or bureaucracies, but on people, ideas, and values.

Committee Officers

Executive Committee

Chair – Charles Bakle
1st Vice Chair – Denise Gray
2nd Vice Chair – Ron Drasiewski
Recording Secretary – Jo Diehl
Secretary – Dorothy Singer
Treasurer – Connie Allgire

Central Committee

Chair – Penny Bakle
Vice-Chair – Chris Engel
Recording Secretary – Jo Diehl
Treasurer – Connie Allgire

Committee Members

Central Committee members are elected by Defiance County Democrats every four years during the Presidential Primary Election. Vacancies may also be filled by appointment by the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall be authorized to act for the Central Committee in things pertaining to the welfare, business, operation, and organization of the Central Committee. You can find your precinct representative  here.

Precinct Maps

Know what precinct you will be voting as and to help you know who your representatives are.