Election 2017 Endorsement Information & Voter Information


Members are the key to voting on endorsements but are also vital in their participation in the endorsement interviews and then working to ensure our candidates win!  In order to be a voting member your membership must be paid up to date at least 30 days prior to the endorsement meeting.  Memberships run on a calendar year if an annual membership and expire every December 31.  If you are a monthly sustaining member there is no expiration!   You can join or renew your membership today online  by clicking on the Membership tab.

To volunteer and help with the endorsement process contact Kate Kennedy, VP for Political Strategy:  kate.kennedy@clevelandstonewalldems.org



To be endorsed a candidate must be a registered Democrat, submit a CSD questionnaire and receive 60% of the membership vote. In addition we encourage you to schedule a brief interview with our screening committee and address the membership at our endorsement meeting, at which the vote takes place.  To access your questionnaire, scroll down to an alphabetical list of cities and current primary races, then click on your city. Complete the page requesting identifying and contact information and reply to the questions. The entire survey should take you no longer that 20 minutes.

When you have completed the questionnaire, click submit and your answers will be stored securely to protect your confidentiality. After your completed questionnaire has been received, you will be contacted to arrange an interview with our screening committee. Please be aware that you must be a registered Democrat to receive our endorsement.

If you have questions, please contact stonewall.endorsements@gmail.com.


The next round of endorsements will be in September: Screening committee interviews will be held on Saturday September 9 and the endorsement meeting and membership vote on Thursday, September 14.

Questionnaire links and deadlines for these cities will be posted in August in anticipation of endorsements for the General Election:  Berea, Beachwood, Cleveland Heights, East Cleveland, North Royalton, Olmsted Falls, Parma, Rocky River, Shaker Heights, South Euclid and University Heights.


Endorsements for Cleveland, East Cleveland Mayor, Lakewood City Council, and North Olmsted were completed on July 14.

Cleveland Stonewall Democrats Announce First Endorsements in Election 2017

Cleveland Stonewall Democrats is proud to endorse the following candidates in Election 2017:

Cleveland Mayor:  Frank Jackson

Cleveland City Council Ward 1: Terrell Pruitt

Cleveland City Council Ward 2: Debra Lewis-Curlee

Cleveland City Council Ward 3: Kerry McCormack

Cleveland City Council Ward 5: Phyllis Cleveland

Cleveland City Council Ward 6: Blaine Griffin

Cleveland City Council Ward 7: Mansfield Frazier

Cleveland City Council Ward 8: Michael Polensek

Cleveland City Council Ward 10: Anthony Hairston

Cleveland City Council Ward 11: Dona Brady

Cleveland City Council Ward 12: Anthony Brancatelli

Cleveland City Council Ward 13: Kevin Kelley

Cleveland City Council Ward 15: Matt Zone

Cleveland City Council Ward 16: Brian Kazy

Cleveland City Council Ward 17: Martin Keane


Lakewood City Council At-Large:  Tom Bullock, Cindy Marx, Ryan Nowlin


North Olmsted City Council Ward 2: Chris Glassburn


No candidate earned the necessary 60% support for Cleveland City Council Wards 4 and 14. No candidate earned the necessary 60% support for East Cleveland Mayor. No candidate sought CSD’s endorsement in Cleveland City Council Ward 9. These races may be reconsidered at the next endorsement meeting on September 14.

For more information visit www.clevelandstonewalldems.org


Election and Voter Information:  County Board of Elections Sites