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Madison County Democrats

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Our Team


Susan Wilson, Party Chair

Susan Wilson is currently the Chair of the Madison County Democrats. She is recently retired from the City of Columbus Department of Public Utilities and former President of Communications Workers Local – CWA Local 4502.  She is a proud resident of London moving here in 1979 from Southeastern Ohio.  Susan cares about issues that impact families and kitchen table economics. 

Cris Martinez, Vice Chair

Cris is the vice-chair for the Madison County Democrats. Cris and his wife, Betty moved to Ohio from Texas in 2021. Cris most recently served in Texas as the Chairman of the Appraisal review board for his county. He is a lifelong Democrat who served his previous party for 8 years. Cris and his wife of 40 years, Betty, have 5 children together. He will be looking for opportunities to give our party more presence in our communities, and expand our message of inclusion to all of our voting public.


Amity Wahl, Webmaster

Webmaster for the Madison County Democratic Party. Website and Digital Projects Administrator for the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Life-long Democrat. Mom of two.

Jeff Niemeyer, Treasurer

Jeff is a graduate of The Ohio State University (B.S. in Agriculture Economics) and Ohio University (M.B.A.). He is an accountant and owner of National Tax Service and an adjunct professor for Franklin University. Jeff is a proud, lifelong Democrat. He is married to Barb and they have two children and four grand dogs.


Melody (Mel) Claar, Secretary

Secretary of the Madison County Democratic Party since July of 2019.  Retired in 2018 from Speedway LLC corporate office after 46 years of employment.  Life-long Democrat.  Lives at Choctaw Lake in London.  Wife, mom and grandma.

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Peggy Garrison, Parade Chair

Peggy is a retired United Methodist Minister with over 40 years experience in the parish, as a teaching seminary, in directing programs and as a pastoral counselor.  Peggy has degrees from Miami University, United Theological Seminary, Wright State University and  from the joint degree program between Northwestern University and Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary.  She was born in Madison County and now lives on the family farm.  Peggy is an advocate for Madison County Democrats having their voices heard through voting, by supporting candidates, and via a social media presence.  She believes that for democracies to work, citizens must engage with their government.

Cheryl Brockman, Chair, Citizenship Award Program

Cheryl has lived in Madison County since 2005.  She retired from Jonathan Alder School district in 2017 after working there 30 years.  Cheryl enjoys working on the Citizenship Committee because she wants to see more young people get involved in their communities. The future of our country is counting on young people being informed voters and educated citizens.

Our Team

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