Bailey earns state GOP honor

Staff report

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Federation of Republican Women recently honored Cindy Bailey at its Biennial Tribute to Women event. Bailey is a member of the Blanchester Women’s Republican Club, which nominated her for the recognition.

“The women honored by the OFRW are outstanding examples of Republicanism in the OFRW and their local communities,” said OFRW President Lyn Bliss. “The Tribute to Women event honors unit club members who have given their time and talent to promote Republican candidates and values.

“In addition to supporting the election of excellent candidates, criteria for being honored may include things such as serving in government offices, accomplishing meaningful results in professional life, successfully rearing families and volunteering in civic and/or church organizations,” Bliss continued.

Bailey has been secretary and is currently president of the BWRC.

She is serving her second term as Clerk of Courts for Clinton County, and belongs to the Ohio Clerk of Courts Association. Prior to completing her paralegal degree in 2004, she worked as an administrative assistant to the judge and magistrate. She is a voting location manager for the Clinton County Board of Elections and volunteers at Republican headquarters.

She is a 2012 graduate of the Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute. Bailey also graduated from the Clinton County Leadership Institute, serving as secretary.

Civic affiliations have included United Way of Clinton County (served as president and secretary), Downtown Wilmington Community Improvement Corporation and Clinton County Women’s Club. A life-long member of Grace Methodist Church in Blanchester, Cindy has sung in the choir, taught Sunday School, and chaired the Staff Parish Relations Committee. A member of the Wilmington Emmaus Community, she was lay director of the Women’s Walk in 2008.

Bailey and her husband, Jim, have been married 32 years. The couple has two children, Kaitlyn and Joshua. They soon will have a daughter-in-law, Jessica.

Founded in 1929, the OFRW has thousands of active members in local clubs across the state. The OFRW is affiliated with the National Federation of Republican Women, one of the largest women’s political organizations in the country. The grassroots organization recruits and elects Republican candidates, advocates the GOP’s philosophy and initiatives, and empowers women in the political process. For more information regarding the OFRW, please visit

Information for this article was provided by the OFRW.

Staff report