We invite you to join us on Friday, December 15 at 11:30 for the Tillotson Speaker Series. The keynote speaker is Congressman Keith Ellison. All funds will benefit the DCDP. The cost per luncheon is $50 and includes a 3-course meal at Park City Club
We're teaming up with Meals on Wheels on Thursday,December, 21!
A total of 219 candidates filed for the March 6, 2018 Democratic Primary ballot for Dallas County. Of these, 156 filed here in Dallas, and another 63 filed in Austin because they are running statewide or in districts which cross county lines.These huge numbers are all unprecedented, and include many candidates in districts where Democrats have often not run at all for years. Could it be lots of people are thinking 2018 looks like a great year for Democrats? Not just the polls, but the results in Alabama, Virginia, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and many other local and special elections this year are very promising.
A rough count shows these candidates filed for 115 offices, with 59 having no primary opponent, while there are 56 races with two or more candidates. There are some 160 people running for those 56 contested offices, with some races having as many as 10 candidates. Remember that in Texas if no one gets a majority in the primary, there will be a runoff between the top two finishers on May 22.
You can find a list of the filed candidates with their public mailing addresses and email addresses on the Secretary of State's website at https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/candidate-filing/cf-report.aspx
Unfortunately, the order of offices on that list is a little jumbled and there are no links to sites. We have a less confused list with websites and Facebooks for most of the candidates (we're still adding more contact info from the huge number of late filings) on our website at our Meet The Candidates For 2018 page at http://dallasdemocrats.org/elections/candidates2018.html Please notify us of any corrections.
Candidates who filed here were listed as they did, and with filing pictures when they were received, on stoutdemblog.blogspot.com We can still post more filing pictures there if you have them -- send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Because of the resignation of Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, there will be an election for the remaining two years of the term of Dallas County Sheriff on the regular general election ballot for November, 2018. The Democratic nominee will be chosen in the March 6, 2018 Democratic primary. Because of the date of the resignation, filing for the nomination for Sheriff is extended by law to 6 PM on Monday, December 18. (The extension is for five weekdays.) Filing may be made at the DCDP office, 4209 Parry Avenue, Dallas TX 75223, from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Friday, and on Saturday December 9, and from 1 to 6 PM on Sunday, December 10. (We'll be open until 6 PM on Monday Dec. 11 and Monday Dec. 18.) The filing fee is $1250.00 or a petition of 500 signatures.
Notice is hereby given of a drawing to determine the order in which the names of candidates are to be printed on the ballot for the election to be held on March 6, 2018 in Dallas County, Texas The drawing will be held at 6:30 p.m. on December 18, 2017, at CWA Local 6215, 1408 N. Washington Ave., Dallas, Texas.
--Carol Donovan, Officer Conducting Drawing
Por lo presente se da aviso que habra un sorteo para determinar la orden en que apareceran los nombres de los candidatos en la boleta para la eleccion que se celebrara el 6 de Marzo, 2017 en Condado de Dallas, Texas. El sorteo tendra lugar a las 6:30 p.m. el dia 18 de Diciembre de 2017 a CWA Local 6215, 1408 N. Washington Ave., Dallas, Texas.
--Carol Donovan, Oficial Manejando el Sorteo
See who represents Dallas County from the People’s House to the Court House. We’ve compiled elected officials’ websites, Facebook and Twitter accounts, so you don’t have to go looking.
The Leadership Council is a special group within the Dallas County Democratic Party of elected officials who provide financial and leadership support to the party. Our elected officials understand that a strong local party is key to their own success during their initial election and subsequent re-elections. This financial support allows the party to provide more comprehensive voter outreach for candidates and develop expansive “Get Out The Vote” efforts. See the list at this page.