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The Democratic Primary Runoffs are over, so now we can cooperate on working to elect our slate of Democratic candidates this November.
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Statewide, Dallas's Lupe Valdez won the nomination for Governor of Texas.
Here in Dallas County, three incumbents lost and voters made choices in several other contests:
Colin Allred was nominated for US House of Representatives, Dist. 32.
Carl Sherman was nominated for State Representative, Dist. 109.
Judge Martin Hoffman was renominated for the 68th Judicial District.
Bridgett Whitmore defeated Judge Carl Ginsberg for the 193rd Judicial District.
Paula Rosales defeated Judge Ken Tapscott for County Court at Law No. 4.
Pamela Luther was nominated for County Criminal Court of Appeals No. 2.
Sasha Moreno was nominated for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4 Place 2.
Edward Wright was nominated for Constable Precinct 4.
Michael Orozco defeated incumbent Beth Villarreal for Constable Precinct 5.
County vote totals, percentages, and maps of showing voting precinct results are at http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/TX/Dallas/74910/202281/Web01/en/summary.html
Statewide figures are at https://enrpages.sos.state.tx.us/public/may22_327.htm
Dallas County Democratic Party Press Release -- Monday April 23:
The Dallas County Republican Party lawsuit, seeking to disqualify Democratic candidates from the General Election in November, has been dismissed by the court as a frivolous lawsuit.
Despite the allegations of the Republicans, the attorneys for the Dallas County Democratic Party demonstrated to the court that the Democratic Party complied with all applicable law. It is the contention of the Democratic Party that "this baseless suit was an attempt by the Republican Party to suppress the rights of voters."
Dallas County Democratic Party Chair Carol Donovan said, "We are delighted to have this matter behind us. This decision insures that democracy has been protected. Democrats will not be divided or distracted. We will continue to defend the rights of voters to choose their elected officials at the ballot box."
Read more at the DMN: Judge dismisses GOP lawsuit
Progressive organizations across the nation are preparing contingency plans for the possibility that President Trump will provoke a constitutional crisis by firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Dallas organizer Liz Wally says "This is a protest we don't want to have", but we have to be prepared.
UPDATE: Now that the FBI has seized records from Trump's attorney Michael Cohen, Trump is practically exploding with wrath and no longer denying any consideration of firing Mueller -- or Sessions or Rosenstein just to get Mueller out. THIS MAY BLOW UP ANY DAY NOW! KEEP WATCHING!!
If this happens, then protests will begin at Dallas City Hall.
IF MUELLER IS FIRED BEFORE 2 PM, THEN PROTESTS WILL TAKE PLACE AT 5 PM.
IF MUELLER IS FIRED AFTER 2 PM, THEN THE PROTEST WILL TAKE PLACE AT NOON THE FOLLOWING DAY.
This is nationwide. See more at Nobody Is Above The Law.
March 19, 2018: Judge Christi Kennedy, a visiting Republican judge from Smith County, categorically rejected a lawsuit by the Dallas County Republican Party and GOP judicial candidate Michael Lee which sought to knock incumbent Democratic Judge Staci Williams off the ballot today as a result of alleged deficiencies in her nominating papers.
"We are delighted by the judge's ruling," said Dallas County Democratic Party Chair Carol Donovan. "This was a cynical political lawsuit filed by the Republicans to subvert the will of the electorate and achieve, through litigation, what the Republican Party could not hope to attain at the ballot box. The judge's decision ensures that the voters- and not a court - will decide the outcome of this election."
Chad Baruch, one of the lawyers for the Democratic Party commented, "This decision reinforces what we have been saying from the beginning, which is that Texas judges decide these cases based on the law and not on politics. Despite cynical suggestions to the contrary, our judges rise above partisan politics in discharging their duty to apply the law. We are delighted that the judge did so in this case, and we never doubted the outcome."
Judge Williams was represented in the case by George "Tex" Quesada, Anthony Farmer, and Thomas R. Phillips.The Dallas County Democratic Party was represented by Chad Baruch, Randy Johnston, and Sarah Duncan.
The 2018 Democratic Primary results from Dallas County are at:
For results in districts which cross county lines (including some for US Congress, State Senator, and State Board of Education), and for the statewide totals, see:
In contests for party office, Carol Donovan was reelected Dallas County Democratic Party County Chair. There were some two dozen contests for Precinct Chair, with no runoffs.
Five incumbent elected officials were defeated by challengers:
State Representative Dist. 104 Roberto Alonzo lost to Jessica Gonzalez.
District Judge of Judicial District 160 Jim Jordan lost to Aiesha Redmond.
Judge of Criminal Court No. 10 Roberto Canas lost to Etta J. Mullin.
Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 4 Place 1 Norris "Stretch" Rideaux lost to Mike Jones.
Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 4 Place 2 Katy Hubener lost to Fred "Action" Jackson and Sasha Moreno.
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.