Annual Johnson Jordan Dinner

Democrats will gather next month to honor Dallas County elected officials at the Eighth Annual Johnson Jordan Dinner,

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Best Burger Bash Yet!

More than 130 Dallas County Democrats came out for our annual Burger Bash to share burgers, drinks, and games with us.

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Dallas Democrats Welcome Our Next Lieutenant Governor Leticia Van de Putte

We had a great time welcoming Senator Leticia Van de Putte to Dallas, part of her statewide bus tour. More than 120 supporters crowded our headquarters to say they're on Team LVP.

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Texas Democratic Convention Coming to Dallas this Summer!

Wendy Davis, Leticia Van de Putte and you! Along with the Texas Democratic Party, we invite you to the best Texas Democratic State Convention yet.

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Turning Texas Blue T-shirts

Hot off the union printing presses! Take a Turning Texas Blue T-shirt home today. Keeping Dallas County "Blue" costs nearly $190,000 annually and we sincerely appreciate every dollar!

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Democratic Primary Runoff is May 27

Your Democratic Primary Runoff candidates, their ballot order, and a warning about Kesha Rogers.

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Annual Johnson Jordan Dinner

Honoring the Elected Officials of Dallas County

Democrats will gather next month to honor Dallas County elected officials at the Eighth Annual Johnson Jordan Dinner, benefiting the Dallas County Democratic Party, featuring nationally known criminal defense attorney Mark J. Geragos as our keynote speaker.

JJ Dinner sponsorships and RSVP here

Join Our Team: Internship Opportunities Available Now

The Dallas County Democratic Party has an immediate opening for spring interns. We are hiring now through June 1, 2014. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, Democratic Primary Runoff Election work and field operations. 

Summer interns will be hired from June 8 through August 15, 2014, and positions include field and get out the vote operations, communications and special projects. 

Interns will:

  • Learn the ins and outs of campaigns
  • Organize their community for Democratic causes, candidates, and efforts
  • Gain valuable skills that will help on future campaigns

Résumés with cover letter should be sent to exec AT dallasdemocrats.org. 

Dallas County Democratic Party interns with Wendy Davis at the Senate District 16 Convention 

Volunteers are always welcome. If you're not an intern candidate, sign up to volunteer with the DCDP

DCDP Seeking Full-Time Field Director

The Dallas County Democratic Party is seeking a full-time Field Director to join our team. The Field Director will help design and execute programs for another successful Dallas countywide coordinated campaign for 2014, and expand the Party base for future election cycles. For more information, see this pdf.

Club of the Month: Dallas County Young Democrats

DCYD is the official club for Democrats ages 14-40 in Dallas County. They are members of the Young Democrats of America and Texas Young Democrats.

Statement: "The purpose of this organization shall be to mobilize and energize young professionals who are interested in progressive candidates and issues within the Democratic Party and to promote progressive, liberal agendas within the State of Texas and Dallas, County."

They meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at  Sunset Lounge, 3030 Ross Ave. Dallas, TX 75204. Their next meeting is Tuesday, April 8, and they post events as they come on social media.

DCYD Twitter: https://twitter.com/DCYD

DCYD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DallasYD

DCYD Website: http://www.dallasyoungdemocrats.org

For more information, email info AT dallasyoungdemocrats.org

Democratic Primary Runoffs

In Texas, candidates must get a majority of the votes in the primary or the top two have to be in a runoff. This year that will be on Tuesday, May 27. Runoff ballot order is shown after their name on this list. 
These will be the runoffs we will see in Dallas County:

US Senator: 

David M. Alameel 1

Kesha Rogers 2

Commissioner of Agriculture: 

Jim Hogan 1

Richard "Kinky" Friedman 2

State Board of Education, Dist 13: 

Erika Beltran 1

Andrea Hilburn 2

State Representative, Dist 105: 

Terry Meza 1

Susan Motley 2  

Judge, Co Criminal Court No. 5: 

Lisa Green 1

Etta J. Mullin 2

District Clerk: 

Felicia Pitre 1

Tarsha Hardy 2  

County Treasurer: 

Bennie Elnora Brown 1

Pauline Medrano 2 

JP, Pct No. 4, Pl 1: 

Norris 'Stretch' Rideaux 1

Mary Abeyta 2

JP, Pct No. 4, Pl 2: 

Fred Jackson 1

Katy Hubener 2  

JP, Pct No. 5, Pl 1: 

Melissa J. Bellan 1

Sara Martinez 2  

Constable, Pct No. 5: 

Michael Orozco 1

Beth Villarreal 2

Precinct Chair 4035:

John Tackaberry 1

Roberto Junior Alonzo 2 

You can find links to the websites and the contact information for these candidates at our primary candidate filings page.

Warning About Kesha Rogers

One candidate in the runoff for US Senator is Kesha Rogers, a follower of convicted felon Lyndon LaRouche. Our Texas Democratic Party State Chair Gilberto Hinojosa sent out this notice: 

"Kesha Rogers is one of the candidates on the ballot for U.S. Senator in the Democratic primary -- but do not be fooled. Kesha Rogers is not a Democrat.

Ms. Rogers is part of the "LaRouche Movement," which has a history of violent rhetoric. The focus of her campaign is impeaching President Obama. Rogers has even paraded around Texas with a poster of the President with a Hitler mustache.

Rogers believes that the U.S. economy is secretly controlled by London financial institutions and she has advocated for colonizing Mars.  That's not what real Democrats stand for.

The Texas Democratic Party does not support the candidacy of Kesha Rogers or anyone that aligns themselves with the LaRouche Movement. Our State Democratic Executive Committee even issued a resolution against her campaign. Do not vote for Kesha Rogers in the primary. Rogers' candidacy is a insult to our Party, our President, our state, our Democratic values, and to all the work you are doing to move our state forward. Do not vote for Kesha Rogers."

--Gilberto Hinojosa, Chair, Texas Democratic Party

Read the Texas Democratic Party Resolution on Kesha Rogers as a pdf at this page.

 Endorsements?

The Democratic Party does not endorse opposed candidates in the primary or the runoff, but some Democratic clubs and organizations and officials do, as well as various other groups. Just for fun, Democratic State Committee member James White has compiled an unofficial list of those endorsements he's heard of, as a GoogleDoc at this page.  

Be aware: several groups did not endorse, or didn't let James know about them, and very often candidates win despite having few or no endorsements. Voters make up their own minds, and rightly so. Study the candidates and issues and use your own judgment. Let's pick the best ones in the runoffs so that on May 28, we can all come together and work for the whole Democratic ticket this fall.