Debate Watch

Come join Dallas County Democrats for the fifth debate between the 2016 Democratic Contenders at Dave & Buster's.

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The DCDP Store's 2016 Collection

Donate $20.16 and receive our 2016 Collection of T-shirt, DCDP logo decal, Turning Texas Blue bumper sticker, and bluebonnet seed packet!

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Primary Polling Locations

Early Voting and Election Day polling locations are now available! 

Senate District Convention Temporary Chairs Elected

This year there will be no Precinct Conventions on Primary Election Day. Instead, Democratic voters from each precinct will gather at their Senate District Conventions to caucus and choose delegates to the State Convention this summer.

These Temporary Chairs and Co-Chairs will find and confirm locations for their Senate District Conventions, and make all the other arrangements for those. That includes designating members and Chairs of the various Convention Committees. This is an enormous task and they will be glad to have any help you can give. Contact them at:

Senate District 2 --
Barbara Rosenberg 214-923-8067  email berosenberg AT
Sally White 214-808-7784 email sallywht AT

Senate District 2 Convention: Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the convention will start at 10 a.m. CWA Hall, 1408 N. Washington, Dallas, Texas 75204. 

Senate District 8 --
Donna Bullard 214-664-3935 email terrybullard AT

Senate District 9 --
Michael McPhail 972-922-6295  email mmcphail1974 AT

Senate District 16 --
David Griggs 214-244-5979 email wdgriggs AT
Janice Schwarz 214-460-7283 email tamsterbath AT
Katherine McGovern 214-755-2762 email ksm51711 AT

Senate District 23 --
Jeff Strater 214-893-1336 email jeffstrater AT
Shay Wyrick-Cathey 214-850-9285 email shaycathey AT

Resolution form for submission to the Texas Democratic Party

The Texas Democratic Party Rules requires that resolutions shall be printed on the form available on the TDP website, in Appendix A of the rules, or from the County Chair/Senatorial District Chair. We've created an online submission form, that you can fill out here. Each resolution will be distributed to the Senatorial District Chairs, but the benefit of submitting it all in one place is that it's a central location and that the resolutions will be available to the public. Anyone who wishes to submit a resolution can do so through their Senatorial District Chair or through us.

Candidates in the 2016 Primary


WHO HAS FILED FOR PUBLIC OFFICE? The candidates are posted on our Candidate Filings 2016 page at, along with the contact information they have given us, including links to websites etc. When candidates first apply for the Primary ballot, we posted them unofficially on  the DCDP Twitter page, and also (with known links and some photos of filings) at The officially filed candidates are also posted (without links, but with mailing addresses) at the Secretary of State's website at

Ballot order for the primary in contested races was determined by a drawing on Tuesday, December 16. That is now shown on the DCDP site and at the Secretary of State site.

WHO HAS FILED FOR PRECINCT CHAIR? As above, those whose filings have been accepted as valid and signed by the County Chair are posted on our Precinct Chair Filings page at If you have applied and it is not there yet, it should be within a few days.

Meet Our February Club of the Month: Lake Highlands/White Rock Democrats


Lake Highland/White Rock Democrats are a group of political activists that support the Democratic Party and its nominees, promote political awareness and participation, and provide a forum for the discussion of issues important to members.

LHWRD meet the third Saturday of each month at the Pointe Center for the Arts and Education on campus of CC Young Retirement Community, 4847 W. Lawther Dr, Dallas 75214. Join them on February 20 at 9:30 AM for coffee, donuts, and socializing. The meeting will begin at 10 AM.

For more information, visit their website or join their Facebook group.

How to be a Delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention

Because the DNC did not allow Texas to have another waiver, we’ve seen our last Texas Two-Step of primary and caucus. That means there will be no precinct conventions on the evening of the Texas Primary, March 1 (Super Tuesday). Instead of attending Precinct Conventions on Primary night, you go to your District Convention March 19 to caucus by precincts there.

Read this memo from the Texas Democratic Party to learn the steps to becoming a delegate and how many delegates are allotted to your senate district.

Senate District Conventions will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The State Convention will be held June 16-18, in San Antonio. Philadelphia hosts the Democratic National Convention the week of July 25.

To those running to be a national delegate, good luck!

Meet Our Officials

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.