For 30 years, Dan Wood has practiced law in the trial and appellate courts of Texas. Wood is a graduate of Terrell High School, a former student at Texas A&M University, and a Baylor Law School graduate receiving a J.D. in 1986. Wood has been active in his hometown of Terrell currently serving as chair of the Terrell Library Advisory Board, and formerly serving as a city councilman and mayor pro tem. Wood was the 2012 Democratic nominee for Place 2 on the Dallas Court of Appeals.
Danielle J. Pellett is an FDR 'New Deal Democrat' seeking the opportunity to represent Texas' 32nd Congressional District in the US House, which stretches from the Park Cities, Lakewood, and goes all the way up into Wylie. Danielle has been a long standing activist for LGBTQIA rights, including forming the first Transgender Student organization in a Texas University and successfully lobbied for gender neutral single-occupant bathrooms back in 2005.
Due to her history as a former libertarian-leaning Republican, Danielle not only understands how conservatives think, but knows how to beat them at their own game. Her passion lies in overhauling current patterns of political engagement in order to tackle today’s problems through embracing empathy and using inclusive, non-linear problem-solving techniques. One such non-linear solution is to simplify and streamline DACA to make a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, who would begin to pay into Social Security to strengthen the system and make it solvent for another decade without cutting benefits to the elderly.
She not only believes in defending the rights of the individual over the corporation, but has shown an aptitude to do ‘the impossible’ when told the odds are too great. At the Texas Democratic Convention in 2016, her group, Petition Resolutions to Enact on the Platform (PREP), engaged in direct democracy to get all three of their resolutions passed as separate floor votes by the entire delegation, focusing on an environmental jobs program based off of Clinton’s Clean Energy Challenge, strengthening President Obama’s FATCA law against illegal tax shelters, and removing corporate lobbyists from being super delegates.
"People are empowered to make their own decisions by strengthening democracy by participating at the grassroots, not by politicians who take money from special interests and lobbyists," says Pellett.
Eric Poole is the Democratic candidate for House District 102, which covers parts of Far North Dallas (north of 635), Addison, and Richardson. Eric is a successful businessman and attorney and is currently an executive at the world’s largest eyeglass manufacturer. He has a law degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA from SMU.
As a Representative, Eric will fight for Texas’ working families. He will work to raise the minimum wage, provide pay equity for women, and guarantee paid family and medical leave. In particular, Eric is concerned about the well-being of Texas’ children, and ensuring that they have a fair shot at success. That is why he will work to expand access to early childhood education and reduce the cost of college education.
Despite Hillary Clinton having won House District 102 by 9.5%, it is currently represented by a Republican who in her last campaign raised $370,000 from corporations and Super PACs and only $3,000 from individuals living in the district. Follow Eric’s campaign at www.facebook.com/ericpoolefortexas for opportunities to support a Representative who will fight for the values of Dallas County, and not the values of a handful of special interests.
Brandy K. Chambers is an attorney and a mediator who believes that everyone should have a voice. Mrs. Chambers has dedicated her life to making sure that people are heard. As a mediator, she has listened carefully and crafted resolutions for people locked in conflict. As an employment attorney, she has worked to ensure that workers are treated fairly by their employers. She has supported rape victims as the Vice President on the Board of Directors for The Turning Point and has raised money for vulnerable children and families as a member of Attorneys Serving the Community. Today, she advocates for the elevation of women in the legal profession as a Co-VP of the Dallas Women Lawyers Association.
Mrs. Chambers is running for office because she believes that the rights of minorities and the disenfranchised are under attack. In the law, silence is acceptance, so as a public servant committed to justice and equality she will not be silent because she doesn’t accept inequality. She would like to use her legal acumen, mediation skills, and passion for equality in the service of the House of Representatives District 112 of Texas.
Mrs. Chambers lives in Garland, Texas with her wonderful husband of 9 years and their strong-willed 7-year-old daughter.
Kendall was born and raised in northeast Texas where he attended public schools in Greenville and Sulphur Springs, Texas. His mother worked as a social worker, his father was a state employee with the Texas Department of Corrections, and his step mother was an emergency medical technician for Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He grew up learning the importance of sacrifice in service to your community.
Kendall’s mother, Melissa, didn’t go to college right out of high school. After starting her family, she spent years working all day and going to night school until she earned Psychology degree and became the first member of her family to graduate from college. His mother’s dedication and drive made deep impressions on Kendall, demonstrating the importance of higher education and the need for a strong work ethic.
Throughout his tenure in advocacy, Kendall has been active in causes to eradicate homelessness, eliminate gerrymandering of political districts, and to give a voice to the underrepresented in our community. Kendall has served on numerous boards and commissions for mentoring youth, tackling the issue of housing/homelessness, The United Way, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Young Democrats of America.