About the DCDP

The Dallas County Democratic Party is a county-level organization that provides support for Democratic candidates and voters in Dallas County. We work with the Texas Democratic Party and Democratic National Committee. The Texas Democratic Party supports local county parties and candidates all across Texas.

We are committed to expanding opportunity for every Dallas County resident. That commitment is reflected in an agenda that emphasizes strong economic growth, affordable health care for all Americans, retirement security, open, honest and accountable government, and securing our nation while protecting our civil rights and liberties. If immigration reform, criminal justice reform, civil rights and liberties, equal pay, clean drinking water and clean air are important to you, vote Democratic!

Leadership | SDEC Members | Committees | Advisory Council

Leadership

The official head of the Dallas County Democratic Party is the County Chair, who is elected during the Democratic Primary every two years.  The County Chair is responsible for developing the policies and goals on which the party will focus during the next election and beyond. 

The DCDP also keeps an Office Manager and a Bookkeeper on staff.  The Office Manager is responsible for maintaining the DCDP Offices located at 4209 Parry Avenue.   The Office Manager performs regular administrative duties within the office and manages any additional staff, volunteers or interns whom the DCDP may be employing.  The Bookkeeper is responsible for tracking the financial affairs of the party, which include managing contributions, payments, and other bills.

The Party Secretary is elected by the members of the Executive Committee.  The role of the Party Secretary is to record the minutes of each Executive Committee meeting, and to assist the County Chair in running the Executive Committee meeting.  The Party Treasurer is ultimately responsible for party finances and ensures that the DCDP complies with State and Federal law.  The Party Treasurer also heads the Financial Affairs committee, and is appointed by the County Chair.

Position

Summary

Carol Donovan
County Chair

Email Carol@dallasdemocrats.org

Colleen Martin

Administrative

Director

Email: colleen@dallasdemocrats.org

Bob Franklin

Finance Director

Email: bob@dallasdemocrats.org

Jean Ball

Election Director

Email: jean@dallasdemocrats.org

Trey Arnold

Political Director

Email: trey@dallasdemocrats.org

David Wilkins

Party Secretary

Email: secretary@dallasdemocrats.org

 

 

David Bradley
Party Treasurer

Email: compliance@dallasdemocrats.org

Zulikha Hussain
Muslim Outreach Director

 Email: zforabetterworld@gmail.com 

 

 

State Democratic Executive Committee

If you have spent time working with the Dallas County Democratic Party or attended an Executive Meeting, you probably have heard the term “SDEC” being mentioned.  SDEC stands for State Democratic Executive Committee; it is a special body created by the Texas Democratic State Party and is separate from the Dallas County Democratic Party. The State Democratic Executive Committee's mission is to: "Carry on the activities of the Party between State Conventions in compliance with the law and with the directives of the Convention." 

The SDEC is composed of elected TDP officers, one female and one male representative from each of Texas' 31 Senate Districts (SDs), one female and one male representative from the Asian American Democrats, Coalition of Black Democrats, County Chairs Association, Democrats with Disabilities, Hispanic Caucus, Non-Urban/Ag Caucus, Stonewall Democrats, Texas Democratic Women (two female representatives), Texas Environmental Democrats and Texas Young Democrats. Democratic National Committee members also attend SDEC meetings.

More concise information about the SDEC can be found at this link

Current SDEC Members from Dallas County

Kendall Scudder
Senate District 2
Committeeman

Dallas
(903) 243-2555
kendallscudder@gmail.com

Cristan Shamburger
Senate District 2
Committeewoman

Commerce
(903) 461-4102
cristan.shamburger@gmail.com

Joel Montfort
Senate District 8
Committeeman

Richardson (Collin)
(214) 336-6337
jmmontfort@gmail.com

Rebecca Arredondo
Senate District 8
Committeewoman

Richardson (Dallas)

(214) 354-7185

rlarredondo@gmail.com

Gracie Cortez
Senate District 9
Committeewoman

Grand Prairie
(214) 926-0246

gcortez@swbell.net 

Joel Fryar
Senate District 9
Committeeman

North Richland Hills
(817) 437-9563
vote.3214@gmail.com

Susan Bradley

Senate District 16
Committeewoman

Dallas
(214) 718-5808
hypatiasm@earthlink.net

David Griggs
Senate District 16
Committeeman

Dallas
(214) 244-5979
texvol@aol.com

Jeff Strater
Senate District 23
Committeeman

Dallas
(214) 893-1336
 Jeffstrater@gmail.com 

Natesha “Shay” Wyrick-Cathey 
Senate District 23
Committeewoman

Dallas
(214) 850-9285
shaywyrick@yahoo.com

Clubs

Asian American Democrats- Dallas County

Francine Ly
tel. 972.863.2935

Texas Coalition of Black Democrats- Dallas County

President-  Royce West II
214.642.7143
rwest264Wgmail.com

Non-Urban/Ag Caucus- Dallas County

Bill Brannon
tel. 903.439.1177

JoAnn Jenkins
tel. 972.897.0963

Stonewall Democrats- Dallas County

President - Brandon Vance
210.286.5349
info@stonewalldemocrats.org

Texas Democratic Women

Carol Jablonski 
tel. 214.907.1789

Committees & Councils

The Committees & Councils of the DCDP carry out assignments, provide recommendations regarding formal policies, programs and procedures to the DCDP Chair for the activities of the Party, and monitor implementation of these adopted recommendations. Committees are appointed with the DCDP and (with the exception of the Advisory Council), councils include individuals and/or groups outside the DCDP. The Executive Committee and Chair may also create ad hoc committees as needed to provide recommendations regarding policies not within the purview of a standing committee. An example of an ad hoc committee would be the Rules Committee, formed in 2009 to review DCDP party rules and make recommendations to help streamline the organization. The chair of each standing committee must be a Precinct Chair, and is appointed by the DCDP Chair. Members of each committee may be appointed by the DCDP Chair and recruited Committee members shall be: 1) Democrats 2) persons with knowledge or expertise related to the specific committee to which they are appointed; and individuals who are committed to the principles and platform of the Democratic Party.

Committee Name

Chair

Regular Meetings

Advisory Council David Bradley 1st Thursday, Every Month
Candidate Recruitment Carolyn Morris As needed
Civil Rights Shayan Elahi As needed
Community Council Rollin Gary & Catalina Garcia 4th Monday of each month from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Visitors are welcome.
Fundraising As needed
Information Technology As needed
Outreach & Communication Currently Inactive As needed
Precinct Chair Matters Joy Brady 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Visitors are welcome
Unity Council Carol Donovan As needed
Young Professionals Council Cynthia Halatyn As needed
Youth Council Herlinda Resendiz As needed

DCDP Advisory Council

The Advisory Council coordinates the development and adoption of policies by the DCDP standing committees, and reports its recommendations to the Executive Committee. In addition, the Advisory Council provides advice and counsel to the Chair of the DCDP.  The Executive Committee created the Advisory Council in 2005 to assist in the reorganization of the Dallas County Democratic Party.  Since that time, the Advisory Council has taken on the role of providing oversight for other party committees.

The goals of the Advisory Council are

  • Provide advice and counsel to the Dallas County Democratic Chair
  • Coordinate the development and adoption of policy for the DCDP
  • Provide support to the DCDP as requested by the Party Chair or Executive Committee
  • Establish, govern, and dissolve committees to assist this support.

When does the Advisory Council meet?

The Advisory Council meets at the offices of the Dallas County Democratic Party on the first Thursday of every month.  Meetings are open for any Democrat to attend and listen.  However, only representatives of the Advisory Council itself may vote on measures brought forth to the council.  Please check the DCDP's Community Calendar for the next upcoming Advisory Council meeting.  Alternate members vote only when they are replacing an absent representative from their district.

How can I join the Advisory Council?

Members to the Advisory Council are elected by the Executive Committee.  A full election for every member on the Council takes place during the first quarter of every odd-numbered year.  The Executive Committee will hold an election in between this period in order to fill vacant seats on the Advisory Council.  Members of the Executive Committee will break into caucuses based on Texas House District.  Members elected to the Advisory Council serve for a term of two years, but can run for re-election every two years.  There are no limits on the number of terms a member can serve.

Where can I find the Official By-Laws for the DCDP Advisory Council?

All documents relating to By-Laws, Rules, and Regulations of the DCDP are kept under the section DCDP Party By-Laws under Resources.  The By-Laws document goes into much greater detail about the Advisory Council than the general summary provided on this page.  If you are interested in joining the Advisory Council, we strongly suggest you review the Advisory Council's By-Laws document to better understand its rules and requirements.  You can find the documented By-Laws at this link: DCDP Advisory Council By-Laws.

Advisory Council Members

2019-2021 Advisory Council Member Roster
Precinct House District Name Phone Number Email
1054 100 (Member) Christi Rodgers 214-321-1160 witterodgers@yahoo.com
1308 100 (Member) Fernando Rojas 214-718-8006 fj.rojas@sbcglobal.net
1059 100 (Alternate 1) Erica Cole 214-298-2362 e.altescole@yahoo.com
3018 100 (Alternate 2) Cydney Walker 469-274-9255 dieterjordan18@gmail.com
1026 102 (Member) Angela Heath 469-713-6503 aljoheath2@gmail.com
2045 102 (Alternate) Anne Slatter 214-797-6573 anneslat@sbcglobal.net
4017 103 (Member) David Fisher 323-547-0798 getactivetoo@yahoo.com
4074 103 (Alternate) Sylvia Lagos 214-207-7067 sylvia.lagos57@gmail.com
4061 104 (Member) Russell Garner 214-537-5859 rgarner1@live.com
4035 104 (Member) Roberto Alonzo, Jr. 214-329-3397 ralonzojr@hotmail.com
104 (Alternate 1) (Vacant)
104 (Alternate 2) (Vacant)
4624 105 (Member) David Bradley 214-213-1994 dwbradley@sbcglobal.net
4611 105 (Alternate) Dick Dobson 214-629-7227 ddobson.dem@verizon.net
1718 107 (Member) Peggy McCarty 214-794-4871 pmccarty3@verizon.net
3312 107 (Alternate) John Davenport 972-613-7760 jbdmediation@gmail.com
1073 108 (Member) Cheri Ball-Meza 214-729-8502 feministfirst@gmail.com
2038 108 (Alternate) Annette Krausse 214-507-1283 dallasprecinct2038@gmail.com
3802 109 (Member) Carolyn Morris 469-261-5241 ppca@sbcglobal.net
3059 109 (Member) Eleasia Lewis 214-679-8746 eleasial@sbcglobal.net
3613 109 (Alternate 1) Patricia Ledbetter 214-762-0219 patricia_ledbetter@oxy.com
3068 109 (Alternate 2) Gail Terrell 214-374-6304 gailterrell.dist8@gmail.com
1314 110 (Member) Lisa Williams 214-718-5065 lisaw19692@gmail.com
1093 110 (Member) Camile White 972-288-5369 cadewhite@aol.com
1092 110 (Alternate 1) Herlinda Resendiz 214-714-1886 lizbethresendiz38@gmail.com
3072 110 (Alternate 2) Marsha Jackson 214-773-9063 mnmchevy@sbcglobal.net
3057 111 (Member) Frederick Lewis 214-293-8670 fdl@a1legal.us
3046 111 (Member) Beatrice Lovett 214-704-3414 lovett3046@gmail.com
3092 111 (Alternate 1) Eyvern Edwards 214-339-0525 eyvernedwards1@yahoo.com
4046 111 (Alternate 2) Johnny Aguinaga 214-718-2242 johnny4dallas@gmail.com
2700 112 (Member) Rachel Baker Ford 972-530-6484 multismus@aol.com
2708 112 (Alternate) Laura Hawkins 469-540-1014 laurah_65@hotmail.com
1716 113 (Member) Joy Brady 972-240-7490 jbrady1716@gmail.com
3500 113 (Alternate) Jennifer Farmer 972-900-1413 jenn_jenn77092@yahoo.com
2020 114 (Member) Rollin Gary 214-676-8304 dchair2020@gary-garcia.net
2066 114 (Alternate) Scott Hadden 214-616-9930 filmvid@pipeline.com
2305 115 (Member) Paul Heller 972-261-8696 psheller@gmail.com
2806 115 (Alternate) Terry Barker 972-795-1636 terry.barker@tx.rr.com
DCDP Party Chair Carol Donovan 214-821-8331 carolcdonovanpc@aol.com
DCDP Administrative Director Colleen Martin 214-821-8331 colleen@dallasdemocrats.org
DCDP Treasurer David Bradley 214-213-1994 dwbradley@sbcglobal.net
AC Scribe Tracy Clinton 214-801-4346 tpclinton@gmail.com
AC Parliamentarian (Vacant)
AC TDP Liaison Susan Bradley 214-718-5808 hypatiasm@earthlink.net

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President-  Royce West II – 

214.642.7143

rwest264Wgmail.com

 

Asian American Democrats- Dallas County
Francine Ly
tel. 972.863.2935
Texas Coalition of Black Democrats- Dallas County
President-  Royce West II 
214.642.7143
rwest264Wgmail.com
Coalition of Dallas County Latino Precinct Chairs
Rebecca Arredondo
214.354.7185

David Perez Hurley
214.769.2700
Non-Urban/Ag Caucus- Dallas County
Bill Brannon
tel. 903.439.1177

JoAnn Jenkins
tel. 972.897.0963
Stonewall Democrats- Dallas County
President - Brandon Vance
210.286.5349
info@stonewalldemocrats.org
Texas Democratic Women
Carol Jablonski 
tel. 214.907.1789