Dallas County Democratic Party Weekly Roundup: May 27, 2015

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Who’s Running for County Chair?
At the end of June the Dallas County Democratic Precinct Chairs will meet to elect a new Dallas County Chair to replace Darlene Ewing, who will be resigning after ten years to run for Judge of the 254th District family court bench which had been held by the late Judge Jim Martin.

Any Dallas County Democrat can get in the race for County Chair up to the election. The party would like to host one or more candidate forums with any announced candidates so that Precinct Chairs (and interested Democrats) can hear them and ask questions. We will also post contact info for the candidates on the website and the Roundup. Please let us know as soon as possible of anyone else running. Three people (so far!) have said they are in. In alphabetical order:

Carol Donovan is an attorney, mediator, and fundraiser who has been a Precinct Chair and was the first woman President of the University of Texas at Austin student body. Last year she was the Democratic candidate for State Representative in House District 107. She has posted her County Chair campaign flyer and all of her campaign letters on her Facebook page at https://facebook.com/CarolDonovanforDCDPchair. Her email address is CarolDonovanJD AT gmail.com. Her office number is 214-823-1400 and cell number is 214-213-4575.

Johnny Jefferson has held various business management positions and is a Precinct Chair and Election Judge. His email address is JohnnyLJefferson3 AT gmail.com. His mobile number is 214-683-6957 and home is 469-206-7598.


George “Tex” Quesada is an attorney and fundraiser who has been the first Hispanic President of both the Dallas and the Texas Trial Lawyers Associations. His email address is texfordcdpchair AT gmail.com. His number is 214-307-5165.

We will post more websites or more contact information on these and any other candidates as and if it becomes available. Email me info to BillHowellDCDP AT yahoo.com.

May Club of the Month: The Dallas County Young Democrats
Meet our May Club of the Month: The Dallas County Young Democrats are the the official club for Democrats aged 14-40 in Dallas County, Texas. They seek to establish and maintain a solid foundation of informed and motivated young voters and envision a unified America that offers security, employment, education, affordable healthcare and equal rights to all citizens.

Their monthly meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at Sunset Lounge located at 3030 Ross Ave. Dallas, Texas at 6:30 pm, and coming up on May 30, they will be hosting a voter registration drive.

For more information, like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DallasYD and follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcyd. Direct emails to: info AT dallasyoungdemocrats.org.

Welcome New Communications Intern Tessa McGlynn

Her political career began only a few years ago, and she’s progressed from an enthusiastic volunteer to a Party leader. Our new Communications Intern Tessa McGlynn is a Precinct Chair, Advisory Council member, and president of the UTD College Democrats. At left she’s with Senator Wendy Davis at the DCDP office during last year’s campaign.

Upcoming Events and Meetings
(For the latest updates on local events, and links to more info about these, check out the DallasDemocrats on Facebook and Twitter, and the DCDP website Calendar. To add an event or make a change or correction, contact the party office or email the editor: BillHowellDCDP AT Yahoo.com.)
Saturday, June 6:

Dallas Chorizo and Menudo Community Breakfast– Hosted by LULAC Chapter 102. (9 AM, El Ranchito Restaurant, 610 W Jefferson Blvd., Dallas 75208)
Park Cities Central Dallas Dems — (10:30 am to 12:00 pm, University Park Library, 8383 Preston Center Plaza, Suite 200, University Park 75225)

Monday, June 8:
Metrocrest Democrats — (7 PM, NewNew Buffet, 3822 Belt Line Rd.[at Marsh Ln.], Addison 75001)

Tuesday, June 9:

Judicial Campaign Kickoff for Darlene Ewing — For Judge 254th Family District Court. Complimentary Beverages & Appetizers. RSVP by email to darleneewingforjudge AT gmail.com. Sponsor levels: $5000 Platinum, $2500 Gold, $1000 Silver, $500 Bronze, $250 Supporter. Get involved at http://form.jotform.us/form/51242958223151. (5:30 to 7:30 pm, Gloria’s Bishop Arts, 600 N. Bishop Avenue, Dallas 75208)
Beyond Marriage Equality — Panel discussion sponsored by Dallas County Young Democrats and Dallas Stonewall Young Democrats. In a matter of weeks the U.S. Supreme Court is due to release their decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which could ultimately decide the legality of same-sex marriage as a constitutional right. Panelists: Eric Johnson (Black Tie Dinner, DISD teacher, Equality Texas and Texas Equity PAC), Rev. Carmarion Anderson (Black Trans Women, Inc., Living Faith Covenant Church), and Omar Narvaez (Dallas County Schools Trustee, Lambda Legal, LULAC and Stonewall Democrats of Dallas) Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1586560861615221/ (6:30 PM, panel at 7 PM, Sue Ellen’s, 1304 Throckmorton St., Dallas 75219) NOTE: This panel is INSTEAD of the Dallas County Young Democrats meeting this night.
Dallas County Tejano Democrats — (6:30 PM, La Calle Doce Oak Cliff, 415 W 12th St., Dallas 75208)
Drinking Liberally Lewisville — (6:30, Tierneys Cafe and Tavern, 208 E Main St., Lewisville 75077)
Irving Democratic Club — (7 pm, Senter Park East, 228 Chamberlain, Irving)
Dallas Drinking Liberally — (7:30 pm, Uptown Pub, 3605 McKinney Ave, Dallas)

Thursday, June 11:

Reelection Kickoff Fundraiser for Judge Phyllis Lister Brown — 162nd Civil District. (5:30 – 7:30 PM, 10300 Gaywood, Dallas 75229)
Preston Hollow Democrats — Scott Chase on the Affordable Care Act and the 2015 Texas Legislature. (6 – 8 PM, Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Ln., Dallas 75229)

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