A Word from our Chair - Mike Rawlins

"Conservative" is a dirty word!

Wish List for Our New Office

We need a few things and skills for our new office. If you can help with any of these please contact us.

  • Handyman work (weatherproof front door)
  • Creative person to decorate office
  • Window washer
  • Electrical work
  • Plumbing work
  • Creative person to maintain bulletin board
  • Periodic donations of coffee/beverage supplies, bottle water, snacks
  • Shelf organizer

Memorial Day Picnic at Harrington Park

Memorial Day Picnic at Harrington Park

This year’s Memorial Day CCDP Picnic will be Monday, May 30 at Harrington Park in Plano (map) across from the Plano Senior Center from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  CCDP will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, buns and bottled water.  Attendees are asked to bring side dishes and beverages (city parks DO NOT allow alcohol).  Music […]

What do office volunteers do for the Party?

What do office volunteers do for the Party?

What do Office Volunteers do for the Party? We are offering orientation sessions. Please come see if this activity is a fit for you. It’s short notice, but there is a session Wednesday. May 25 at 6:00 p.m. at the Party Office. There will be other sessions offered regularly as needed. Meeting 6:00-7:15 pm, Phone bank […]

Save the Date: 2016 Ann Richards Dinner

Save the Date: 2016 Ann Richards Dinner

We are gearing up for the 2016 Ann Richards Dinner. Save the date and start making your plans to join us for a great evening of food, camaraderie, celebrating our slate of candidates and great speakers!

CCDP Recognizes Donors with New Awards Program

CCDP Recognizes Donors with New Awards Program

CCDP Sustaining and Lump Sum Donors Lapel Pin Awards Program A new awards program to honor donors was launched by Collin Democrats at the County Convention, March 5.   Of the 74 eligible Democrats, 41 in attendance received a Collin County Democratic Party pin. Those contributing at least $10/mo. or $120/yr. received a silver lapel […]

Swing into Spring Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Swing into Spring Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Collin County Democratic Party will be hosting this year’s Swing into Spring Wine Tasting fundraiser Thursday, April 14, 2016 (7:00 to 9:00 PM) at the award winning Landon Winery in downtown McKinney (map).  Music provided by Tynwald and catering by our own favorite, Uvolin Graham. Individual “early bird” tickets are $30 until April 7, 2017; and […]

CC Democrats with Disabilities Host Accessible Voting Summit

CC Democrats with Disabilities Host Accessible Voting Summit

“Cell phones and horn honking are not acceptable for curbside voting”, according to Molly Broadway of Disability Rights TX, an Austin-based advocacy group for people with disabilities. Broadway was interpreting a section of the Americans with Disabilities Act. She further went on to say​ that “… a temporary doorbell or buzzer system would be sufficient, but […]

Conservative is a Dirty Word

Conservative is a Dirty Word

Classical conservatism is dead The name of the once proud and valued political philosophy has become an obscenity. “Conservative” used to mean “holding to traditional attitudes and values and cautious about change or innovation, typically in relation to politics or religion.”  It’s still defined that way in most dictionaries. The conservative luminary William F. Buckley […]

Precinct and County Convention Information

Precinct and County Convention Information

Our County Convention will be held: Saturday, March 19 Convene at 10:00 AM Finish by 3:00 PM On site sign-in starts at 8:30 AM Convention Center at Collin College Central Park Campus 2200 W University Dr, McKinney, TX 75071 This is a great chance for you to learn about our local candidates, meet other local […]

Early voting has started! Vote in the Democratic Primary now!

Early voting has started! Vote in the Democratic Primary now!

  Voting in the Democratic Primary runs Tuesday, February 16 through Friday, February 26. In addition to voting on the Presidential nominee, you’ll also be able to vote for nominees in these contested races, depending on which part of the county you live in: Texas Railroad Commission – regulates oil and gas US Congress, District […]

Collin County Young Democrats Host Youth Summit

Collin County Young Democrats Host Youth Summit

The first ever Collin County Democratic Youth Summit gets underway February 20 at 1:00 p.m. in the Library at Collin College, Spring Creek Campus. If you are in high school, college-age, a 20-something or young professional, you are invited to attend and meet other young people interested in taking an active part in politics. Kicking […]

On Faith and Politics

On Faith and Politics

Pandering with piety This past week several of our candidates participated in a candidate forum at Prestonwood Baptist Church. We greatly appreciate them being invited and applaud those who decided to participate. I could not attend due to travel but I understand that they represented the values of the Democratic Party well. I will add […]

CCDP goes to the dogs! Fun at Krewe of Barkus!

CCDP goes to the dogs! Fun at Krewe of Barkus!

CCDP had a busy and fun booth at this year’s Krewe of Barkus! Dogs in Literature was the Mardi Gras parade theme. Judith Marcus created the display sign, offered costumes for small dogs, and Margaret Keane offered doggie-wash cloths – for donations to the Dem Party. Micheal Filak was there to meet voters! Attendees enjoyed […]

WOW Dems Power of the Purse Fundraiser

WOW Dems Power of the Purse Fundraiser

  Women Organizing Women Democrats (WOW Dems) 2016 fundraising event Power of the Purse Saturday, February 27, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Rooftop Event Spot Upper Level @ Ice House 1000 14th Street, #400 Plano, TX 75074 LUNCHEON Italian Cuisine with Pasta Stations KEYNOTE SPEAKER Regina Montoya Passionate leader on local and national scenes […]

Vote by Mail Chase Calls Going Strong! Join us!!

Vote by Mail Chase Calls Going Strong! Join us!!

VOTE BY MAIL CHASE CALLS “The Vote By Mail initiative is in high gear” according to Kate Garrison and JC Puckett, Project Coordinators. During the first two week of calling, volunteers contacted 1955 potential vote by mail voters. “… That’s 51.3% of the 3809 applications mailed in mid-January.  Our goal is to contact all 3809 […]

CCDP Yellow Dog Dems join the Krewe of Barkus!

CCDP Yellow Dog Dems join the Krewe of Barkus!

Join us at the 14th Annual Krewe of Barkus in McKinney, Sunday, February 7, 12:30 – 4:00 (parade is at 2:00). The event will be at Mitchell Park – one block west of Downtown McKinney. There is free parking throughout Downtown McKinney (parking map). We will have a table at the event. Candidates are encouraged […]

Election News UPDATE 2/1/16:

Election News UPDATE 2/1/16:

  EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ELECTIONS Plan to attend a Supplemental Training Session if you are working the Election. Thu., Feb. 11, 3:00 – 4:30 PM Sat., Feb. 13, 10:00 – 11:30 AM Wed., Feb. 17, 6:30 – 8:00 PM Sat., Feb. 27, 2:00 – 3:30 PM Attendees stated it was very informative […]

CCDP Candidates in the News!

CCDP Candidates in the News!

The Dallas Morning News Editorial Board has issued their recommendations for two contested races in Collin County ahead of the March 1 primary.  You can read more here.

County Convention set for Collin College, McKinney

County Convention set for Collin College, McKinney

Yesterday evening our County Executive Committee selected the new Conference Center at the Collin College Central Park campus in McKinney as the site of the 2016 convention, scheduled for Saturday March 19. This will be a combined county convention with delegates from both state Senate Districts in the county, 8 and 30, attending. Any Collin […]

Vote By Mail Chase Calls – Need Volunteers

Vote By Mail Chase Calls – Need Volunteers

VOTE BY MAIL CHASE CALLS “The Vote By Mail initiative is in high gear” according to Kate Garrison and JC Puckett, Project Coordinators. During the first week of calling, volunteers contacted 1619 potential vote by mail voters. That’s 44% of the 3808 applications mailed earlier this month.  Our goal is to contact all 3808 to […]

Election News UPDATE:

Election News UPDATE:

LAST WEEK TO REGISTER TO VOTE! There is only one week left to register to vote in the Primary Election. Monday, February 1st is the official last day to register.   Note to Deputy Registrars – you do not have the usual 5 days to get green registration cards to the Elections Office. If you register […]

Final Friday is BACK!

Final Friday is BACK!

For forty years, Molly Ivins hosted a gathering of progressives for food, fun and discussion at her Austin home. In her spirit, progressives across Texas continue her tradition, including your Collin County Democratic Party. This month our wonderful Events Committee chaired by Neal Bert is hosting Final Friday at Arroyo’s Authentic Mexican Food (map). BONUS!! […]

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

In 21st Century America, and here in Collin County, Christmas means different things to different people. Some celebrate it as the actual anniversary of the birth of the Christ. Others understand December 25 as a date of convenience chosen by the early Roman church and regard many of the stories and religious traditions around Christmas […]

Notice of Drawing for Place on the Ballot

Notice of Drawing for Place on the Ballot

AW3-2 Prescribed by Secretary of State Sections 52.094. 172.082. 172.084, Texas Election Code 03/2007 NOTICE OF DRAWING FOR PLACE ON BALLOT Notice is hereby given of a drawing to determine the order in which the names of candidates are to be printed on the ballot for the Democratic Primary election to be held on March […]

COLLIN COUNTY DEMOCRATS ANNOUNCE RECORD NUMBER OF CANDIDATE FILINGS

COLLIN COUNTY DEMOCRATS ANNOUNCE RECORD NUMBER OF CANDIDATE FILINGS

On the close of filing for the Democratic Primary this evening the Collin County Democratic Party is excited to announce the highest number candidates on the Primary Election ballot in over twenty years. County Chair Mike Rawlins said: “Thanks to our improved performance in 2014, successful party building this year, and the efforts of our […]

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