Judge Ken Molberg For Fifth District Court of Appeals

Judge Ken Molberg will be on the November 4, 2014, general election ballot as a candidate for Fifth District Court of Appeals, Place 5. The 5th District Court of Appeals is one of our region’s most important courts with jurisdiction over criminal, family and civil appeals cases for Dallas, Collin, Rockwall, Kaufman, Grayson and Hunt counties. Dallas Morning News endorses …

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Sameena Karmally for Texas House Representative

Have you heard Sameena Karmally for Representative, Texas House District 89, speak? Hear her now. Recorded at the Democratic Party of Collin County’s Your Vote Is Your Voice Celebration with Democratic Candidates on September 6th. (Sameena has been endorsed by the Dallas Morning News) Click the video. Lifelong Texan Sameena Karmally, candidate for State House District 89, grew up in …

Texas’ Next Governor – Senator Wendy Davis

Wendy Davis is running for Governor because she loves Texas — not just for how good it is, but for how great it can be. The opportunities that Texas made available to Wendy — quality public education, a strong community college system, college loan and grant programs for deserving students — are what made the difference in her life. Wendy …

Leticia Van de Putte For Texas Lt. Governor

Leticia San Miguel Van de Putte – mother of six, grandmother of six, practicing pharmacist, sixth-generation Texan, and experienced legislator from San Antonio — has been fighting for Texas families her entire life, and now wants to be your Lieutenant Governor. Leticia San Miguel grew up with her four brothers and sisters in a small house on the West Side …

Lois Parrott for State Board of Education

The Experience and Perspective to Fight for Public Education Education expert Lois Parrott, Ph.D., is your Democratic nominee for State Board of Education, District 12. Lois is a college professor and a former Texas certified public school teacher. She advocated for students, parents and teachers while serving on the Board of Trustees for both Dallas County and the Dallas Independent …

David Alameel for U.S. Senator

As your next U.S. Senator, Dr. Alameel will fight for everyday Texans. In Washington, he will fight for the interests of Main Street over those of Wall Street. He will fight to protect a woman’s right to choose and to enforce equal pay for equal work. He will ensure that Texas keeps its promise to our senior citizens by protecting …

Mike Collier for Texas Comptroller

As a businessman in Texas, Mike successfully managed budgets at ExxonMobil, Price Waterhouse Coopers and a petroleum start up. Mike is a registered Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years of experience in his field. As Texas Comptroller, Mike will bring his experience balancing budgets to our state budget. With a balanced budget and more accurate revenue projections, we will …

Steve Brown for Railroad Commission

Steve Brown is running for a seat on the Texas Railroad Commission because he believes that it can improve on its promise to adequately support industry growth while also protecting the environment, ensuring public safety, and safeguarding land owner and consumer rights. Steve knows that abundant growth in the energy industry is the engine of Texas’ economy. He would ensure …

Sam Houston for Attorney General

As our Attorney General, we can count on Sam Houston to aggressively defend the rights of all Texans. Sam will bring the values he learned as a young man to work every day and will protect the legal rights of Texas businesses and citizens. Sam Houston learned the Texas values that have governed his life growing up in West Texas, …

John Cook for Texas Land Commissioner

John Cook is running for the Texas General Land Office, one of the most important government entities in the state. The office has enormous power over land use, revenue generation, energy policy, the environment, education, and veterans affairs. With such vast authority, Texans deserve a Texas Land Commissioner with experience over large organizations, government experience, and most important, a track …

Gina Benavides for Texas Supreme Court Pl 7

Gina Benavides is running for election to the Texas Supreme Court, Place 7, in 2014. Justice Gina M. Benavides was first elected to the Thirteenth Court of Appeals in 2006 and re-elected to a second six-year term in 2012. During her tenure as an appellate judge, Justice Benavides has authored more than 900 opinions on issues involving civil and criminal …

Jim Hogan for Agriculture Commissioner

Jim Hogan isn’t running for Texas Agriculture Commissioner as a politician. He’s running as a farmer. With over 40 years of experience in dairy and cattle farming, Jim is uniquely qualified for the office of Agriculture Commissioner. He understands the challenges that Texas farmers face every day. Jim is not using the office of Agriculture Commissioner to launch his own …

Voter Registration Card

You MUST vote in the county in which you currently reside.  If you are not registered to vote in the county where you currently reside, but you recently moved from another Texas county where you are still registered to vote, you may vote a “limited ballot” containing statewide and national candidates by appearing in person at the main election early …

Voter I.D. Requirement

A statement concerning identification requirements appears on the back of orange 2014-15 Voter Registration Cards. The statement reads: “A voter must show one of the following forms of photo identification at the polling location before the voter may be accepted for voting: Driver’s license, election identification certificate, personal identification card or concealed handgun license issued by the Texas Department of …

Proposition 1 On Texas Ballots

Proposition 1, on November 4th ballots, asks Texas voters to approve an amendment to the Texas Constitution, “providing for the use and dedication of certain money transferred to the state highway fund to assist in the completion of transportation construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation projects, not to include toll roads.” If Texas voters approve Prop 1 on November 4th, roughly $1.7 …

Collin County’s Sameena Karmally Gets Huge Endorsement for Texas House District 89 Contest

Sameena Karmally has been endorsed by the Dallas Morning News for Texas House District 89. John Shanks, the campaign manager is excited, stating, “We just got some fantastic news, an incredibly strong endorsement of Sameena by the Dallas Morning News.” The Dallas Morning News editorial staff has written: “Republican Jodie Laubenberg is so deeply rooted in Texas House District 89 that …

Hiring Block Walkers To Get Out The Vote

The Democratic Party of Collin County is hiring qualified people to block walk, knock on doors to talk to likely Democratic Voters, and deliver our 2014 Voter’s Guide newspaper. Join us for an unprecedented push to get out the vote among Collin County Democrats! This is a paid position, with the opportunity to work on weekends, beginning at the end …

THE DEBATES ARE ON/ DEBATE WATCH LOCATIONS ANNOUNCED IN COLLIN COUNTY

Collin College is hosting DEBATE WATCH events for Leticia Van de Putte and Wendy Davis at each of its campus conference centers, on Sept 29th and September 3oth respectively. Debate Watch is a college sponsored structured event that is faculty-led and gives the opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and the community to come together to view a live stream broadcast of political debates.  …

SEPT 17th: This Day in History- National Hispanic Week Created

September 17th, 46 years ago President Lyndon B. Johnson, from Texas, signed into law a bill authorizing this week in September to be recognized as National Hispanic Heritage Week. During subsequent celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Week, Presidents issued public statements and hosted receptions while praising the contributions of Hispanic Americans to U.S. society. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus celebrated the week …

FIRST TX GOV RACE DEBATE IS ON! Friday Sept 19

The countdown is on for the first debate between Texas gubernatorial candidates Attorney General Greg Abbott and Senator Wendy Davis. This Friday, September 19th at 6pm they will square off at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance in the Rio Grande Valley. In Dallas-Fort Worth, the debate will air at 6 p.m on COZI-TV, KXAS’ digital subchannel Channel 5.2 and …

ROAD SIGNS

Getting the message out to vote, is a key element in engaging those who may feel their voice is not important in the political processes. The Democratic Party of Collin County has dozens of large 4×4 signs being erected at high visibility locations throughout Collin County. If you would like a sign erected on your property, or know of someone who …

September 16th: “El Grito de Delores”

September 16th for most Americans is just another work day, but for many Latinos, especially those from Mexico, the day is a significant date in history. On this date, in 1810, a Catholic Priest did the unthinkable when he made a speech and cry for independence for Mexico, from the dictatorship of Spain. On September 15, 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo …

SEPTEMBER 15th: On This Day in History.

The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed on Sunday, September 15, 1963 as an act of white supremacist terrorism. The explosion at the African-American church, which killed four girls, marked a turning point in the United States 1960s Civil Rights Movement and contributed to support for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The church was used as a meeting-place for civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther …