All About that Bass (Base)

Focus on the base!

I’m all about the bass (base), no treble. I was watching the June 1 episode of Real Time with Bill Maher  and noticed an interesting exchange that I think is worth commenting on. The panel began to discuss the recent Georgia Democratic primary race for Governor. Paul Begala, Political Consultant and Commentator, pointed out that Stacy Abrams, the winner, focused …

Councilman’s Conduct Evaluated in Heated City Council Meeting

BY: Sophie Walsh May 23, 2018 MCKINNEY- The McKinney City Council met in a special session Wednesday night, May 23, in response to the recent action of District 1 Representative and Councilman, La’shadion Shemwell. The council opened this special session with citizen comments, allowing sixteen citizens to voice their opinions on the issue openly to the council. Following this advisory …

NOTICE OF GENERAL PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION, DEMOCRATIC PARTY

To the Registered Voters of the County of Collin, Texas. Notice is hereby given that the polling places listed at http://www.collincountytx.gov/elections/election_information/Pages/election_day.aspx will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., May 22, 2018 for voting in a general primary runoff election for the Democratic Party to nominate federal and state officers, and for the purpose of electing a precinct chair. …

SDEC Wrap-up April 2018

Sharon Hirsch, Senate District 8 Committeewoman and Zach Bullard, Senate District 8 Committeeman, attended the quarterly State Democratic Executive Committee (SDEC) meeting in Austin on April 14, 2018. NOTE: neither Sharon nor Zach will be filing for the next term. Sharon is running for Texas HD 66 and Zach is moving out of the district. Elections are held at the …

CCDP Podcast Episode 5- “They Woke, Y’all!” Come and Hear It!

  In this episode, we talk about the goings-on at the national, state, and local levels, such as Beto’s campaign, corruption in politics, teacher walkout; our interview with Mike Rawlins, CCDP Chair, as he discusses what’s next after the convention and what’s coming up in CCDP. If you want to check our guest interview, here are the time stamps: 39:00- …

CCDP Podcast Episode 4 – “Texan doesn’t rhyme with gun” Come and Hear It!

In this episode, we talk about the goings-on last week (PRIMARIES!); our newest segment, “Alright Y’all”; our interview with Barb Walters, CCDP Vice-Chair, as she discusses what’s next after the Primary – The Convention; and what’s coming up in CCDP. If you want to just check our newest segment “Alright Y’all!” or our guest interview, here are the timestamps: 45:28- …

Notice of Ballot Order Drawing for Primary Runoff

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 election to be held on May 22, 2018 in Collin County, Texas.  The …

2018 Primary Election Results

Following are the results of the 2018 Democratic Primary. Bold are winners going to November 6, 2018 General Election. Italics are top two going to May 22, 2018 Democratic Primary Run-off. Office Sought Ballot Position Name Votes % U.S. Senator 1 Sema Hernandez 246,313 23.7% 2 Edward Kimbrough 150,149 14.5% 3 Beto O’Rourke 641,337 61.8% U.S. Representative District 3 1 …

We had an amazing Primary! Carole Evans breaks it down.

We had a record setting Primary! We had the largest slate of Collin County Democratic candidates in more than 25 years.  And the most diverse slate EVER by either party.  Democrats across the county were ready to vote and vote they did!  Read on for a more indepth look at the 2018 Collin County Democratic Primary. KEY RACE RESULTS  In Collin …

CCDP Podcast Episode 3 – “You can’t indoctrinate a critical thinker” Come and Hear It!

In this episode, we talk about the goings-on last week (Gun Safety and Conservatives Targeting Educators); our interview with CD3 candidate, Sam Johnson; Civics 101 on the Do’s, Don’t’s, and Why’s of Voting in this Election; and what’s coming up in CCDP. If you want to just check our guest interview, here’s the time segment: 43:39- “Sam Johnson Interview” For …

OFFICIAL NOTICE OF GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION, DEMOCRATIC PARTY

NOTICE OF GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION, DEMOCRATIC PARTY To the Registered Voters of the County of Collin, Texas. Notice is hereby given that the polling places listed at http://www.collincountytx.gov/elections/election_information/Pages/election_day.aspx will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., March 6, 2018 for voting in a general primary election for the Democratic Party to nominate federal officers, Members of the State Legislature, and …

Public Notice of Test of Automatic Tabulating Equipment

 PUBLIC NOTICE OF TEST OF AUTOMATIC TABULATING EQUIPMENT Notice is hereby given that the automatic tabulating equipment that will be used in the Democratic Primary Election held on March 6, 2018 will be tested onMonday, January 29 at 10 a.m. at the Collin County Elections Office, 2010 Redbud Blvd, Suite 102, McKinney, Texas  75069 to ascertain that it will accurately count the …

No Debt

Party Finances: A Retrospective for Collin County Democrats

As the 2014 midterm results poured in, Democrats found themselves in a hard place. Having lost majorities in Congress, gubernatorial mansions, and even local city councils, no one would question that Democrats were in for a tough fight back, and none with a more shocking fight than the Collin County Democratic Party. The new Finance Committee chaired by Treasurer Bob …

Volunteers Needed for Convention Planning

We are seeking volunteers to serve on a Planning Committee for the County or Senatorial District Convention. Texas Election Code states that each County and Senatorial District Convention shall be held on the third Saturday after the First Primary (March 6, 2018). The convention will be on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The location for the convention will be voted on by the CEC …

CCDP is HIRING! Democratic Primary Election Workers Needed

Are you interested in working as an Election Judge, Alternate Judge, Election Clerk or Ballot Board Worker for the 2018 Primary? We have deadlines coming soon for these positions, so please contact the Party Office as soon as possible. These are paid positions (most are $10 per hour). You will be trained.  Here again are the dates of the Election – …

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It’s the time of year when the days are getting shorter, the leaves are finally turning color in Texas, and we have a chance to follow nature’s cycles by slowing down a bit ourselves – at least before the mad rush of the year-end holidays. It’s a time when most of us gather …

HD 67 Block Walk

Join the Democratic Party Field team on our efforts to reach out to the community in House District 67. Together we will reach out to fellow democrats in our neighborhood reminding them we are here to fight for our county. Please sign up on the Collin County Democratic Party field team sign up genius. We will be meeting in the …

Increasing Voting Access To Collin County Democrats

One of the biggest lessons from the Nov. 7th 2017 elections is that increased voter turnout means big wins for Democrats. To bring that success to Collin County, we need to do everything we can to Get Out the Vote! In 2016, the Texas Democratic Party saw a huge increase in Democratic seniors voting by mail across Texas through their …

CCDP 2017 Holiday Party

CCDP 2017 Holiday Party   Saturday – December 2 6:00 – 10:00 PM  Community Unitarian Universalist Church  2875 E Parker Rd Plano, TX 75074 (map) Let’s celebrate a busy and wonderful year of growth in the Collin County Democratic Party! Come out and enjoy a delicious buffet (BYOB) and entertainment by Ralph Dixon from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  At 8, …

Yes, there’s another election

I know y’all are crazy happy that it’s Mueller Time, but please do remember that there’s an election happening right now. And more to the point, if you’re reading this you’re probably not one of those who we need to reach the most. But I hope you’ll carry the message to those who need to hear it. Because I know …