Check Your Ballot!

by Mike Rawlins, Collin County Democratic Party chair 10/25/2018 We have had a few reports of people having trouble with the voting machines. To avoid them we urge you to do the following: Know your voting Precinct number? It’s on your voter registration card. Know who should be on your ballot! If you don’t already have a slate card, go …

Volunteer For Collin County

By: Donna Buesing, Staff Writer In this time of crazy ineptitude and irrational “thinking,” we can, in so many little ways, restore sanity and focus.  “How?” you might ask. It is deceptively easy.  VOLUNTEER!!  You don’t need to commit to 40 hours.  Not even 10 hours. If you have two or three hours while the kids are at school or …

Collin County Democratic Party Podcast - Come and Hear It!

Episode 10- “I’m Sorry, Does Your Party Have Solutions on Healthcare?” – Come and Hear It!

In this episode, we interview Laura Gunn, who is our candidate for Texas House District 33. She tells us all about her campaign and what she will bring to Austin once elected. After, we discuss the composition of a typical Republican Attack Ad, focusing on four main themes: Strong Borders, Too Liberal for Texas, Socialism, and Walkway Memes. Articles about …

GERRYMANDERING

By: Donna Buesing Staff Writer So, who the heck is Jerry and why does he meander? I know, bad pun. Actually, the phrase is not one that came into being within the last 50 or so years. The term was coined via Elbridge Gerry, our fifth vice president and former governor of Massachusetts in 1812. I thought for years that …

Episode 9- “Voting Blue Makes A Difference” Come and Hear It!

Podcast Summary In this episode, we interview Mark Phariss, who is our candidate for Texas Senate District 8. He tells us all about his campaign’s progress as well as his stance on important issues facing Texans. He brings a lot to the table and we are very excited to have him as our guest. After, we talk about the ultra-conservative …

Please Don’t Be a Non-Voter

9/5/2018 by Dr. Mel Whitehurst We Need Your Help A positive relationship exist between the number of voters who vote and the problems solved. As the number of voters increase more problems are resolved. As they decrease additional problems emerge. More of us need to vote. Democracy’s strengths start with the voters. Thank you for voting. When you vote you …

They Do Not Want You to Think

August 29, 2018 by Dr. Mel Whitehurst “What good fortune for those in power that people do not think.” Adolf Hitler The Republican Party does not want you to think for yourself. The negative campaigning tactics that dominates their political campaigns are designed to make us more fearful, to be afraid that something bad is going to happen if we …

Collin County Democratic Party Podcast - Come and Hear It!

Episode 8- “We Run on the Issues, Not Attack Ads” Come and Hear It!

In this episode, we talk with Sharon Hirsch, our candidate for HD66, about her views on the education system in Texas. In our roundtable discussion, we talk about Trump’s tariffs, the importance of the State Attorney General office, Trump’s re-election campaign’s donations to two North Texas Republican incumbents, and of course, Beto’s campaign progress. For more information about the events …

WOW Dems Coordinated Volunteer Event Held

Carole L. Evans 7/30/2018 WOW DEMS HELD VOLUNTEER EVENT ON 7/26/2018 Women Organizing Women (WOW) Democrats held a coordinated volunteer event at the home of Lori Kleinfield to do phone banking and postcard writing for candidates Lorie Burch (US Congress, Texas Congressional District 3), Sharon Hirsch (Texas House District 66), and Mark Pharris (Texas Senate District 8). Over 30 women …

Plano City Council Meeting on Budget

Carole Evans 7/30/2018 PLANO HELD REVIEW OF RECOMMENDED 2018-19 BUDGET ON JULY 25, 2018 During the Plano City Council meeting held on July 25, 2018, Karen Rhodes-Whitley, Budget Director for The City of Plano, reviewed the recommended Plano budget for 2018-2019. Her presentation included an overview of the Budget and Community Investment Program (CIP) for 2017-18, the recommended CIP for …

Plano City Council Holds Hot Topic Meeting on Envision Oak Point

Plano City Council – Envision Oak Point a Hot Topic

Carole L. Evans 7/25/2018 PLANO HELD PUBLIC HEARING ON JULY 23, 2018 ON ENVISION OAK POINT The July 23, 2018 Plano City Council meeting, which occasionally grew contentious, drew responses from over 30 citizens about the plan called Envision Oak Point, a renovation and revitalization plan for the northeast portion of Plano. The Oak Point area has needed this renovation …

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 …