Come watch the election results come in, after you vote in the Democracy Primary Runoff!
The 2018 Johnson Jordan Dinner sets the table for a momentous election cycle and November election. Join us as we hear from legendary strategist and political commentator James Carville on May 31st at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. Click here for SPONSOR BENEFITS and complete event details.
The 2018 Democratic Primary Runoff will be TODAY, Tuesday, May 22, from 7 AM to 7 PM, at local precinct polling places. As in the Primary in March, some precincts have been combined, so if you haven't already voted early or by mail, check the Dallas County Elections Department website list to make sure where you will have to vote on Tuesday. Everyone in Dallas County can vote in at least five statewide or countywide runoffs, and some will also get to vote in from one to three others in district contests.
The sample ballot for the whole county is at:
The list of local precinct voting locations is at:
Official Democratic Runoff Watch Party:
Please join The Stonewall Democrats of Dallas, Downtown Dallas Democrats, Dallas County Young Democrats, + The Dallas County Democratic Party for an Runoff Election Night Watch Party on Tuesday, May 22nd, at Ellen's (downtown at 1790 N Record St, Dallas, Texas 75202 in the west end) at 7 pm with featured speaker former Sheriff Lupe Valdez! All candidates, nominees, and Democrats are welcome! Join your friends, and watch the results roll in!
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/451802855255791/
Other campaign watch parties:
Paula Rosales Election Watch Party -- For Judge, Court At Law No. 4 -- 7 pm - 1 am, Mac's Southside, 1701 South Lamar Street, Dallas, Texas 75215
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2179783782244677/
Colin Allred Runoff Election Watch Party -- For Congress, Dist. 32 --7:15 - 10 pm, Ozona Grill & Bar, 4615 Greenville Ave, Dallas, Texas 75206
The campaign will provide appetizers, and there will be a cash bar.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/205062483615565/
Lillian Salerno Election Night Watch Party -- For Congress, Dist. 32 -- 7 PM - 12 AM, Garden Cafe, 5310 Junius St., Dallas 75214
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1377789658987427/
If there are any other watch parties scheduled, email us and we will add them here and to the website calendar. Thank you!
Dallas County Democratic Party Press Release -- Monday April 23:
The Dallas County Republican Party lawsuit, seeking to disqualify Democratic candidates from the General Election in November, has been dismissed by the court as a frivolous lawsuit.
Despite the allegations of the Republicans, the attorneys for the Dallas County Democratic Party demonstrated to the court that the Democratic Party complied with all applicable law. It is the contention of the Democratic Party that "this baseless suit was an attempt by the Republican Party to suppress the rights of voters."
Dallas County Democratic Party Chair Carol Donovan said, "We are delighted to have this matter behind us. This decision insures that democracy has been protected. Democrats will not be divided or distracted. We will continue to defend the rights of voters to choose their elected officials at the ballot box."
Read more at the DMN: Judge dismisses GOP lawsuit
Progressive organizations across the nation are preparing contingency plans for the possibility that President Trump will provoke a constitutional crisis by firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Dallas organizer Liz Wally says "This is a protest we don't want to have", but we have to be prepared.
UPDATE: Now that the FBI has seized records from Trump's attorney Michael Cohen, Trump is practically exploding with wrath and no longer denying any consideration of firing Mueller -- or Sessions or Rosenstein just to get Mueller out. THIS MAY BLOW UP ANY DAY NOW! KEEP WATCHING!!
If this happens, then protests will begin at Dallas City Hall.
IF MUELLER IS FIRED BEFORE 2 PM, THEN PROTESTS WILL TAKE PLACE AT 5 PM.
IF MUELLER IS FIRED AFTER 2 PM, THEN THE PROTEST WILL TAKE PLACE AT NOON THE FOLLOWING DAY.
This is nationwide. See more at Nobody Is Above The Law.
March 19, 2018: Judge Christi Kennedy, a visiting Republican judge from Smith County, categorically rejected a lawsuit by the Dallas County Republican Party and GOP judicial candidate Michael Lee which sought to knock incumbent Democratic Judge Staci Williams off the ballot today as a result of alleged deficiencies in her nominating papers.
"We are delighted by the judge's ruling," said Dallas County Democratic Party Chair Carol Donovan. "This was a cynical political lawsuit filed by the Republicans to subvert the will of the electorate and achieve, through litigation, what the Republican Party could not hope to attain at the ballot box. The judge's decision ensures that the voters- and not a court - will decide the outcome of this election."
Chad Baruch, one of the lawyers for the Democratic Party commented, "This decision reinforces what we have been saying from the beginning, which is that Texas judges decide these cases based on the law and not on politics. Despite cynical suggestions to the contrary, our judges rise above partisan politics in discharging their duty to apply the law. We are delighted that the judge did so in this case, and we never doubted the outcome."
Judge Williams was represented in the case by George "Tex" Quesada, Anthony Farmer, and Thomas R. Phillips.The Dallas County Democratic Party was represented by Chad Baruch, Randy Johnston, and Sarah Duncan.
The 2018 Democratic Primary results from Dallas County are at:
For results in districts which cross county lines (including some for US Congress, State Senator, and State Board of Education), and for the statewide totals, see:
There will be several runoffs on Tuesday, May 22:
Statewide there will be a runoff for Governor between Lupe Valdez and Andrew White.
Here in Dallas County there will also be runoffs for:
U.S. Representative District 32 -- Colin Allred and Lillian Salerno
State Representative District 109 -- Deshaundra Lockhart Jones and Carl Sherman
District Judge, Judicial District 68 -- Martin Hoffman (incumbent) and Kim Brown
District Judge, Judicial District 193 -- Carl Ginsberg (incumbent) and Bridgett Whitmore
Judge Court At Law No. 4 -- Ken Tapscott (incumbent) and Paula Rosales
Judge Criminal Court of Appeals No. 2 -- Pamela Luther and Marilynn Mayse
Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 4 Place 2 -- Fred "Action" Jackson and Sasha Moreno
Constable Precinct No. 4 -- Sha Steger Knight and Edward Wright
Constable Precinct No. 5 -- Beth Villarreal (incumbent) and Michael Orozco
In contests for party office, Carol Donovan was reelected Dallas County Democratic Party County Chair. There were some two dozen contests for Precinct Chair, with no runoffs.
Five incumbent elected officials were defeated by challengers:
State Representative Dist. 104 Roberto Alonzo lost to Jessica Gonzalez.
District Judge of Judicial District 160 Jim Jordan lost to Aiesha Redmond.
Judge of Criminal Court No. 10 Roberto Canas lost to Etta J. Mullin.
Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 4 Place 1 Norris "Stretch" Rideaux lost to Mike Jones.
Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 4 Place 2 Katy Hubener lost to Fred "Action" Jackson and Sasha Moreno (who will be in a runoff).
According to Section 172.084 of the Election Code, passed in the most recent legislature, "The order of the candidates' names on the runoff primary election ballot for each county shall be in the same order as on the general primary election ballot." No drawing will be needed for runoff ballot order. For instance, this means in Dallas County Valdez will be first on the runoff ballot for Governor and White second.
See who represents Dallas County from the People’s House to the Court House. We’ve compiled elected officials’ websites, Facebook and Twitter accounts, so you don’t have to go looking.
The Leadership Council is a special group within the Dallas County Democratic Party of elected officials who provide financial and leadership support to the party. Our elected officials understand that a strong local party is key to their own success during their initial election and subsequent re-elections. This financial support allows the party to provide more comprehensive voter outreach for candidates and develop expansive “Get Out The Vote” efforts. See the list at this page.