Dallas County swears in new officials with all-Democratic Commissioners Court
Dallas County’s new Democratic officeholders took the oath of office on Sunday, to make official and celebrate their sweep of countywide races in November. For the first time in recent history, they control all but one county office. The Democrats swept every countywide race on the ballot in November, winning with relative ease. Chair Kristy Noble said Democrats’ successes can also be credited to an increase in young voters, calling it an “exciting” development for Democrats.
Eye on Politics: Post-election analysis of Texas' biggest races
Democrats made gains in Dallas County, including a flip on the Dallas County Commissioners Court, which is now entirely Democratic, constable and JP flips from red to blue, and held Democratic seats from County Judge and District Attorney to the Texas Legislature, including the newly drawn HD 114.
VICTORIOUS! Midterm Election Results
These election wins are thanks to our coordinated campaign centering strong Democrats, infrequent and young voters in multiple languages, working with allied organizations, strategists, Democratic clubs, precinct chairs, grassroots volunteers and donors, and our dedicated staff and interns...As we look ahead to the next elections, gains made in Dallas County cement the importance of local control, growing our majorities, and collective power. We must work to strengthen our democracy from the school board to city halls across our diverse county, because all politics are local.
Dallas County Democrats Statement on 2022 Midterm Election Returns
DALLAS — Today, Dallas County Democratic Party Chair Kristy Noble and Vice Chair Kardal Coleman released the following statement on Dallas County election results: “It’s a good day to be a Democrat in Dallas County!"
Solid Democratic Party Wins Continue in Dallas County
With Andrew Sommerman's win, the Dallas County Commissioners Court is now 100% Democratic. The blue wave in Dallas County will mean real improvements in the daily lives of Dallas County residents.
Democrats Clay Jenkins, Venton Jones claim victories in Dallas midterm elections
"Is this a Democratic county or what?" Thank you to the hundreds who attended our Election Victory Watch Party with Representative-elect Venton Jones, our generous sponsors, candidates and elected officials, and clubs!
Election preview: What Texas voters can expect when they head to the polls
"It's important that Democrats specifically cast their ballots this election cycle because we have major opportunities on the ballot. The chance to elect a governor who can represent our truest values and protect our children," Dallas County Democratic Party Vice Chair Kardal Coleman said.
Dallas County Democrats Working for Big Turnout
Thursday saw the highest voter turnout of any day of early voting yet! When we all show up and vote — a better Texas is possible. Polls are open until 9PM tonight, Friday, Nov. 4.
Could Dallas County voter turnout boost Democrats across Texas?
With their electoral advantages, Dallas County Democrats have loftier goals than just winning local races. They want to build a formidable political machine to boost their statewide hopefuls. But expanding the electorate takes hard work and better outreach to disaffected or disinterested potential voters.
Information about mail-in ballot duplicates
The Dallas County Democratic Party (DCDP) has recently been made aware of issues concerning mail-in ballots throughout Dallas County. As we work to gain all of the facts from the County Elections Department, we will make sure to keep voters updated and informed.
Polls don't reflect Democratic opportunity. Go vote!
"From our perspective, if we as Democrats, strong Democrats, low propensity Democrats who don't vote as often as we would like them to, we turn out, we run the table," Kristy Noble, the Democratic Party Chair said.
Dallas County Democratic, Republican parties address ballots missing write-in section
"When 10,000 people who are seniors, who are disabled, are getting something that is not typical and may cause some confusion, we want to make sure we address it," Dallas County Democratic Party Chair Kristy Noble said.
Lambda Weekly 10 - 16 - 22
Chair Kristy Noble joined KNON's Lambda Weekly, the oldest longest-running LGBT radio show anywhere (since 1983), to talk about Democrats fighting for equal rights, Democrats delivering to reduce inflation, restore access to reproductive healthcare for all Texans, keep our communities safe from gun violence, defend the ballot box, and fix the damn grid.
Texas Democrats urge chairs to mobilize women on abortion rights, Republicans call it deflection
Citing recent polls, Democrats say abortion is on the ballot in Texas this fall. "Republicans are pushing us back in time," said Kristy Noble, chair of the Dallas County Democratic Party. Dallas County was the spark of the nationwide Roe vs. Wade abortion rights revolution, and 50 years later, it’s the center of the fight to restore voting rights, equal rights, and reproductive rights. Democrats, Independents, and Republicans who don’t recognize your party, join us!
Republican Ken Paxton, Democratic challenger Rochelle Garza campaign for attorney general
Labor Day represents the start of the political sprint toward Election Day. Both the Republican and Democratic candidates for Texas Attorney General stumped for votes in North Texas. Democrat Rochelle Garza told Dallas County Democrats she's fighting for the children and families of Texas. Collier said he believes state Republican leaders, including two-term incumbent Dan Patrick, are to blame for high property taxes.
Texas Candidates Make Labor Day Push in North Texas
Texas state candidates are stopping by North Texas on Labor Day as Election Day looms. At a Labor Day Picnic hosted by the Dallas County Democratic Party, Garza said she wants to fight for families and children. “That means making sure we restore access to abortion care, that we respect voting rights, and that we protect Texas consumers and have accountability for the power grid failure,” Garza said.
Beto O’Rourke courts Dallas Black voters he’ll need to beat Texas Gov. Greg Abbott
“Black folks have been the backbone of the Democratic Party, and we can’t take that for granted,” said Kardal Coleman, vice chairman of the Dallas County Democratic Party. “They have to be courted, just like your persuasion voters.” O’Rourke estimates that at least 400,000 Dallas County residents didn’t participate in the 2020 elections. If Democrats could turn out those votes in this blue county, he would have a better chance against Abbott.
Drivers line up for Koch brothers' gas in Dallas
While the other side is offering stunts, Democrats are delivering solutions. Dallas County Democratic Party Chair Kristy Noble said the local party is grateful to the Biden Administration, saying the president and Democrats controlling the U.S. House are taking steps to lower "everyday costs for American families." The Affordable Insulin Now Act, Inflation Reduction Act, Lower Food & Fuel Costs Act, and Access to Baby Formula Act votes are public, and you’ll see for yourself that Republicans voted against capping insulin prices at $35 a month, lowering gas prices and preventing price gouging, and adding FDA resources to address the baby formula shortage. Your pocketbook and your freedoms are on the ballot this November. Vote Democratic.
CPAC 2022 wraps up in Dallas, Democrats respond
Texas Democrats are pushing back on some of the issues discussed at CPAC. They held a news conference Friday condemning the speech from the Prime Minister of Hungary that was made on Thursday.
"Republicans are putting on one of the most grotesque displays of far-right ideology that we have ever seen in Texas."
Dallas-area Democrats held a news conference Friday morning where they said extremism is on display at CPAC. Democrats condemned Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who they call authoritarian and who recently complained Europe was becoming "mixed-race."
Democrats decry Hungarian Prime Minister Orbán’s CPAC appearance in Dallas
Dallas County Democratic Party Chair Kristy Noble argued that there is room in the party for a broad coalition of voters, a strategy the Democrats are counting on to recapture statewide office for the first time in over 20 years. “Anyone who hears us now, whether you’re a Democrat, you consider yourself a moderate, or you’re a Republican who doesn’t understand or doesn’t recognize the party that you used to love, we are here for you,” she said.
Dallas Democrats Accuse Republican Party Candidate of Submitting Fraudulent Application for Office | People Newspapers
“Any politically-minded person, as soon as redistricting came out and the lines were drawn, would check what districts they were in, especially if they were going to run,” Noble said. Noble also released a statement saying that Republicans can’t win elections on issues such as abortion, gun violence, healthcare, and jobs, so they gerrymander, making Texas a difficult state to vote in.
Dallas County Democratic Party Refers Republican HD 114 False Application to DA
“Republicans can’t win elections on the issues—abortion and reproductive rights, gun violence prevention, access to affordable healthcare, and quality jobs—so they gerrymander, make Texas the hardest state in which to vote, and now, approve a false election application," said Dallas County Democratic Party Chair Kristy Noble.
PRESS RELEASE: Chairman Hinojosa Applauds Dallas County Democrats for Exposing GOP Fraud in North Texas
AUSTIN, Texas -- Today, Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa released the following statement applauding the Dallas County Democratic Party for exposing an election cheating scheme involving a precinct chair, candidate, and the Dallas County Republican Party chair.
Democrats Accuse GOP State Representative Candidate of Fraud. Dallas Democrats have accused Mark Hajdu, the GOP candidate for Texas District 114, of submitting a fraudulent candidate application. Paperwork filed on behalf of Dallas County Democratic party chair Kristy Noble accuses Hajdu of knowingly filing to run for office in a district he no longer lives in.
Dallas Democrats Accuse Former GOP State House Candidate of Submitting Fraudulent Application
"Our voters deserve to have the processes followed by both sides, by both parties, to make sure that everything is fair,” said Kristy Noble, Dallas County Democratic Party chair. “Reached by phone, Hajdu slammed the Democrats’ claims as ‘absolutely inaccurate’ and ‘fraudulent.’ He then promised to call back before hurriedly ending the call. He neither called back nor did he respond to a subsequent voicemail and email.”
Democrats Refer Republican HD 114 False Application to Dallas County District Attorney
Dallas County Democrats filed with the Public Integrity Unit of the Dallas County District Attorney against the Dallas County Republicans’ acceptance of Mark Hajdu’s false application to run for State Representative HD 114, and his wife’s Jennifer’s signature on the application, in her role as chair of the Dallas County Republican Party. At the time of filing, Mark Hajdu did not live in that district.
Texas Democratic Party Releases Detailed 2022 Convention Schedule | Texas Democratic Party
Our Chair Kristy Noble, Dallas County Democratic Party Chair will speak Friday night, shortly after DNC Chair Jaime Harrison! Chair Harrison’s appearance at the 2022 Convention highlights the investment the DNC is making in Texas in the 2022 election cycle, ensuring that Texas Democrats have the resources necessary to defeat Greg Abbott and win races up and down the ballot, across the state.
Texas Democrats will ponder how to win at this week’s convention in Dallas
Texas Democrats will gather this week in Dallas to figure out the best way to push a boulder up a hill. In November, Texans will elect their statewide leaders...
Photos: A Weekend of Protests in Dallas After Roe v. Wade Is Overturned
Over 1,000 North Texans poured into downtown over the weekend, marching through the streets on their way to the Earle E. Cabell Federal Building to protest the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Texas Democrats hope abortion ruling backlash will help in November elections
Texas Democrats hope abortion ruling backlash will help in November elections
Abortion rights activists protest in Dallas, Fort Worth
Activists were out in Dallas and Fort Worth Saturday voicing their opinions on the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. FOX 4's Peyton Yager has reactions from those who attended the rallies.
On 2nd day of protests in downtown Dallas after abortion ruling, a rally for the vote
“It’s time to stop playing nice,” boomed Kristy Noble, chairwoman of the Dallas County Democratic Party, over the speakers in Main Street Garden to kick off the “Rising Together Rally” on Saturday morning. “We have to get mean, we have to get loud and we have to fight for our rights.”
Roe v. Wade overruled: Dallas protest planned in downtown Saturday morning
The Dallas Rally for Abortion Justice was scheduled for Wednesday, June 29, from noon to 2 p.m. in downtown Dallas.
Rallies, Marches Held in North Texas After Roe v. Wade Overturned
Hundreds rallied in North Texas this weekend in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, which had guaranteed women the right to abortion.
Abortion rights advocates take to the streets in Dallas
A day after the Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade was published, protestors showed up in Dallas.
Protests continue in Dallas, Fort Worth following Roe v. Wade reversal
A couple hundred people gathered in Dallas were joined by hundreds more in Fort Worth to protest the reversal of Roe v. Wade.
Hundreds of protesters gather, march in Dallas over SCOTUS abortion ruling
Hundreds marched to voice their frustrations over the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.
Rising together rally for our rights
The Dallas County Democratic Party is on the front lines of the fight to save our democracy in a state led by extremists desperate to hold on to political power, afraid of the people, and suppressing votes instead of delivering basic resources like electricity.
Rally for rights endangered by SCOTUS set for Saturday - Dallas Voice
Dallas Democratic Party and a number of other organizations are holding the “Rise Together: A Rally for Our Rights” Saturday, July 25, at 10 a.m. at Main Street Garden Park, 1902 Main St. in Dallas.
Kardal Coleman to lead most effective, inclusive coordinated campaign in DCDP history
The Dallas County Democratic Party today officially announced the hire of new Rising Together Coordinated Campaign Director Kardal Coleman. Coleman is a coalition builder and veteran of the US Armed Forces and Texas Democratic Party.
Uvalde Elementary School Shooting Deepens Rift in Texas Politics
Kathleen Thompson, communications director for the Dallas County Democrats, said her organization is proud of Beto O’Rourke. “Every Texan deserves answers to why Governor Abbott keeps saying ‘thoughts and prayers.’” “They have it in their power to safeguard Texans at schools, churches, grocery stores, and concerts, and they don’t.” Meanwhile, the Dallas County Republican Party shifts blame for another Texas school mass murder to military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
America’s divide may deepen after pending Supreme Court Roe v. Wade ruling on abortion
A clear majority of Americans support abortion rights. “Republicans are playing politics with people’s lives, and they’re playing these politics in order to remain in power,” Kristy Noble, the chairwoman of the Dallas County Democratic Party said. “They are doing these things even though the vast majority of people do not agree with these policies, so the divide is being created and manifested by the policies that the Republicans are putting in place.”
Dallas County to eliminate 39 voting sites in May election to ease problems at the polls
As the county discussed removing redundant nearby locations, we advocated for no more than 10% closures. This is an ongoing process, which required input from allied organizations and many individuals. Access to the ballot box is our top priority, and this requires constant organizing, reevaluating and redeveloping processes, and extensive resources. To ensure voters have a safe, secure, and pleasant experience, please sign up to be an election worker or share with friends and family! Spanish speakers are especially wanted. www.dallasdemocrats.org/action/election-worker
Wait times, worker shortage in March has Dallas County leaders scrambling ahead of May elections
Kristy Noble, chair of the Dallas County Democratic Party, pointed to the ripple effect of new identification requirements for mail-in ballots, which are available only to specific groups of voters... Noble noted over 6% of mail-in ballots in the county were rejected because of the new identification requirements. Those voters, she said, had to show up in person if they wanted to vote, leading to longer queues to vote curbside.
Save Melissa Lucio Rally
Chair Kristy Noble and Vice Chair Kardal Coleman joined state and local leaders along with Somos Tejas to call for halting the execution of Melissa Lucio. In less than 3 weeks, she could become the first Latina and first woman since 2014 to be executed by the State of Texas. We need to continue amplifying Melissa’s story before an irreversible injustice is committed.
Letters to the Editor — Ballot volunteers, Texas kids, school finances, redistricting, online paper
Please give credit to our Dallas County volunteers and members of the (bipartisan) Ballot Board at Dallas County Elections Department. These hard-working people called, texted and emailed county residents over 65 or disabled to assist completion of the vote-by-mail applications and subsequently the ballots. Thanks to the volunteers, our rate of rejection was 6.5%, the second lowest in the state.
Venton Jones makes the run-off - Dallas Voice
Dallas County Democratic Party Chair Kristy Noble said Jones has supported candidates and party activities ever since moving back to Dallas.
Many voting locations throughout Texas did not open because of staff shortages
Kathleen Thompson, the communications director for the Dallas County Democratic Party, said some election judges had told her they were concerned about the new voting restrictions and harsh penalties enacted last year. The Dallas County Republican Party did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
New ID laws tripping up Texas mail-in voters
New identification requirements for voters who cast their ballots by mail are causing problems for thousands in the Lone Star State. But there’s still time to shore up those votes and correct those ballots. Kristy Noble, chairwoman of the Dallas County Democratic Party told press on Tuesday that calls airing questions and frustrations have been “pretty much constant” since January over new ID rules.
Dallas County Democrats win bid for temporary restraining order to extend early voting because of winter weather
We’re granted our temporary restraining order to allow polling locations to remain open Friday night until 10pm. The TRO is in response to the weather-related closings this week. The Dallas County Republican Party refused to join our effort.
Ballot Rejections in Texas Spike After New Voting Law
Ahead of Tuesday’s primary, about 30 percent of absentee ballots were rejected in the state’s most populous counties. In 2020, the statewide rejection rate was less than 1 percent.
Dallas County Extends its Early Voting Deadline Until 10 p.m.
People were still bundled up at polling places in Dallas County Friday but the places were all open.. unlike Thursday when most in Dallas County were closed. The Democratic party asked a judge to order more time. "We should take into account those hours that were closed and we need to open tomorrow," said Kristy Noble, Dallas County Democratic Party Chair.
Dallas County Democrats file temporary restraining order to keep polls open after winter closures
The Dallas County Democratic Party joined voter protection attorneys and Democratic candidates in seeking a temporary restraining order, asking the courts to allow polling locations in Dallas County to remain open later in response to the weather-related closings on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. The Dallas County Republican Party has refused to join our effort to protect voters.
Ahead of Texas primary, Republicans and Democrats agree on impact of voting
In this joint primary, Democrats and Republicans agree on the impact of voting, but we strongly disagree with the Dallas County Republican Party chair being “very pleased with changes to the mail-in ballot system.” A 28% rejection rate is a success only if you’re on Team Vote Suppression. We’re on Team Voter.
Early Voting Gets Underway Monday for the March 1 Primary in Texas
“We have some amazing candidates and packed races,” Chair Kristy Noble told NBC 5 news. We can’t win in November unless we pick the best candidates in March. Make sure you, your friends, and your family get to know your candidates at dallasdemocrats.org and make your voting plan today!
9 Democrats Looking to Fill EBJ's District 30 Seat
“Folks are energized. Folks are having conversations in places in spaces that we normally didn't about this race. And so, it is intriguing to see that on the soccer fields, on the football fields, and even in the barbershops, that folks are talking about Texas 30, and this potential of a new member of congress,” said Kardal Coleman, vice chairman of the Dallas Democratic Party.
Retiring U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson looms large in crowded race to replace her
We do not endorse candidates in the Primary, but we do endorse the enthusiasm! “There’s a lot of experience and political know-how within this field right now,” Chair Kristy Noble said. “There are a number of people who can be amazing, amazing congresspeople. It’s a good, strong race.”
United States: Many mail-in ballot applications rejected in Texas
A month and a half before the primary for the midterm elections in Texas, election officials have been sounding the alarm since the application of the new Texas electoral law, one of the most restrictive in the United States.
Amid Challenging 2022 Midterm Election for Democrats, Republicans Hope To Turn Dallas County Red In November
Chair Kristy Noble told CBS 11 that Democracy is a team sport. This year, we will be everywhere the people are, and if we work together to reach every voter, we win!
Republicans move to challenge Democrats in deep blue Dallas County
Chair Kristy Noble told the Dallas Morning News that we’ve shown with our outreach, in these few short months since her election, that we won’t take a single vote for granted.
The Power Grid Failed Texas Last February. Now, It Could Shake Up Abbott's Reelection Bid.
Comms Director Kathleen Thompson says the system failed Texans. Other states’ infrastructure is strong enough to withstand a days-long freeze, but rather than fixing the grid, Abbott focused the Texas Legislature on keeping Black people from voting and kids from playing soccer.
Former Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke Is Running For Governor Of Texas
Dallas County Democratic Party Chair Kristy Noble welcomed O'Rourke's entrance to the race.
'Texans Have Had Enough,' Dallas County Democrats Welcome Beto O’Rourke To 2022 Gubernatorial Race
The Dallas County Democratic Party is welcoming former El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke in his 2022 bid for Texas Governor.
RNC opens so-called "community center" in Dallas County
National Republicans hope to improve outreach in minority communities. Dallas County Democratic Party Chairwoman Kristy Noble criticized the real GOP agenda.
Vice Chair Kardal Coleman Live with RTVI
Vice Chair Kardal Coleman told RTVI that Abbott keeps siding with COVID and should get out of the way of Democrats and businesses leading the fight against the pandemic.
Democrats Want Beto O'Rourke to Run for Texas Governor. But Why?
Beto Watch came calling for Chair Kristy Noble. She told the Dallas Observer that Gov. Greg Abbott hasn't earned another term, and Beto O'Rourke is already working for all Texans.
Boots on the Ground by Tex Mix Podcast
"With a little direction and encouragement, a lot of people can make a big impact!" Thanks to Jessica Coggins and the Texas Signal for interviewing Chair Kristy Noble about her voter turnout successes and our plans to grow our majority in Dallas County and turn Texas blue!
Here’s why the FEDD knocking on your door won’t be Kristy Noble - Lakewood/East Dallas
Kristy Noble coached basketball and started her own software security company before she made her way into local politics.
As population grows, so does debate on reaching Latino voters in ’22
Both parties are reassessing Latino voter outreach after Democrats were disappointed by GOP gains in competitive districts in 2020.
Dallas Co Democrats to send care packages to those in Washington breaking quorum
The Dallas County Democratic Party is preparing to send “care packages” to state lawmakers who have gone to Washington D.C. to prevent a quorum during the special session in Austin. More than 50 Democrats left Austin July 11.
Democrats aren't worried about a GOP comeback in North Dallas
There’s little doubt Texas Republicans are eyeing the seat of retiring Rep. John Turner, a two-term statehouse Democrat from the Dallas suburbs, as a potential 2022 midterm pickup.
Kristy Noble elected to lead the Dallas County Democratic Party
Dallas businesswoman Kristy Noble has won election to serve out the remainder of Carol Donovan's term as chairwoman of the Dallas County Democratic Party.