Dallas County Democrats Statement on 2022 Midterm Election Returns

For Immediate Release

November 9, 2022

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!

Last night voters flipped three county seats red to blue, resulting in a Dallas County government that’s nearly all Democratic (one seat remaining out of more than 40) and more reflective of our county. Congratulations to all our Democratic incumbents from federal, to Texas Legislature, to the county level who held their seats, the next generation of Democratic leaders including Jasmine Crockett and Venton Jones headed to the U.S. House and State House, and Andy Sommerman, Henry Curry, and Adam Swartz who won their races for county commissioner, constable, and justice of the peace. 

When elected in 2021, we promised to grow our majority in Dallas County, and today’s new reality will mean real improvements in the daily lives of Dallas County residents—greater access to healthcare, affordable housing, safer communities, and broadband access required in 2022 and beyond for successful education, employment, and business. 

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. While we are still crunching numbers, we are heartened by news from the Dallas County Elections Department on 25-34 and 35-44 age groups turning out on Election Day. We thank all our candidates and their families for their commitment to improve our collective well-being and to uphold democracy. Much gratitude also to the hundreds of election judges, clerks, and voter protection workers, and our staff who recruited them, for providing a safe, secure, and friendly voting experience. 

Although the statewide results are not what we hoped for, we ask Dallas County voters to not be discouraged, and to stay in the fight towards progress with us. Our fundamental rights are under attack from Republican extremists, but we won’t back down. We will continue to rise together. 

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."