Memorial Resolution for James Neal White
Whereas, on July 25, 2021, Senate District 8 Democrats, along with the Dallas County Democratic Party gathered to say goodbye to James Neal White who left this earth on June 28, 2021.
Whereas, James White was born on September 18, 1956, in Cooper, Texas. He graduated from South Garland High School and attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He earned a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Whereas, James worked in the telecom industry and earned 26 patents in the field. Upon his retirement in 2016, James kept active by volunteering and community organizing. He served as a precinct chair and served two terms as the Senate District 8 Committeeman. In addition, James was elected as President of the Far North Dallas Democrats. Under his leadership, membership rose to over 100 members. James was co-creator of The Donkey Show, which raised funds for Democratic candidates. James also personally donated, and supported, many local candidates.
Whereas, during his term as SD8 Committeeman, James was a loyal supporter of the local Democratic clubs. If you ever needed to talk to James, you could count on his monthly attendance at the various club meetings and happy hours. James created the secular caucus at the 2016 Texas Democratic Convention. During his last term, James fulfilled his dream of attending a Democratic National Convention. In 2016, he was elected as a Hillary Clinton Delegate.
Whereas, James was appointed to serve as a Dallas Cultural Affairs commissioner and to the Dallas County Trail and Preserve Board Member, where he served as Chairman. He ran for Dallas City Council and was named “Dallas’ Best Loser” from the Dallas Observer for reaching out, and working with, his Republican opponent to meet the needs of their District. James also volunteered for over 13 years with FIRST Robotics, a worldwide high school robotics competition program and taught technology classes at CC Young Senior Living.
Resolved, that the Texas Democratic Party honors and remembers James Neal White for his service to the Collin and Dallas County Democratic Party and Texas Democratic Party.