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Stonewall Dems Announce Candidate Forum Ahead of March Primary

Stonewall Dems Announce Candidate Forum Ahead of March Primary

The Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio announced their candidate forum and endorsement meeting will take place on Sunday, January 28 in the Trinidad Room at the El Tropicano Hotel. The purpose of the forum is to hear from candidates who are running for office and to vote on endorsements. The meeting is being held ahead

Lupe Valdez, a Democrat, kicks off gubernatorial bid in Dallas

By Cassandra Pollock, The Texas Tribune January 7, 2018 DALLAS — Lupe Valdez, the former Dallas County Sheriff, formally launched her Democratic bid for governor on Sunday, touting a campaign aimed at representing all Texans and listing a broad range of topics she plans to address as election season gets underway. “Together, we need to

Texas Equity PAC Announces Endorsements

On December 29, Texas Equity PAC announced four end-of-the-year endorsements of candidates running for the Texas Legislature. In a statement on its Facebook page, Texas Equity PAC describes its mission: “Pro-equality legislation happens with the support of pro-equality lawmakers. The Texas Equity PAC is the political action committee of Equality Texas. It supports the election

Marriage Equality Pioneer Mark Phariss to Run for Texas Senate

Plano attorney Mark Phariss, who in 2013 was a plaintiff in the successful Texas marriage equality lawsuit, announced his candidacy for Texas Senate District 8, which covers portions of Collin and Dallas counties. The District 8 seat has been held by Republican Van Taylor who is vacating the office to run for Congress. Phariss will

Two DFW-Area LGBT Democrats Seek Texas House Seats

Two LGBT Democrats from the Dallas-Ft. Worth area have announced their candidacy for seats in the Texas House of Representatives. Jessica Gonzalez from Dallas is seeking the Texas House District 104 seat, which is currently held by fellow Democrat Roberto Alonzo. Finnigan “Finn” Jones from Arlington is hoping to capture the Texas House District 94

Lesbian Attorney from Houston Declares Run for Texas Senate

Attorney and political activist Fran Watson from Houston has filed her application to be officially placed on the ballot as a Democratic primary candidate for Texas Senate District 17. Watson traveled to Texas Democratic Party headquarters in Austin to file her application on November 21. If she emerges victorious in this race, she will be

Rosie Gonzalez Announces Run for Judge of County Court at Law 13

In a brief announcement on November 16, local attorney Rosa Maria “Rosie” Gonzalez threw her hat into the upcoming Democratic primary for Judge County Court at Law No. 13. “It’s official. I’m in,” Gonzalez told her friends and associates who gathered to hear her announcement. “Justice can‚’t be bought. No signs, no commercials, no push

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