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Precinct Chair 2038

A Precinct Chair is the local representative of the political party at the neighborhood, grass-roots level. The primary job of a Precinct Chair is to increase voters for that party by contacting neighbors, distributing literature and working with other Precinct Chairs. Precinct Chairs can be Election Judges or Alternate Judges but they are not required to be.Precinct Chairs are also members of the Executive Committee of their county party. The Executive Committee meets periodically and is responsible for reviewing and approving party activities and filling vacant Precinct Chair positionsAny registered voter can become the Precinct Chair in the voting precinct where they live. A person can be elected in the party Primary, or chosen to fill an open spot by the County Executive Committee. Precinct Chairs serve a 2 year term without compensation.
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Biographical Information

INVOLVEMENT: Describe how you have been involved in the political process in the last 2 years?

VISION: If elected, what would you most like to accomplish during the next term?

OUTREACH: What steps would you take to increase outreach to voters in your precinct?

OTHER ISSUES: What other issues do you believe are most pressing in your precinct, and how would you address them?

Age 51
Education Masters in Public Administration, Univ. of Texas at Dallas BA, English, Oklahoma State Univ.
Campaign Phone (214) 507-1283
2016 delegate to SD16 and Texas Democratic conventions. Co-founder, Texas Dem. Small Business Caucus.Volunteer, DISD and City Council races. As Precinct Chair 2038, I digitized outreach via Facebook, online sign up forms, a newsletter, and NextDoor app to increase outreach and educate residents. I made it a priority to show fairness to all 2018 Democratic primary candidates by hosting multiple meet-and-greets, happy hours and coffees in our precinct and in cooperation with surrounding precincts. I volunteer for the Dallas County Democratic Party (DCDP) to support events, administrative needs, and GOTV activities. Working with DCDP’s Precinct Chairs Matters and Community Council committees, while volunteering for multiple primary candidates.
We must increase voter education and turnout for mid-term and municipal elections. While national and state issues affect our community, precint residents and businesses desire to discuss school board, property taxes, zoning and bond issues. I’ll make it easier to engage and educate. I envision neighborhood “voter action” and educational events, and one-on-one discussion groups. I’ll increase interaction with neighborhood associations, local Party resources, elected officials, and surrounding precincts. Precinct #2038 had 70% turnout for the 2016 General (6th highest Dem. straight ticket in HD108), but significantly lower in 2014 mid-terms. For Nov 2018, my goal is to increase 2014's voter turnout by 200.
I’ll continue my past success of hosting neighborhood events with elected officials and candidates, including voter registration drives. Precinct demographics are changing. As precinct chair, I’ll appeal to cultural and political issues important to a busy lifestyle, to our youth, new families, first-time property owners and business owners. It must be easier for them to voice concerns and hear from local officials and candidates. In addition to knocking on doors, I’ll continue to increase social media and email outreach, and plan “meet-and-greets” with neighboring precincts. It is pertinent that the precinct chair, residents, and candidates meet in-person to discuss issues and to increase enthusiasm for the vote in Precinct 2038!
As a precinct volunteer and poll worker for several years, I’ve seen our overall voter turnout increase, but our neighborhood demographics change. And quickly. As a precinct inclusive and adjacent to many small businesses, one-on-one outreach is necessary. Engagement should appeal to voters in an environment that sparks their cultural interests, especially that of our young residents. To support this effort and increase engagement, I’ve established the L. Greenville/M-Streets and Knox-Henderson Area Democrats Club to further involve Precinct 2038 and our surrounding precinct chairs and residents.
Education BS in Geology - University of Alabama; MBA - SMU
I am an active Volunteer Deputy Registrar, a member of Forward Motion Texas and the Funky East Dallas Democrats (FEDDs), and am integrally involved in supporting candidates seeking to represent Precinct 2038 to Dallas County, including candidates for Dallas ISD School Board and City Council. This support includes block walks, phone banks, fundraisers, and attendance at candidate forums. In the past year, I have attended County Executive Committee meetings held by the DCDP.

My vision for Precinct 2038 is clear: Increase voter participation and create a community voice to represent our shared values with the goal of electing Democratic candidates into public office. I will accomplish this by continuing to register new voters, holding monthly precinct meetings, and continuing to be active in East Dallas and the greater Dallas Democratic groups.
My focus for outreach efforts will be to knock on doors, hold monthly precinct meetings, listen to the community, and most importantly to be active twelve months per year to build the Democratic voter base. I think the key to being a good precinct chair is communication with my neighbors and the understanding that I must earn their support.
Our neighborhood needs to create a strong precinct team to identify Democratic voters and discuss the shared values that may lead to coalitions with other voters to build the voter base, increase voter participation, and elect Democratic candidates.