Elections 2008- Yet Another One

Posted on 04/06/2008. Filed under: 2008 elections, democrats, SD14 Committeeman, Texas Democratic Primary, Travis County Senate District 14 |

This election year is one of the most exciting ones I have ever seen in my 41 years of being involved in politics and civil rights. There is all the buzz about the presidential campaigns, Texas being in play for the first time in decades and exciting races such as Rick Noriega for Senate and all the Texas Legislative races.

Well, there are another set of elections that will take place in June at the Texas Democratic Party Convention and I have decided to throw my hat into the ring.

Every two years the delegates at the State convention elect the Senate District Committeeman and Committeewoman to represent our Senate Districts on the Executive Committee of the State Party. Rich Bailey, who is the current Committeeman for Travis Senate District 14 is stepping down after 2 terms as is the tradition in Travis County.

I am announcing my candidacy for this seat. I believe it is time for the SDEC to have a grassroots activist and blogger as a member who is willing to try and move the party in a new direction. The extreme numbers of new voters and activist across the state need a voice and I believe I can be that voice.

I have been involved in politics and civil rights since I was 8 years old and since having moved to Texas 5 years ago, I have worked to help elect many fine Democrats. I have also been involved in civil rights fighting to stop the marriage amendment in 2005 and helping stop Rep. Talton’s amendment to a house bill that would have stopped Gays and Lesbians from being foster parents.

I have worked with all age groups, genders and ethnic groups to try and make this a better state and a better country for all Americans. I believe my passion for making a difference is something that needs to be expressed more loudly at SDEC .

If elected to this position, I plan to attend as many different Democratic and Progressive clubs and meetings as possible so I can hear from the people and also join with them to make Travis County even bluer than it is now. I will also listen to the concerns and issues from people in the district and make sure their voices are heard at SDEC. We can improve things in Texas and even in Travis County but it will take all of us working together to make this happen.

Since many of you only know me as refinish69, let me introduce myself. I am Steve Whichard. I am asking for your support to help Take Texas Back!!!


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