We ARE PROUD of our 6 great WOW Dems candidates who are running for election in 2016! See below for more info on these and other great candidates. Primaries will be held March 1st, 2016 (with early voting starting in February). Please get involved in one of their campaigns. You can block walk, donate to their campaign or do whatever you can to help these fine Democrats get elected! Click on their names for more info.
Cristin Padgett from Frisco, Texas is running for Texas State Representative House District 33, which includes most of Frisco, parts of Celina, Prosper and all of Rockwall. She is young, has great ideas and the passion and energy to bring about change! Her key issues are education, economic stability and civil liberties.
Karen Jacobs from Heath, Texas is also running for Texas State Representative House District 33. She is a business leader and retired engineer, and has been active in the Democratic party of Rockwall. She believes in the importance of public education, investing in roads, water and renewable energy. She has practical solutions for the problems we face.
Gnanse Nelson is running for Texas State Representative House District 66. She works for Star Local Media in Plano and is active in the community. She is a Public Relations and Communications professional and studied political science and history at LSU. Her focus is on affordable higher education and federal funding to expand healthcare to low-income Texans. With her great intelligence and ability to work across the aisle, she will make a great Representative to the State House.
Denise Hamilton is running for Texas State Representative House District 89. She is a self-employed realtor, a civic award winner, active in the Plano multicultural Outreach Roundtable, AVID, CASA, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and is an experienced leader standing up for the rights of all.
Victoria Neave is an attorney, and advocate running for Texas State Representative House District 107 (which includes parts of East Dallas, Garland and Mesquite). She needs your help to win in one of the few real swing districts in Texas.
Dorotha Ocker is running for Texas State Representative House District 115, which covers Northwest Dallas County. She is a Stanford-trained trial lawyer and is a partner in her own law firm in Carrolton. She is running on a platform of higher wages, equal pay and affordable college for Texans.
Two other WOW Dem members, Carolyn Filak, and Nancy Bryant, have husbands who are running:
Michael Filak – US Congress District 3
John Bryant – Texas State Representative House District 70.
Also, our Collin County Democratic Party County Chair Mike Rawlins will be running again, unopposed! He and his wife Diana are WOW Dems.
Here are some other local candidates:
Dennise Garcia – Court of Appeals #7 Dist. 5
Gena Slaughter – Court of Appeals #4 Dist. 5
Scott Coleman – Texas State Representative House District 67
Laura Irvin – Texas State Representative House District 102
Jan McDowell – US House of Representatives CD 24
Michael Messer – Justice of the Peace District 3-1
Ramona Brumfield – Justice of the Peace District 3-1
Adam Bell – US Congress, District 3