2014 Democratic Run-off Is Set

The 2014 Democratic Primary field is set. The run-off is Tuesday May 27 (early voting May 19-23).

The candidates are:
U.S. Senate: David Alameel vs LaRouchie whack job Keesha Rogers (she is not a Democrat, her platform includes impeaching Obama, please do NOT vote for her)

AgCommisioner: Jim Hogan vs Kinky Friedman

County Court At Law 5: Judge Martha Huerta Quintanilla vs Mel Madrigal

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2014 Nueces County Senatorial Convention

The 2014 Nueces County Senatorial Convention will be held Saturday, March 22, 2014. Registration begins at 11 a.m., and the convention begins at 1 p.m. It will be held at the West Oso Junior High School located at 5202 Bear Lane in Corpus Christi (map).

Click here to register for the convention.

If you would like to place an advertisement in the Nueces County Senatorial Convention Souvenir Book, please contact Carolyn Moon at (361) 815-4471. Advertisement prices are listed below.
County Convention Ad Prices

Individuals, businesses, and organizations interested in placing an ad in the Program should submit the print-ready mock-up, with payment, by March 11, 2014.

For more information and to see the schedule for the event, please visit the 2014 Nueces County Democratic Convention page.

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Environmental Democrats Meeting With Special Guest U.S. Senate Candidate Michael Fjetland

Environmental Democrats Meeting With Special Guest U.S. Senate Candidate Michael Fjetland

DATE Sunday February 9, 2014
TIME 4:30 PM*
LOCATION The Progressive Center, 413 Waco St., Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Come by the Progressive Center this Sunday to talk about environmental issues of the coastal bend and meet U.S. Senate Candidate Michael Fjetland!

*This will be preceded by a meeting of the non-partisan Clean Economy Coalition at 3 PM.

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Meet Candidate for Texas Railroad Commissioner Steve Brown & Candidate for Texas Agriculture Hugh Fitzsimons

As we get closer to the Primary on March 4th, we want our Nueces County Democrats to meet as many candidates as will be on the ballot this year.

Please don’t miss out on this event. All are invited. Food and drinks will be provided.

When
6:00 PM
Tonight
February 4, 2014
Where
Unity HQ
823 N. Tancahua St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

About Steve Brown:
Steve Brown is the former Democratic Party Chairman of Fort Bend County. His career in politics began as a campus organizer for Democratic US Senate candidate Harvey Gantt, who challenged Jesse Helms in 1996. From there, he founded the North Carolina A&T State University – College Democrats chapter, and was later awarded an internship in the Clinton White House.

He has since worked on a number of campaigns and legislative offices of key local Democrats including, US Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, State Representative Sylvester Turner and US Trade Representative Ron Kirk.

Stephen is a member of numerous organizations such as, Young Democrats of America, the Fort Bend Democratic Club, Fort Bend Black Democrats, the Houston Area Urban League, and the Fort Bend Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He also serves on the Boards of the Youth Development Center of Houston, the Fifth Ward Enrichment Program and Missouri City’s Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone.

Steve is married to proud Southern University alum Monique St. Amant-Mathis, and is the father of Stephen III and Mathis.

About Hugh Fitzsimons:
Born in San Antonio in 1954, Hugh A. Fitzsimons III grew up tending cattle on the same family land on which he operates a grass-fed bison ranch today.

After earning a Master’s degree in History, he spent a decade in the classroom teaching and was deeply impacted by working with at-risk kids and young offenders. Eventually the call of the family business lured him back to the ranch and today his organic ‘Thunder Heart’ bison meat and wild honey is sold in restaurants, stores and farmers markets across Texas.

After narrowly surviving the 2011 drought, Hugh has become a respected leader and advocate for public policy around climate change and water conservation including testifying in front of Congress and being featured in The New York Times. Today he is running to be your next Texas Commissioner of Agriculture because he understands that Texas can do a better job of protecting our natural resources while preserving the rich tradition of agriculture that his children and grandchildren now enjoy.

Photos from Candidate Forum & State of the Union Watch Party

On Tuesday, January 28, 2014, Democrats from Corpus Christi and the coastal bend gathered together to hear what local candidates would do to help turn Texas blue. After the forum, everybody watched President Obama lay out his agenda for the next year in his 5th State of the Union address to Congress.
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Photos from Second Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration with Donna Brazile

Vice Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile came to Corpus Christi to speak at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for the Second Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration.

MLK March Info

Martin Luther King Day March

There will be a march on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 12pm(noon) in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King. The march will start at the Nueces County Courthouse and end at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd (700 South Upper Broadway). There will be a shuttle bus from 11am to 3pm with entertainment, refreshments, door prizes and a bloodmobile so those who wish can donate blood.

This event is sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorrority, Inc. (Alumnae Chapter)
For more information, please call (361) 991-6541

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State of the Union Watch Party & Candidate Forum

Come join us as we support our President, Barack Obama, as he makes his annual State of the Union address. Meet our local candidates facing off in the March 4 primary. Food and refreshments will be provided (for a small donation).

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM at Unity HQ, 823 N. Tancahua St., Corpus Christi, TX 78401. Please RSVP here.

Before President Obama’s State of the Union address, there will be a meeting for the Texas Democratic Women at 6:00pm followed by a candidate forum at 6:30pm.

Schedule of Events

6:00: Texas Democratic Women Meeting

6:30: Introduction & Welcome from Nueces County Democratic Party Chair Joseph Ramirez

6:40: 148th District Court Judge candidates Mark A. Gonzales and Augustin “Augie” Rivera, Jr.

7:00: County Court at Law Judge No. 5 candidates Melissa Madrigal, Jackie Chapa and Martha Huerta Quintanilla

7:30: Closing

8:00: President Barack Obama State of the Union Address

All times are approximate.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration with Donna Brazile

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Del Mar College will co-sponsor the second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the TAMUCC Performing Arts Center. The keynote speaker will be Donna Brazile, the Vice-Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee and best-selling Author of “Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in America Politics” and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University. She is also an on-air contributor to CNN and ABC, where she regularly appears on “This Week.” This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Angela Walker at