Changes Announced By Fort Bend County’s Democratic Party Chair-Elect

Dear Fort Bend Democrat and Friends, I would once again like to thank you for your support! I’m particularly excited about the future of the Democratic Party in Fort Bend County, and I hope that you are as well. Democrats are poised for a major breakthrough here – and its well over due! Through increased and open communication, an organizational re-structuring and a commitment to achieve the goals that we set, we will undoubtedly be the majority party sooner rather than later.

Over the next couple of weeks, before I’m sworn in this May, I’ll routinely send out Transition Updates to keep you informed of the activities that are taking place. These updates will also provide you an opportunity to get involved. Task Force Chairs I’m pleased to announce the naming of Democrats who have agreed to serve in critical transition roles. Each Task Force has been charged with identifying specific impediments to growth, making recommendations on sustaining permanent structures for each activity below, and setting short/long term goals. Join me in thanking each of them for their efforts, and please let me know if you are interested in participating on any of these Task Forces.

Year-Round Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts Chair, Constable Ruben Davis Hispanic Voter Outreach & Engagement Chair, Veronica Torres (Two-time Fort Bend County District Clerk candidate) Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual & Transgender Caucus Chair, Fiona Dawson (National Board of Governors, Human Rights Campaign) Young Democrats Chair, Chelsie Wilson (Obama National Delegate) Vice Chair, Ali Hassan Neighborhood Club Coordination Chair, Cynthia Bennett (President, Sienna Democrats) Fundraising Co-chair, Matt Probus Co-chair, S. Qaisar Imam Listening Tours Later this month, I will begin participating in a series of “listening tours” throughout Fort Bend county. The purpose of these gatherings is to hear directly from Fort Bend Democrats on the issues that concern you most. The first will be at the Fort Bend Democrats Club regular meeting on March 27 from 10:00 am until noon at the First Colony Library, 2121 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land. I hope that we can share ideas, concerns and strategies aimed at moving our party forward. Please stay tuned for more “Listening Tour” dates and locations. Senate District Executive Committee (SDEC) Conventions SDEC conventions will be held this Saturday, March 20 at the locations below.

I look forward to seeing you there! Senatorial District 13 will meet at Judge Joel Clouser’s Courtroom, 303 Texas Parkway, Room 107. The co-chairs are Evelyn Barnett and Rodney Griffin. Senatorial District 17 will meet at the Sugar Land Library, 505 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, Harrison Gregg, Jr, Chair Senatorial District 18 will meet at the George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview, Richmond, Chaired by Don Bankston Fort Bend County Democratic Party Chair-elect Steve Brown

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