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Primary Endorsement:
The results of the endorsement vote on contested primary races in Dallas County and in Denton County in the area covered by the geography of our club are as follow:

US Rep. House District 24
John Biggan
State Senator District 16
Nathan Johnson
State Rep. House District 115
Julie Johnson
Criminal District Attorney
John Creuzot
Dallas County Sheriff
Roy Williams, Jr.
Dallas County Democratic Chair
Chris Hamilton
Denton County Democratic Chair
Dr. Anjelita (Angie) Cadena
Denton County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 6
Chris Lopez
Judge, Judicial District 68
Martin Hoffman - Incumbent
Judge, Judicial District 160
Jim Jordan - Incumbent
Judge, Judicial District 193
Carl Ginsberg - Incumbent
Judge, Judicial District 204
Tammy Kemp - Incumbent
Judge, Judicial District 265
Jennifer Bennett - Incumbent
Judge, Judicial District 283
Lela D. Mays
Family District Judge District 302
Sandra Jackson
Family District Judge District 304
LaDeitra Adkins
Criminal District Judge Court No. 1
Tina Yoo Clinton
Criminal District Judge Court No. 6
Alison Grinter
Criminal District Judge Court No. 7
Chika Anyiam
Judge Court At Law No. 2
Dorotha Ocker
Judge Court At Law No. 4
Ken Tapscott - Incumbent
Judge Criminal Court No. 3
Audrey Faye Moorehead
Judge Criminal Court No. 10
Roberto Canas - Incumbent
Judge Criminal Court of Appeals No. 1
Kristin Wade - Incumbent
Judge Criminal Court of Appeals No. 2
Co-endorsed: Pamela Luther & Johnny J. Lanzillo IV
District Judge, Judicial District 255
Sandre Moncriffe


Dallas County Primary Election
Calendar
and more ...


Voters MAY vote at ANY Early Voting Location in
Dallas County from Tues Feb 20 to Fri Mar 2, 2018
See list of LOCATIONS


FOR JUDICIAL CANDIDATES
To learn more see the answers to a
Judicial Candidate Questionnaire,
filled out by the candidate, and
posted as they where received.

Consider looking at the evaluation on
"The Center for A Qualified Judiciary" by
clicking on this link: www.cqjdallas.org

For incumbent judges, we have posted the
2017 Dallas Bar Association Judicial Evaluation
poll results. See pages 20 through 34.


Upcoming Events

Monday March 12  

Metrocrest Democrats Meeting

Please join us for our next meeting at:

"New New Buffet",
 
3822 Belt Line Rd., Addison, TX 75001.
(Southeast corner of Marsh Lane and Beltline Rd. at
the east end of the shopping area that includes Kroger.)


Come anytime after 6:00pm for a dutch treat supper
and lively conversation. The program will start at 7:00pm


At this meeting our speaker is Paul Coggins, former US Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, currently a partner with Locke Lord, LLP, where he is head of the firm's national White Collar Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations practice. Texas Monthly, D Magazine and
Best Lawyers in America have consistently recognized
him for his white collar defense practice. Among the many presentations and panels he has participated is one of particular interest: GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATIONS PART V: THE END GAME, at the University of Texas School of
Law, Government Enforcement Institute. He will be
discussing what comes next in the Mueller investigation.


Interesting Articles

How Wobbly Is Our Democracy?

From The New York Times
By Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
JAN. 27, 2018

If partisan polarization continues to intensify,
checks and balances will not save us.


A History of why the US is the only
rich country without universal health care

By: Annalisa Merelli
www.msn.com

"Currently, the US spends two to three times as much
per capita on health care as most industrialized countries.

Of this burden, an estimated two thirds falls on the government’s shoulders, when one accounts for
entitlements (Medicare and Medicaid), the cost of health insurance for government workers, and tax credits that subsidize private insurance plans for other people.
“Most Americans have publicly funded health care,”
either in full or in part,says David Himmelstein,
professor of public health at CUNY and author of the
estimate. “The government spends much more than
other countries, but it’s an opaque system.”
The government’s role is mostly to subsidize the
astronomical costs set by the for-profit market.

Many Americans think their system is expensive because
it’s very good. They are wrong: The US ranks 28th,
below almost all other rich countries, when it comes to
the quality of its healthcare assessed by UN parameters ...
"
Read full article


The Atlantic, January/February 2018 issue

This article gives you an interesting insight into how Russian
intelligence train their talented future generation hackers

What Putin Really Wants

Russia's strongman president has many Americans
convinced of his manipulative genius. He's really just
a gambler who won big.

By: Julia Ioffe

The Atlantic, July/August 2017 issue

What’s Wrong With the Democrats?
If the party cares about winning, it needs to learn how to appeal to the white working class.

By: Franklin Foer

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Mission Statement
The mission of the Metrocrest Democrats is to advance the success of the Democratic Party throughout suburban Northwest Dallas and South Eastern Denton Counties by promoting
active civic participation, educating on values
and issues, and supporting candidates
for elective office
.
Contact info@metrocrestdemocrats.org
for questions and comments.


For Election-Related Information
in Dallas County these are the websites:

www.DallasDemocrats.org

  www.DallasCountyVotes.org

Make sure you are registered to vote at
your Current Address and that
all your friends are too.


To check your voter registration status
click here


Early voting starts: Feb. 20
Election Day: March 6


For more information:

Dallas County: 214-819-6300
dallascountyvotes.org

Collin County: 1-800-687-8546
co.collin.tx.us/elections

Denton County: 940-349-3200
votedenton.com

Kaufman County: 972-932-0298 kaufmancounty.org/elections

Tarrant County: 817-831-8683
access.tarrantcounty.com/en/elections.html

For more help, including how to check your registration status, contact the
Texas secretary of state at
1-800-252-8683 or
visit votetexas.gov


Most current information
about the Rail Line
as it affects our area cities.

Coppell
DART COTTON BELT


Cotton Belt Corridor


Voter Registration Drive

Why Are Millions of Citizens
Not Registered to Vote?

A survey of the civically unengaged finds
they lack interest, but
outreach opportunities exist

Article by:
The Pew Charitable Trusts/ Research & Analysis


For full article click here

"More than 40% of the unregistered cared who would
win the presidency in 2016, and some indicated that
they could be motivated to register in the future,
though many also feel that the voting process does
not affect the way governing decisions are made.
These findings suggest that opportunities exist to
engage segments of the unregistered population,
including through consistent outreach at motor vehicle agencies as required under the NVRA and
public education campaigns designed to highlight
the significance of individual voter participation to
election outcomes and the connection between
local policies and issues these citizens care about,
such as those for which they volunteer
in their communities.
Less than 20 percent of this group has been asked
to register by a state agency, and a substantial
increase in that figure could help to improve
registration rates and electoral participation among
these disconnected citizens."


ResistX
ResistX, is a non-profit that facilitates
awareness of upcoming
political demonstrations via
texts and emails


Know Your Rights:
What To Do If Your Rights Are Violated
at a Demonstration or Protest

See this ACLU link


Kim Olson for
Texas Commissioner of Agriculture 2018


Kim Olson for Agriculture Commissioner

Kim Olson, Colonel, USAF, Retired
Protect our most precious resources:
land, water, and people;
one grain, drop, and Texan at a time.


Kim Olson farmer, veteran, pilot and champion of education,
is dedicated to influencing the future of sustainable food
production through her Community Supported Agriculture
at the 4K River Ranch, Mineral Wells, Texas.
www.kimolson4txag.com




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