Sunday, September 16, 2007

Bastrop Democrats to field outstanding slate

Bastrop democrats look at constitutional amendments In a recent conversation with Clara Maynard, President of the Bastrop County Democratic Club, it came up that we are very uninformed about the constitutional amendments to be decided in the November 2007 election. She shared that she is going to institute a program to educate Bastrop County Democrats on the content and meaning of these amendments so the electorate can make informed choices.Too many times in the past we have voted on changes to the Constitution without understanding the real meaning they carried.

Yesterday we had a meeting in Schulenberg of the SD 18 Democrats. It was exciting to see 65 Democrats come together in an "off-election" year to plan how to celebrate after we win in 2008.

Woody Jones, Candidate for Chief Justice of the Third Court of Appeals spoke to the group. He shared his excellent experience and passion for upholding the law.

Susan Criss, Candidate for the Texas Supreme Court visited with the group and outlined her reasons for seeking this high post. These included a desire to protect the eroding rights of Texans.

Glen Maxie, Candidate for Travis County Tax Assessor/Collector spoke to the group and outlined his experience and plans for the office after he is elected.

JoAnn Doherty, wife of Larry Joe Doherty, Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives District 10 of Texas attended on her husband's behalf.

We have a lot of work to do but the Bastrop Democrats are up for the task.