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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Applications Submitted for the 2018 Democratic Primary in Dallas County


These are the candidates who have submitted applications to be on the ballot in the 2018 Democratic Primary in Dallas County. Note that these are UNOFFICIAL until until reviewed and signed by the County Chair, which usually does not happen the same day. Once that happens, the candidate's name will be listed on the Secretary of State's website list of filings. You can find the link for Dallas County candidates at https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/candidate-filing/cf-report.aspx The SOS list also includes those who filed in Austin because they are running statewide or in districts which cross county lines.

The applicants below are posted in reverse order of filing under each date. For example, Judge Patterson filed first on November 11 and is at the bottom on that date here. This way you can check back again on the same day and quickly see the latest update.

NOTE: All the applications listed below have been officially accepted and posted as such on the Secretary of State's website above. Applications listed above this note are still pending until accepted and posted there.

Wednesday, November 22:

Chika Anyiam for Judge Criminal District Court No. 7 (shown filing below:)


Remeko Tranisha Edwards for Judge Dallas County Criminal Court #7

D'Metria Benson for Judge Dallas County Court at Law #1 (Incumbent) (shown filing below:)


Zac Duffy for State Representative District 108

Sara Martinez for Justice of the Peace Precinct 5 - 1 (Incumbent)

Ana-Maria Ramos for State Representative District 102


Tuesday, November 21:

Tracey Gulley For Constable Precinct 1 (Incumbent)

Valencia Nash For Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 - 2 (Incumbent)

Thomas G. Jones for Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 - 1 (Incumbent)

Roy Williams, Jr. for Constable Precinct 4 (Incumbent)

Norris "Stretch" Rideaux for Justice of the Peace, Pct.4 - 1 (Incumbent)

Craig Smith for Judge, 192nd District Court (Incumbent) (shown filing below:)


Susan E. Lopez-Craig for Constable, Precinct 5 (shown filing below:)


Tracy Holmes for Judge, 363rd Criminal District Court (Incumbent)

Julie Johnson for State Representative District 115 (shown filing below:)


Dennise Garcia for Judge, 303rd District Court (Incumbent)

Monday, November 20:

Hector Garza for Judge, 195th Judicial District Court (Incumbent)

Joanna Cattanach for State Representative District 108 (shown filing below:)


Toni Rose for State Representative District 110 (Incumbent) (shown filing below:)


Jim Jordan for Judge, 160th Judicial District Court (Incumbent)

John Creuzot for Dallas County District Attorney (shown filing below;)


Bonnie Lee Goldstein for Judge, 44th Judicial District Court (Incumbent)

Carter Thompson for Judge, Criminal District Court #5 (Incumbent)

Emily G. Tobolowsky for Judge, 298th Judicial District Court (Incumbent)

Mark Greenberg for Dallas County Court at Law #5 (Incumbent)

Friday, November 17:

Juan Jasso for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 5, Place 2 (Incumbent)

Carl Ginsberg for Judge, 193rd Civil District Court (Incumbent) (shown filing below:)


Thursday, November 16:

Sally Montgomery for Judge, County Court At Law #3 (Incumbent)

Mary Brown for Judge, 301st District Court (Incumbent) (shown filing below:)


Wednesday, November 15:

John Turner for Texas House of Representatives District 114 (shown filing below)


Tuesday, November 14:

Roberto Alonzo for Texas House of Representatives District 104 (Incumbent) (shown filing below:)


Michael Orozco for Constable Precinct 5

Clay Jenkins for Dallas County Judge (incumbent) (shown at filing below [click on picture for larger image]:)


Monday, November 13:

Billy Ingram for Texas House of Representatives District 113 (shown filing below:)


John Warren for Dallas County Clerk (Incumbent)

Jeff Bryan for Constable Precinct 5

Cheryl Lee Shannon for Judge, 305th District Court (Incumbent)

Barbara Mallory Caraway for U.S. House of Representatives District 30 (shown filing below:)


Saturday, November 11:

Martin Hoffman for Judge, 68th Judicial District Court (Incumbent) (shown filing below:)


Eddie Bernice Johnson for U.S. House of Representatives District 30 (Incumbent) (shown filing below:)


Brandy K. Chambers for Texas House of Representatives District 112 (shown filing below:)


Elba Garcia for Dallas County Commissioner, District 4 (Incumbent)

Rafael M. Anchia for Texas House of Representatives District 103 (Incumbent)

Carol Donovan for Dallas County Democratic Party Chair (Incumbent) (shown filing below:)


Dale Tillery for Judge, 134th Judicial District Court (Incumbent)

Dan Patterson for Judge, County Criminal Court #1 (Incumbent)

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Filing for the 2018 Democratic Primary


It all starts on Saturday, November 11, at the Dallas County Democratic Party office, at 4209 Parry at Fletcher, Dallas 75223. I'll be there with my Notary stamp in case anyone needs that, but candidates are better off if they get things notarized and then make their own copies before bringing them in. Yes, we will scan any petitions turned in for judicial candidates, and we can email copies to them (or to possible challengers) but it is best to have your copies already. We almost certainly will not get all the petitions scanned the same day, especially the first day, the last day, and the last weekend. Challengers also have to wait until the filing becomes official.

We will give receipts for the filing form, any filing fee, and for any petition of x pages. We don't count the signatures that appear valid until afterwards. As always, I am opposed to the requirement for judicial candidates in only the largest counties to have to submit signatures, but that is the law and we will follow it.

The filing does not become official until reviewed and signed by the County Chair, which usually does not happen the same day. Once that happens, the candidate's name will be listed on the Secretary of State's website list of filings. Usually there is no problem with the filing, but it has to be official. Until then any filings submitted are only pending, and won't be listed on the SOS site.

NOTE: On the day of the filing deadline in December, things are going to be too busy to count on regular updates throughout the day, especially with the usual "surprise" candidates showing up at the last hours, so posting may be running hours late.

I may list those who submitted filings that are pending on THIS website, on the day they are turned in (and more often, given time). Again, note that those can only be UNOFFICIAL, not accepted filings. I can also note when they are signed off on and posted on the SOS site. Check back here each day starting November 11, and please send me pictures for posting here and in the DCDP Roundup (just reply to the Roundup by email). Thanks.