Johnny was passed up as a delegate for Obama in 2008. In 2012 we would not allow that to happen again and we worked hard to make him a delegate in 2012. I think that was a very proud moment for him. I was very happy for him. He was so deserving of the honor.
Johnny passed away last night. I know some of you guys knew Johnny. I have known him since joining the party. He was the spark plug for Galveston county. A real good person and great friend. He was the nicest person. Just an incredibly great human being and a hard working Democrat at that.
Johnny's Memorial Service will be held this Saturday, November 24th at the Church of Christ located at 709 22nd, Texas City. The time is 10:30 a.m. The family is asking if you would make donations to the AIDS Coalition of Coastal Texas at http://supportacct.org/donate.asp
It was a full house at the church. Lots of friends and familiar faces, and lots of stories shared about Johnny's boundless energy and strong convictions. He will be missed for so many reasons... for his ability to accomplish so much and motivate so many, for his generous spirit, for his great personality, his love for his friends and family, and for his cute crooked smile. I don't know if I'll ever be able to volunteer at another event without first looking for Johnny. He was always the first person I looked for.