HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » U.S. » Texas (Group) » I ran for "dog catcher" a...

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 01:49 AM

I ran for "dog catcher" and I won!

Just joking, I ran for Precinct Chair and I won

In early February, I pulled out a sample ballot and saw my name on it.

My jaw almost dropped.

Long story how it got on there, but it is what it is.

When I saw my name on the ballot, I wasn't going to campaign at all.

Then, I started thinking about it and thinking about it.

So, I campaigned and got 80% of the vote! (My opponent was not engaged with his precinct. He didn't campaign)

17 replies, 1206 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 17 replies Author Time Post
Reply I ran for "dog catcher" and I won! (Original post)
LeftInTX Mar 2018 OP
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2018 #1
ffr Mar 2018 #2
LeftInTX Mar 2018 #3
OnDoutside Mar 2018 #4
LeftInTX Mar 2018 #5
calimary Mar 2018 #9
RandomAccess Mar 2018 #15
yellowdogintexas Mar 2018 #16
LeftInTX Mar 2018 #17
fierywoman Mar 2018 #10
LeftInTX Mar 2018 #13
fierywoman Mar 2018 #14
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2018 #6
CentralMass Mar 2018 #7
StarryNite Mar 2018 #8
Upthevibe Mar 2018 #11
TexasTowelie Mar 2018 #12

Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 01:53 AM

1. Congratulations!

Obviously your precinct made a smart decision and I'm sure you'll do a stellar job!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 01:53 AM

2. How far out of touch could your opponent have been.

Nice pickup!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ffr (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 01:54 AM

3. Out of touch...No one knew him.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 01:57 AM

4. Congratulations !!!! Out of little acorns might oak trees grow !

What are your plans for precinct leadership ?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to OnDoutside (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 02:04 AM

5. Organize it!

Get phone numbers in VAN(Voter Action Network) up to date. Assure voters have the tools they need to vote. Remind them about elections etc. Get better turn out in mid-terms. etc etc

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LeftInTX (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 03:22 AM

9. That's just EXCELLENT, LeftInTX! Congratulations!

Sounds like you really have your eye on the ball. You're going to make some things happen in your district!

They sure won't be rudderless anymore. Lucky to have your energy, conviction, and a full plate of ideas!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LeftInTX (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 05:25 PM

15. Superb

Congratulations and good luck. I LOVE your agenda. You're going to be a great success.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LeftInTX (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 11, 2018, 12:18 AM

16. Welcome to the ever growing Democratic Precinct Chair Corps!!!

Does Bexar County have precinct chair training? Tarrant has developed an excellent training for new and existing chairs with VAN Lessons, ways to approach neighbors, etc.

I have so far discovered that my precinct is full of disconnected phone numbers, re assigned phone numbers and folks who don't vote in primaries. Lots of footwork coming up now that the primaries are over and the weather is milder.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #16)

Sun Mar 11, 2018, 12:35 AM

17. They have some training.

I have been block walking in other precincts since this past summer. (Mostly in Will Hurd's (R) congressional district) I live in Castro's district, but my neighborhood is about 60% Republican.

I received VAN training and access from Battle Ground Texas. (They did awesome training)
I know what you mean about the disconnected phone numbers and people who don't vote in primaries. Some of my 3Ds don't have current phone numbers. (Landlines replaced by cellphones etc) I need to knock on their doors to get their current numbers.

We also have a lot of people who don't vote in mid-terms. (They vote in the D primaries during presidential years) Gotta talk to them about the importance of mid-terms.

There is a lot to learn and lots of work to do!!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to OnDoutside (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 03:26 AM

10. Bravo! Do you know "Juanita Jean"? Seems like you could help each other.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to fierywoman (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 10:34 AM

13. She's way in Houston!

I'm in San Antonio.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LeftInTX (Reply #13)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 12:44 PM

14. Got it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 02:21 AM

6. Precinct chair is an EXCELLENT start.

Now that you're precinct chair, spend time in your precinct. Get to know the voters. If you can, help them with minor issues.

Next step, run for another office. And good luck to you.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 02:40 AM

7. Congratulations.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 03:05 AM

8. Congratulations!

WooHoo!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to StarryNite (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 03:31 AM

11. Way to go!

Congrats.!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 04:33 AM

12. Congratulations!

It will be a difficult job getting everyone to act harmoniously and recruiting new voters, but I think that you're up to the challenge and will enjoy it.

However, you might keeo your eyes on the dog catcher prize. I hear that it comes with benefits!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread