Minutes – June 26, 2017

MINUTES OF JUNE 26, 2017 MEETING
TEXAS DEMOCRATIC WOMEN OF HARRIS COUNTY METRO

Board members present: Laura Nicol, Kathy Stabe, Edna Griggs, Katie Leininger, Mary Morrison, Marie Dobay, and Penny Shaw.

The Treasurer’s report reflects a balance of $11,591.80 through May 31, 2017.

Candidates present were: Cory Sepolio, candidate for the 269th Harris County Civil District Court; Brian Warren, candidate for the 209th Harris County Criminal District Court; Alex Salgado, candidate for Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 1; Kelly Andrews, candidate for Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 6; Lauren Reeder, candidate for Harris County 234th Civil District Court; Abigail Anastasio, candidate for the 184th Harris County Criminal District Court; Germaine Tanner, candidate for the 311th Harris County Family District Court; Raul Rodriguez, candidate for Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 11; Natalia Oakes, candidate for the Harris County 313th Juvenile District Court; Michelle Moore, candidate for the 314th Juvenile District Court; Donna Roth, candidate for the 295th Civil District Court; David Fleischer, candidate for Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 5; Todd Litton, candidate for Texas’ 2nd Congressional District for the US House of Representatives; George Barnstone, who is running for re-election to Harris County Civil Court at Law No. 1; and Bill McLeod, candidate for Harris County Civil Court at Law No. 4.

Elected officials present included Wanda Adams, HISD Board President.

Each candidate and elected official were given a brief moment to introduce themselves.

The purpose of the June meeting of TDW Harris was to hold a round-table discussion or forum with our members and get feedback on what kind of speakers or events they would like to see in the future, and other ways for TDW Harris to get more involved and reach our community. Suggestions included having speakers on the topic of CPS and the foster care crisis in Texas, upcoming elections, and how redistricting following the 2020 census could affect the political landscape in Texas in years to come. A suggestion was made that TDW Harris create an educational presentation that can be shared with members or other organizations regarding the roles of various elected officials at the local and state level, how they can affect our lives, and why it is important to vote in every election, not just in presidential elections.