Minutes – July24, 2017


Board members present: Laura Nicol, Kathy Stabe, Katie Leininger, Mary Morrison, Marie Dobay, and Lenora Sorola-Pohlman.

The meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m.

The reading of the minutes from the June 2017 meeting was waived and the minutes were accepted as written.

The Membership Committee reported that it is working on a mixer for TDW Harris members.

The Events Committee Chair, Katie Leininger, reported that she is working on putting together a civics presentation explaining why it is important to vote that can be presented to local groups or at schools or other events in order to encourage political engagement and participation.

Candidates present were: Cory Sepolio, candidate for the 269th Harris County Civil District Court; Michelle Moore, candidate for the 314th Juvenile District Court; David Fleischer, candidate for Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 5; Debra Kerner, candidate for Texas Congressional District 7; Stanley Santire, candidate for Harris County Civil Court at Law No. 2; Chris Morton, candidate for the Harris County 230th Criminal District Court; Angela Harrington, candidate for the 246th Family District Court; Sue Deigaard, candidate for HISD District 5 Trustee; Tanya Garrison, candidate for the 157th Harris County Civil District Court; Gordon Goodman, candidate for the Texas First Court of Appeals, Place 2; Jim Peacock, candidate for Harris County Probate Court No. 2; Toria Finch, candidate for Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 9; Marilyn Burgess, candidate for Harris County District Clerk; and Gerald Zimmerer, for the Texas First Court of Appeals, Place 2.

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

The July speakers were Kim Hoesl, with Emerge, Patsy Woods Martin, with Annie’s List, and Lisa Squirres, for Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats. They spoke about their respective organizations, and how they encourage progressives to run for office, train and provide progressive candidate with support, and are working to get progressives elected to public office in 2018, 2020, and the years to come, as well as how we can get involved and help.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.