This year’s convention was overflowing with excitement, candidates, workshops and Democrats ready to get to work electing our outstanding ticket.
The convention started Friday afternoon with workshops on our website and a workshop with Battleground Texas. TDW kicked off Saturday morning with our Governor and Lt. Governor candidates, Sen. Wendy Davis and Sen. Leticia Van de Putte. The excitment in the room was exhilarating. Stories about their appearance and speeches appeared in every major paper in the state.
After their speeches it was down to business. The annual TDW business meeting and elections were held. Congratulations to President-Elect Laura Allen, Vice President Susan Shelton, Secretary Susan Barrick, Treasurer Vera Roberts, Board Member Cindy James, Board Member Lila Aguirre and Board Member Terri St. Clair for being elected to serve on the 2014 TDW board.
During lunch we were able to honor our wonderful Star Awardees and the Texas Democratic Member of the Year, Tammie Hartgroves. Teresa Guerra, Deputy Campaign Manager for the Wendy Davis Campaign, spoke to the crowd of the importance of women turning Texas blue. A pink tennis shoe parade ushered in our candidates forum.