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Important Run-Off Elections Scheduled for Dec. 11

Runoff Elections Dec 2021

The Harris County Elections Department has announced that runoff elections will be held Dec. 11. The runoffs include four HISD board races, one HCC board race and individual city council races in Bellaire and Missouri City.

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Beto O’Rourke Announces Candidacy for Texas Governor

Beto Announces Candidacy for Governor

The Harris County Democratic Party joins voters across Texas to celebrate the announcement that Former congressman Beto O'Rourke is running for the office of Texas Governor.

The Harris County Democrats are thrilled that Beto O'Rourke has thrown his hat in the ring for governor of the great state of Texas,” said HCDP Chair Odus Evbagharu. “This is a big step forward for Democrats to make sure we fire Gov. Abbott.

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Candidate Filing for the 2022 Primary Has Begun

Candidate Filings

Candidates running for positions in Harris County: Check out our website about filing for a place on the Primary ballot for non-precinct chair candidates. (*Precinct chairs are encouraged to wait to file until after precinct lines are redrawn.)

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HCDP Fall Festival Draws Energetic, Enthusiastic Crowd

Fall Festival Summary

A fabulous time was had by all at the HCDP Fall Festival! We had a great turnout and an enthusiastic crowd supporting the Democratic Party and listening to our special guest U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn.

Thank you, Harris County! Let’s keep building on this momentum!

Odus Evbagharu Talks to KPRC-2 Following Beto Announcement

Channel 2 Interview

HCDP's Odus Evbagharu talks to KPRC-2's Sabirah Rayford about Beto O'Rourke's announcement that he is running for Texas Governor. O'Rourke can bring Texans together.

"Beto's sparking a fire for Democrats; there's excitement," Evbagharu said. "We've got to stick to the issues that are going to directly impact people's lives. Beto's going to be a great example of that but we're going to have a bunch of candidates up and down the ballot to demonstrate this."

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In the News: Biden Signs Infrastructure Deal

Infrastructure in the News

“President Joe Biden signed his hard-fought $1 trillion infrastructure deal into law Monday before a bipartisan, celebratory crowd on the White House lawn, declaring that the new infusion of cash for roads, bridges, ports and more is going to make life 'change for the better' for the American people.”

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Community Holiday Fair Delivers Family Fun, 100 Turkeys

Holiday Community Fair Summary

Thank you to everyone who donated to and attended the Holiday Community Fair. It was a great success and a gorgeous day. We loved seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

Action Alert: Upcoming Block Walk

Block Walking

Anne Sung Runoff Canvass: Saturday, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4 and 12/11
With Bayou Blue Dems at 9:30am
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With Bayou Blue Dems at 3:00pm
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Anne Sung Runoff Canvass: Saturday, 11/20
With HCDP at 10:30am
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Elizabeth Santos Runoff Canvass: Saturday, 11/27
With HCDP at 10:30am
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Sue Deigaard Runoff Canvass: Saturday, 12/4
With HCDP at 10:30am
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Community Block Walk in Spring Branch East: Saturday, 12/4
With Swing TX Left at 9:30am
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Holly Vilaseca Runoff Canvass: Saturday, 12/11
With HCDP at 10:30am
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Action Alert: Upcoming Phone Banks

Phone Banking

Phone Bank for Anne Sung
Thursday, 11/17 from 5-7pm
Tuesday, 11/30 from 3-5pm
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Phone Bank for Elizabeth Santos
Monday, 11/22 from 5-7pm
Tuesday, 12/7 from 3-5pm
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Phone Bank for Sue Deigaard
Tuesday, 11/23 from 3-5pm
Thursday, 12/2 from 5-7pm
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Phone Bank for Holly Vilaseca
Tuesday, 11/16 from 3-5pm
Thursday, 12/9 from 5-7pm
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All Day GOTV Phone Bank for All Candidates
Saturday, 12/11: Shifts at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm
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For Our Precinct Chairs

Precinct Chair Info

County Executive Committee Meeting Notice:
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
7:00 P.M.

Precinct chairs are encouraged to attend this County Executive Committee (CEC) meeting for the purposes of:

  • Consideration of reports from Standing Committees
  • Hearing an update from the Harris County Democratic Party Chair
  • Such other business as may come before the meeting

The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom for elected HCDP Precinct Chairs only. It will be live streamed on the Harris County Democratic Party's YouTube page for the general public.

VAN Announcements From TDP

New districts for the 2022 election cycle are now visible in Texas VAN. These are the office types that we have new district lines for in VAN:

  • Congressional
  • State Senate
  • State House

We hope to have district lines for State Board of Elections, Court of Appeals, and county-level races in VAN in the next few weeks.

Watch for more detailed information to be posted in the HCDP Precinct Chair Facebook group and on the Precinct Chair Portal.

Help Support HCDP Through Our Membership Program

Work by the Harris County Democratic Party is supported through our membership program.

  • Friend of HCDP - $10 a month
  • Ally of HCDP - $15 a month
  • Activist of HCDP - $30 a month
  • Advocate of HCDP - $60 a month
  • Champion of HCDP - $125 a month

Sustaining members who donate a regular monthly or annual amount allow us to underwrite our day-to-day operations. This is how we pay our staff. This is how we support Democratic candidates. This is how we fund our voter outreach.

This is how we help elect more Democrats to office.

Discussing Beto for Governor, Building Democratic Coalition

Planning with Beto

HCDP’s Odus Evbagharu joined a meeting this week with Democratic Party leadership to discuss the Beto for Governor campaign and the importance of building, maintaining and investing in our Democratic coalition!

Get involved with the Harris County Democratic Party today to help elect Democrats up and down the ticket!


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Turkey Giveaways Scheduled for Nov. 20

Weekend Turkey Giveaways

We’re proud as peacocks to be promoting this weekend’s turkey giveaways! On Saturday, Nov. 20, when you are out and about, fly by one of the giveaway locations and pick up a free bird to take home to your nest!

Locations are listed below:

  • 1st Location: 12:00pm - Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy -- 1725 Gregg St., Houston, TX 77020
  • 2nd Location: 2:00pm - Margaret Jenkins Park -- 10700 Rosehaven, Houston, TX 77051
  • 3rd Location: 3:00pm - Sunnyside Park (back parking lot) -- 3502 Belfort, Houston, TX 77051
  • 4th Location: 10:00am - The Victory Church -- 170 Rittenhouse, Houston, TX 77076
  • 5th Location: 12:00pm - New Life Church -- 4714 Wilmington St., Houston, TX 77033
  • 6th Location: 2:30pm - Endurance Hour KWWJ -- 4638 Deckard Dr., Baytown, TX

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