Texas Delegation to the 2016 Democratic National Convention

Authorized Representatives Counting Delegate Ballots

Elections and Recommendations Made at Caucuses

Clinton Delegates Filed

Sanders Delegates Filed

Announce Your Intention to be a Candidate at the State Convention

Post your candidacy here:  http://goo.gl/forms/6iGhfzh1lI

See who has filed for party offices and convention positions:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10_bas1M4RZaJWekgK_RKVYuY9EQDiyW4i9kvJaBRZbY/edit?usp=sharing

Note:  You should announce your candidacy here. 

A person may still be nominated from the floor during the caucus, however in most senate district caucuses voting will be done by a show of hands with runoffs. 

In the largest senate district caucuses, there will be paper ballots:  SD 10, SD 13, SD 14, SD 15, SD 23 & SD 25

Persons in these districts must register here by 5:00 pm on Monday, June 13th.  You may nominate yourself during the caucus, but people will have to write in your name on the ballot. Election will be done by instant runoff balloting. You will rank your top three choices in each race.

State Democratic Executive Committeeman

State Democratic Executive Committeewoman

One man and one woman from each senate district serve on the party’s executive committee.  They are a part of the governing body of the Texas Democratic Party.

Presidential Elector

Texas Democrats will elect 38 presidential electors who will elect the next President of the United States.  Each SD will elect one.  The seven largest districts will elect two.

Credentials Committee Member

Each SD will elect one person to meet on Friday night at 6 pm to certify the roll of the convention.

Rules Committee Member

Each SD will elect one person to meet on Saturday at 8 am to propose any Rules updates or changes.

Platform Committee Member

Each SD will elect one person to meet on Saturday at 8 am to work from a draft of our Party Platform and present it to the full convention for adoption.

Resolution Committee Member

Each SD will elect one person to meet on Saturday at 8 am to recommend resolutions to the entire convention for adoption.

Nominations for Party Officers and Democratic National Committee Member

Each SD will elect one person to meet on Saturday at 8 am to recommend members to be elected to the DNC , will vote on the SDEC member recommendations from the SD caucuses.  No statewide  party officers are up for election this year (they are elected in gubernatorial years).

Nominations for At-Large National Delegates Member

Each SD will elect one person to work with the committee to recommend the at-large delegates to the national convention.  They begin deliberations at 8 am Saturday and will meet throughout the day.  The members representing each presidential candidate will work with the nationally authorized representative of the candidates (Garry Mauro, Clinton and Jacob Limon, Sanders) to select persons to meet the affirmative action goals of the delegate selection plan.

See who has filed for party offices and convention positions

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10_bas1M4RZaJWekgK_RKVYuY9EQDiyW4i9kvJaBRZbY/edit?usp=sharing

National Delegate Process and Allocation

To run to be a National Delegate from your district or to be considered to be an at-large National Delegate, you must have filed a notarized application with the Texas Democratic Party by May 19, 2016 at 5PM. Under our Rules, you may not file that application before March 21st and the deadline for submittal is May 19, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

  1. The Texas Democratic Party will post, following the March 1st primary, the official allocation for each presidential candidate of delegates for each senate district based on the percentage of the vote in that district. TDP will post the at-large allocation for each presidential candidate based on the statewide vote. Additionally, the TDP will state, according to the Rules, how many delegates of either gender can be elected by each presidential candidate caucus.
  2. File a signed and notarized application to be a national delegate pledged to your presidential choice. Filing will begin on March 21st, 2016 and continue until 5:00 PM on May 19th, 2016. You may file to be considered a district level delegate (if your presidential choice won delegates in your district on the March 1st Primary) or an at-large delegate or alternate (if your presidential choice won delegates statewide based on the March 1st Primary).
  3. Following the Friday senate district caucuses, each presidential candidate caucus within the senate districts shall meet to elect their allocated delegates based on the primary to the national convention. These delegates will be balanced by gender and must reflect our representational goals. Only those delegates who registered for a particular candidate may vote on that candidate’s delegate nominees.
  4. A person who was not elected from their senate district may be considered by the Nominations Committee for national delegate. This committee consists of one representative from each senate district elected at the Friday caucus. The convention chair appoints three additional members. The members of the nominations committee representing each presidential preference will meet on Saturday and select their allocated pledged district delegates, pledged party and elected official delegates, and pledged alternates. These selections will also be used to balance our representational goals.
  5. The Nominations Committee then reports to the entire state convention and the state convention ratifies the delegation.

29 Unpledged Delegates (DNC members and Congress)

145 Senate District Delegates

  • Allocated within each SD to each presidential candidate based on the March 1st Democratic Presidential Primary within the district. See chart below.
  • A presidential candidate must get 15% or more of the vote in the district to receive any delegates.
  • Gender must be equal in each district when selecting delegates.

48 Pledged At-Large Delegates

29 Pledged Party and Elected Official Delegates

19 At-Large Alternates

  • These three above groups are allocated based on the statewide percentage for each presidential candidate in the March 1, 2016 presidential primary.
  • A presidential candidate must get 15% or more of the vote statewide to receive and delegates.
  • Gender must be equal at all levels when selecting delegates. These delegates will be used to reach representational goals.

Texas Democratic Party Rules

Read the 2016 Texas Democratic Party Rules below:

2016 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Plan

Read the 2016 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Plan below:

Democratic National Committee Elections

The 2016 convention will elect ten persons to serve on the Democratic National Committee. The Nominations Committee for Party Officials recommends the slate of ten to the convention for adoption. There must be gender balance (five men and five women).

 

By tradition (not required by rule), various caucuses of the Party recommend persons for the Nominations Committee to consider.

 

African American Caucus recommends one male and one female.
Hispanic Caucus recommends one male and one female.
Each of the following caucuses recommend a single individual.
Non Urban Caucus (currently female)
Labor Caucus (currently male)
Youth (currently female)
LGBT (currently male)

 

Three At Large persons are recommended by the Nominations Committee directly without Caucus recommendations (currently one male and one female).

 

Candidate Caucus Recommending
Democratic National Committee Royce West African American Caucus
Democratic National Committee Senfronia Thompson African American Caucus
Democratic National Committee Benjamin Chou At Large
Democratic National Committee Kazi Chowdhury At Large
Democratic National Committee John Courage At Large
Democratic National Committee Yvonne Davis At Large
Democratic National Committee A J Durrani At Large
Democratic National Committee David Feldwisch At Large
Democratic National Committee Cindy Flint At Large
Democratic National Committee Syed Hassan At Large
Democratic National Committee Dennis Speight At Large
Democratic National Committee Celina Vasquez At Large
Democratic National Committee Nathaniel West At Large
Democratic National Committee Jose Rodriguez Hispanic Caucus
Democratic National Committee Lenora Sorola-Pohlman Hispanic Caucus
Democratic National Committee John Patrick Labor Caucus
Democratic National Committee Glen Maxey LGBT Caucus
Democratic National Committee Betty Richie Non-Urban Caucus
Democratic National Committee Katie Naranjo Youth Caucus
Democratic National Committee Kat Hoang Youth Caucus
Democratic National Committee Patrick McDonald Youth Caucus

 

To apply to run for DNC, email Glen Maxey at [email protected] State which position for which you wish to run.

Resolutions

Temporary Rules Committee

Temporary Credentials Committee

Chairman’s Advisory Committee on the Platform