2014 Democratic Primary: Dallas Contested Races

Categories: Political Commentary • Published on December 10, 2013 at 7:38 AM

2014 Primary ElectionsThe Filing Period for the 2014 Democratic Primary has officially ended.  In Dallas County, we now have our slate of contested races that will be fought over in the March 4 Primary Election.  These candidates will now have roughly 2 months to make their case to Democratic voters.  A Primary Runoff Election is almost a certainty with probably around 3 to 5 races.

Here is a breakdown of the upcoming contested Primary Elections.  Please keep in mind that this article ONLY focuses on contested Dallas County Democratic Primary Elections, and will not cover any uncontested or statewide Democratic candidates. Read More


2014 Democratic Primary: Dallas County Primer

Categories: Political Commentary • Published on September 23, 2013 at 4:00 AM

Since the Labor Day Picnic held by Dallas Democrats, campaign season has slowly gotten underway.  As mentioned in previous articles, all countywide offices in the Dallas are held by Democrats.  As we prepare a list of contested races, this article is to discuss the countywide and other down ballots races in the Democratic Primary.  We will follow-up with later articles discussing other races affecting Dallas County and their candidates. Read More


Dallas Municipals: Where’s the Money?

Categories: Political Commentary • Published on January 16, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Dallas SkylineNow that January 15 has come and gone, the campaign finance reports are in for Dallas City Council candidates.  In this article we are going to be looking at some of the new faces that have announced their candidacy since our last blog post, plus review the reports filed with the Dallas City Secretary.  We will also briefly touch upon the Redistricting Trial that would affect the 2013 City Council maps.

In the interest of full disclosure, I am working with Delia Jasso (District 1) and Bobby Abtahi (District 14) as Data Manager and Technology Consultant.

Article Update (1/21/13): The original problem with Councilors Tennell Atkins and Carolyn Davis reports have been fixed so they are now visible online.  I have updated the table in this article to list their report totals.  City Hall Blog from the Dallas Morning News also published an article today stating that Ori Raphael is continuing his campaign. Read More