The filing period for 2010 elections ends at 6 p.m. today. We’ll have more on candidates who filed to run in Friday’s Voice, but for now I wanted to mention that the Dallas County Democratic Party will host a celebration for its candidates tonight. The event will be at 6:30 p.m. at the House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St. A donation of $10 is suggested. Parking is available under Woodall Rogers just behind the House of Blues, or you can valet park for $15.
In case you’re wondering, the Dallas County Republican Party won’t be hosting an event tonight to mark the end of the filing period. When I called over to GOP headquarters a few moments ago, Chairman Jonathan Neerman answered the phone. “We’re actually working up here, so we don’t have time for parties tonight,” Neerman told me, adding that the GOP will be recruiting candidates right up until the deadline. “We’ll have our party in November.”