Moore, Narey to lead gay Democrats group in ’09
Erin Moore was elected president of Stonewall Democrats of Dallas at the organization’s last general membership meeting of the year.
Jay Narey was elected vice president, with Mike McCue as treasurer and Kenneth Denson as secretary.
Outgoing president Jesse Garcia said more than 90 Stonewall members were present for the election, and that the full slate of new officers was elected unanimously with no opposition.
Moore promised to "continue the dialogues started by Garcia with communities of color, our newly elected officials and the new members of the Democratic Party to further the understanding and rights of LGBT citizens."
"This will be a year to harness the excitement created by our victories and move forward together as a community, county and nation," Moore said. "We have accomplished half of what is required, getting fair-minded officials elected. Now we must work with those officials to do what needs to be done."
Stonewall Democrats of Dallas is the largest paid-partisan political organization in North Texas with nearly 400 members.
It has launched sister chapters in Collin, Denton and Tarrant counties.
The Dallas chapter also plans to help launch chapters in Henderson and Kaufman counties in 2009.
Garci said he is confident that Stonewall’s future is in "very capable hands."
"Erin Moore has a lengthy political resume with LGBT advocacy groups. When I first moved to Dallas eight years ago, I read about Erin’s accomplishments in the Dallas Voice. She inspired me like other great LGBT leaders Christy Kinsler, Steve Atkinson and Buck Massey," Garcia said.
"I hope Erin’s tenure will inspire young people to get involved. Erin will bring her own unique perspective. I’m proud that during my tenure I helped diversify the chapter with people of color. I hope her presidency will attract more women to get involved with Stonewall," he added.
Moore will be the sixth president in the chapter’s 12-year history. Past presidents include Michael Moon, Shannon Bailey, Tim McMullen-Sullivan and Christy Kinsler.
The organization’s new officers will be presented at the Annual Stonewall Holiday Party at 7 p.m., on Dec. 8, at the Round-Up Saloon, 3912 Cedar Springs Road.
The special guest for the evening will be Dallas County Democratic Party Chairwoman Darlene Ewing.
The event is free and open to the public. New members are welcome. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 21, 2008.