The candidate filing period is officially under way for March primaries, and I expect to see a good number of Democratic candidates who’ll be on next year’s ballot at the Round-Up Saloon tonight. Stonewall Democrats of Dallas, one of the largest Democratic groups in the county, is gearing up for a big election year in 2010, but first the group will wrap up 2009 with its Annual Holiday Party.
In addition to plenty of candidates, the party will feature food, drag performances and a holiday basket auction. Stonewall will also announce the winners of its annual awards. The nominees for Member of the Year are Travis Gasper, Bill Fry and Tina Yoo. The nominees for Group of the Year are Rockwall County Young Democrats, Dallas Stonewall Young Democrats and Equality Texas. The nominees for Democrat of the Year are Tena Callahan, Roberto Alonso and Ernie White. And the nominees for the Pink Pump Award are Lynn Cherry, Elizabeth Crowder and Larry Duncan.
Also, Stonewall has adopted the Legacy Counseling Center and encourages poeple to bring one of the following items to donate: paper towels, Scrubbing Bubbles, diaper wipes, light bulbs, Gatorade/Kool-Aid, toilet paper, granulated sugar packets, non-dairy creamer packets, 9-ounce plastic cups, trash bags of all sizes, copy paper, stamps, liquid paper, latex gloves, personal snack packs, soft drinks and adult non-pull-up diapers.
The party is from 7 to 9 at the Round-Up, 3912 Cedar Springs Road.