May 22 Runoff Election
There are two Democratic runoff races for voters in Comal County.
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GLBT Political Caucus (Houston)
Harris County Young Democrats
Houston Stonewall Young Democrats
US Congress District 21
Stonewall Democrats San Antonio
Democratic Women of Comal County
proudly present the
2nd Annual Robbi & Dan Boone Dinner
and silent auction
Kookie Barboza, Comal County Democratic Party
Molly Bursey, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense
Justice Chari Kelly, 3rd District Court of Appeals
Kim Olson, Colonel, USAF, retired
With introductions by:
The Honorable Lloyd Doggett
U.S. House of Representatives
Saturday, May 18, 2019
6:00 p.m Social hour with cash bar
7:00 p.m Dinner
8:00 p.m Program
The Village Venue at Freiheit Village
2032 Central Plaza
New Braunfels, Texas
Open seating $75 (one seat)
VIP table $1000 (ten seats)
Proceeds will fund the DWCC’s Boone Scholarship as well as political and community activities that further DWCC’s progressive goals.
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DWCC Member Running for Comal County Commissioner, Precinct 4
Dorothy Carroll, DWCC member, is a candidate for Comal County Commissioner, Precinct 4. She wants to be directly involved in the business of the county and in overseeing the county's budget. She wants to ensure county funds are spent responsibly and conservatively and adequately address the needs of county residents.
Ms. Carroll is the mother of three, grandmother of six and has six great-grandsons. Difficult
times in her past, including the death of a greatgrandson and a daughter, have contributed to her resiliency. She believes her diverse work background uniquely qualifies her for involvement in county government. Examples are clothing manufacturing, financial and retail advertising and marketing, accounting, insurance auditing, business consulting and owning a commercial custom framing business. Ms. Carroll is an artist including; painting and mural painting, ceramics and printmaking. She founded a non-profit organization for printmakers in the early 1990s.
Ms. Carroll has been an advocate for battered women and survivors of sexual assault since the early 1970s and is an untiring foe of injustice.
Ms. Carroll plans to address health and safety issues in Comal County. She is concerned by the number of sexual assaults occurring and wants to see many more offenders prosecuted successfully. She wants to ensure that Registered Sex Offenders residing in the county (approx. 200 currently) are strictly monitored by local law enforcement.
Ms. Carroll wants the Commissioners' Animal Control Orders and Regulations for Comal County fully and strictly enforced. She says the number of children and seniors attacked by dogs running-at-large is unacceptable. Attacks have resulted in major injuries and surgery, lifelong physical challenges and even death. Ms. Carroll plans to have Comal County’s Leash Law for Dogs and Prohibition against Dogs Running-at-Large taken seriously by all county enforcement officials.
Ms. Carroll is deeply disturbed by the death of many dogs. Dogs are injured, maimed and killed by drivers and by other loose dogs. She is disturbed by the number of property owners who boast they shoot and poison loose dogs on their property. Dogs are injured or die in many terrible ways when they are allowed to run-at-large.
Ms. Carroll finds no justifications for these health and safety issues to be ignored, to any degree, by county officials at the expense of the county’s most vulnerable residents.
What does a County Commissioner do?
County government in Texas is different from city government in that its structure and areas of responsibility are spelled out in the Texas Constitution. County governments are seen as the administrative arms of the state legislature. Each county has a Commissioners’ Court, with four commissioners from designated precincts, and a county judge. The Commissioners’ Court conducts the business of the county, including overseeing the county’s finances. The power of the Commissioners’ Court is limited by a system of checks and balances between it and other elective offices in the county. These elective offices, such as the sheriff, county clerk, and justices of the peace, are independent of each other.
Where do I vote on Tuesday, May 22?
(from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM)
Step #1. Where do you live? For example, if you live in the "red" area, you live in Precinct 2.
Step #2. Now click on the detailed map of your precinct. You can make the map larger by clicking the "+" sign. You can use the right scroll bar and the bottom scroll bar to move around the map.
Find your street on the precinct map. Look for your three-digit voting precinct, such as 406 or 305 and so forth.
Step #3: Your voting location is listed next to your precinct number below.
101, 103, 203, 207
Comal County Senior Citizens Center . 655 Landa, New Braunfels
102, 106, 405, 107
Bill Brown Elementary School. 20410 Hwy 46 West, Spring Branch
Tye Preston Memorial Library, 16311 South Access Rd., Canyon Lake
204, 206, 208
Comal County Offices - Bulverde Annex, 30470 Cougar Bend, Bulverde
Jay F. Feibelman Garden Ridge Community Center, 9500 Municipal Parkway, Garden Ridge
201, 202, 302, 301, 303
Comal County Courthouse. 100 Main Plaza, Room 101, New Braunfels
402, 403, 407
Church In The Valley , 14181 FM 306 at Canyon City, Canyon Lake
304, 305, 406, 401, 404, 306
Christ Presbyterian Church, 1620 Common, New Braunfels
Turning Texas Blue 2018
DWCC Member Running for Justice of the Peace
Guadalupe Co, Pct 3
Hello, my name is Peggy Ornelas and I am running for Justice of the Peace for Guadalupe County, Precinct 3.
Let me tell you a few things about myself that qualify me for this position. I have an MS Degree in Management from Troy State University, a BA degree in Spanish and English from the University of Maryland, and a BS degree in Mathematics and English from Angelo State University. Having been a teacher at both the elementary and high school levels, I am proud to be a retired educator from the Department of Defense Dependent Schools. I taught algebra and plane geometry in Germany, Spain, Italy and Portugal to American children of the Armed Forces stationed overseas. I have also taught in North Carolina and here in Texas, which included an alternative education opportunity for delinquent teenagers.
I am a wife (of Chili Ornelas) and mother of three young women, Dawn, Flora, and Brooke. I have three grandkids, Diego and Luca González, and Isadora Truan.
Serving as a Lieutenant in the USAF, I attended Air Traffic Control School at Keesler AFB. Being a military brat, I have lived on military bases in Texas, New York, Mississippi, California, Arkansas, Florida, and North Carolina. I also lived in several different countries, from Panama, Spain, and Germany to Italy, Greece, and Portugal. These travels have given me much experience with different cultures, thoughts, values, and ideas. I have witnessed inequality and injustices throughout my lifetime, both here and abroad.
In addition, I volunteer for several organizations such as the SOS Food Bank and the American Red Cross. As a Deputy Voter Registrar for Guadalupe County, I have participated in several voter registrations drives. I attend the Unitarian Universalist Church in New Braunfels.
My goal is to utilize my knowledge and experiences to bring justice and equality to the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 Courtroom. This court handles misdemeanor offenses punishable by fine only, minor civil matters, and is a small claims court. The Justice of the Peace also performs other functions, such as issuing warrants for search and arrest, acting as a coroner and performing inquests in counties with no medical examiner, and performing marriages. I vow to bring justice with compassion to the citizens of our precinct. The matters presented in this court may seem small to some, but they greatly impact the lives of people all around us. Logic and compassion are what should prevail in courts.
Turning Texas Blue 2018
DWCC Member Running for Comal County Clerk
Gloria Meehan is running for the office of Comal County Clerk because she cares about the community. Gloria believes the County Clerk’s office should be a friendly, dynamic place for all the county’s citizens. This is the first bid for public office for this small business owner.
Gloria emphasizes several issues she believes are important to the citizens of Comal County. She is aware of the unique responsibility of the County Clerk for maintaining the integrity of the county’s records, a responsibility that will require particular expertise in this period of rapid growth.
Gloria is especially concerned about the integrity of the county’s voting system, and she notes that Comal County is one of 103 Texas counties that has no paper back-up for ballots cast in an election, a situation that would prevent a reliable recount. Gloria wants the county to adopt a modernized paper ballot system. She is also in favor of establishing a mandatory vote-by-mail ballot for senior citizens.
Gloria will make government accessible to all citizens, for example, by creating seminars to help people understand how to fill out and file government documents, and by helping find resources for those in need. Gloria wants the County Clerk’s office “to be a place where every citizen and potential citizen of our county is welcome to ask questions, seek help, and brainstorm together to create a caring, responsive community for ALL residents.”
Gloria lives in Canyon Lake. She has a B.A. degree in Corporate Communications and has many years of experience in management of marketing and information systems, and large, diverse teams. She is the founder and managing director of Ramblewood Consultants, a small business marketing services company.
What is a County Clerk in Texas?
In Texas, the responsibilities of the County Clerk are many. This is a four-year elective office with duties designated by the Texas State Constitution and Legislature. Functions listed on the Comal County Clerk’s website include, for example, maintaining land records and keeping plat records and maps; recording vital statistics, including birth, marriage, and death records; and keeping records for the County Courts at Law and the Commissioners Court.
In most counties, the County Clerk oversees elections. In Comal County, elections are managed by an elections coordinator who works under the County Clerk. Counties with a population of 8,000 or more also have an elected District Clerk who is responsible for all District Court records.
Bobbie Koepp is the current Comal County Clerk; the County Elections Coordinator is Cynthia Jaqua; and the District Clerk is Heather Keller.