Dear Candidates and Eastside Democrat Members,
The Eastside Democrats will be having their endorsement meeting Monday April 2, 2012 starting at 5:30 PM. The event will be held at El Paso Community College ASC Board Room located at 9050 Viscount Blvd. El Paso, TX 79925.
Candidates are expected to arrive and be present during their scheduled time (please see Endorsement Schedule below).
The voting ballots will be made available at 5:30 PM and will close at 7:45 PM (No Exceptions). The endorsement event is open to the public however ballots will only be available for current ESD members (According to our bylaws for a member to be eligible to vote at the endorsement election they must have been a member for thirty (30) days prior to the election). ESD members will be required to sign for their ballot.
5:30 PM United States Representative
5:45 PM 8th District Court of Appeals
Thomas E. Stanton
5:55 PM 41st District Court (Civil & Criminal Court)
Annabell “Anna” Perez
6:05 PM 448th District Court (Civil Court)
Regina B. Arditti
6: 15 PM County Commissioner Precinct #1
6:30 PM Tax Assessor Collector
Victor A. Flores
6:40 PM Constable Precinct #1
6:50 PM 388th District Court (Family Court)
Lucila Flores Camarena
Philip “Phil” Mullin
Donald L. Williams
7:10 PM State Representative District 75
7:15 PM Criminal District Court #1 (Civil & Criminal Court)
7:20 PM 243rd District Court (Civil & Criminal)
7:25 PM 383rd District Court (Family Court)
Lisa Aceves Hayes
7:30 PM County Attorney
Jo Anne Bernal
7:35 PM Constable Precinct #4
Peter “Pete” Melendez
7:40 PM Close
7:45 PM Voting is Closed
Our Political Endorsements according to ESD Bylaws
ARTICLE VII – Political Endorsements
a) The date, time and location of the Endorsement Event shall be determined by the Political Endorsement Committee and Executive Committee ;
b) the Eastside Democrats will only endorse candidates that run for office in the Democratic Party Primaries. We reserve the right to endorse or not endorse candidates during non-partisan elections.
c) to be eligible for endorsement consideration a candidate must submit a letter of consideration to the Executive Board no later than thirty (30) days before the organizations endorsement elections;
d) for a member to be eligible to vote at the endorsement election they must have been a member for thirty (30) days prior to the election;
e) at the endorsement election all eligible candidates will be given 5 minutes to present their qualifications to the membership. A panel consisting of three Eastside Democrats members will ask appropriate questions for the candidates to answer;
f) to secure an endorsement a candidate must receive a majority vote. In the case of three (3) or more candidates where a majority vote is not present a run-off will take place among the two (2) candidates with the highest number of votes;
g) all voting at the endorsement proceedings will be conducted by paper ballot. This process shall insure the integrity of a private (Australian) ballot.
h) We reserve the right to conduct a candidate forum i.e. city, county, municipal and school board elections.
ESD Co Chair
Political Endorsement Committee
Chair of Political Endorsement Committee
Sonya A. Saunders
Good Luck to all of our Democratic Candidates