AUSTIN, TX -- Today, the Texas Democratic Party announced its slate of candidates for 2014. Texas Democrats are fielding more candidates for statewide office in this election cycle than any time since 2002.
In addition to the statewide slate, the party devoted significant time to recruiting for down ballot races, and announced challengers in State Senate districts 10 and 17, and a full slate of candidates to the State Board of Education.
The party spent significant time recruiting Justices of the Peace, County Constables, County Judges, County Commissioners and others in places like Lubbock, Wichita Falls, San Angelo and across Texas.
Statement from Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa:
"It's a historic day for Texas. We are proud to say that for the first time in decades, we have a ticket that represents the future of Texas. The Democratic slate has regional diversity with candidates running for office from McAllen to El Paso to Beaumont.
Unlike the Republican ticket made of mostly Anglo men, this party is ready to represent the diversity of this great state.
Our goal is not only to win statewide races, but give voters a choice in races across the state. We will not only expand our margins in urban centers, but also in suburban counties and rural communities across Texas."
Reynaldo “Ray” Madrigal
Leticia Van de Putte
Michael “Fjet” Fjetland
Richard “Kinky’ Friedman
Supreme Court, Chief Justice
Supreme Court, Place 6
Lawrence “Larry” Meyers
Supreme Couty, Place 7
Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 3