November 26, 2018/Media, Press

Texas Democratic Party Endorses in Austin, Corpus Christi, Missouri City, and San Marcos local elections

Austin, TX– Today, the Texas Democratic Party is endorsing a new round of progressive candidates enrolled in our Project LIFT (Local Investment in the Future of Texas) program for the December runoff elections.

Project LIFT works with local party leaders and progressive partners to recruit, train, and support candidates – with a special focus on winning local, non-partisan races.

Paige Ellis for Austin City Council District 8

(Election Day Dec 11)

Paige Ellis is a longtime Austin resident with a track record of fighting for environmental responsibility, building infrastructure, and a track record of progressive solutions to one of the fastest growing areas in Texas.

Joy Miller for Corpus Christi District 1

(Election Day Dec 18)

Joy is a lifelong resident of District 1 and will focus on economic development, common services like improving parks and libraries, and the promotion of tourism.

Sylvia Campos for Corpus Christi District 2

(Election Day Dec 18)

Sylvia is an advocate for a fair taxation program, workers rights, affordable housing and a transparent city government where citizens can see how their tax dollars are spent.

Yolanda Ford for Missouri City Mayor

(Election Day Dec 8)

Yolanda’s top priorities are to increase Missouri City’s revenue, focus on smart development and redevelopment, create economic opportunity for small business and entrepreneurs and build a more unified community.

Chris Preston for Missouri City Position 2

(Election Day Dec 8)

Chris is passionate about building community if Missouri City. In his first term on city council, he created the R.E.A.D. Program to promote literacy, and it’s been a huge success. He is looking to continue to serve the people of Missouri City by creating more service and employment opportunities.

Mark Rockeymoore for San Marcos Place 4

(Election Day Dec 11)

Mark wants to see San Marcos grow in a sustainable way. He believes that government transparency and natural resource management are important for the continued success of the city. He will encourage small business creation, development, and patronage as a hub for community growth.

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:

“While Republican statewide leaders continue to run this state into the ground, we know electing new Democratic leadership on city councils and school boards will help us deliver the solutions Texas families are demanding.

“Our endorsed candidates Paige Ellis, Yolanda Ford, Chris Preston, Joy Miller, Sylvia Campos, and Mark Rockeymoore are giving it everything they got because coming up short isn’t something our children, our friends, and our neighbors can afford.

“Since the start of Project LIFT, the Texas Democratic Party has supported dozens of campaigns across this state. Now, those candidates are serving their communities and fighting for every Texan’s fair shot.

“In these runoff elections, we have an opportunity to vote for Democrats who are ready to deliver progressive solutions for our communities.”