My home county, Harris County is the largest by population in the Lone Star State and provides 22% of the vote totals in any statewide election It is also one of the most diverse counties in the state thanks to its county seat of Houston
We just had the pleasure of watching it turn blue in the 2016 election cycle and want to solidify those Democratic gains in 2018 and other future elections
Despite that success in turning Harris County from purple to blue, Lane Lewis, who has served ats the HCDP chair since 2011 resigned in February and today at HCDP party headquarters the precinct chairs will gather to select his replacement
Two favorites have emerged so far in Lillie Schechter, who was endorsed by the Houston LGBT Caucus, Eartha Johnson and Dominique Davis, who is active in the HCDP leadership ranks and is garnering an increasing number of supporters for her to get the job.
One of them is me.
Unlike some of the other candidates, Dominique actually reached out to me and asked for my support.
I attended a listening session she held yesterday,in Southeast Houston with a diverse group of precinct chairs and was impressed with her knowledge of the party operations, her willingness to listen to the concerns of the precinct chairs, solicit their ideas for making the HCDP better and also after it was done, ask me what can be done to increase and have sustained representation of trans people in the Harris County Democratic Party ranks
I believe Dominique Davis would be the perfect choice to succeed Lane Lewis as HCDP chair,. I’m not only enthusiastically endorsing her for HDCP chair, I’m urging people to make that happen at today County Executive Committee meeting..
Thee meeting at HCDP headquarters is open to the general public, but only the precinct chairs will be allowed to vote for our next Harris County Democratic Party leader.
It is running from 3-6 PM and will take place at the IBEW Union hall next door to HCDP headquarters at 1445 North Loop West Fwy.
And yes, I’ll be in the house to watch it..
TransGriot Update: Lillie Schechter ended up getting elected as HCDP chair with 190 votes over Eartha Johnson with 118. Dominique received 21 votes.