Aransas County Democratic Clubhouse

The official blog of the Aransas County Democratic Club.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Upcoming Events

The Aransas County Democratic Club is holding events in the next few weeks that we hope will interest and inform you. You might also have some fun.

  1. On Tuesday, August 29, at 6:30 p.m, we and Los Comales Restaurant are hosting a dinner for Juan Garcia, the Democratic candidate for the Texas House of Representatives seat from our district. Everyone will pay for his or her own dinner and beverage. Los Comales has generously offered to pay part of the proceeds of your dinner to Juan's campaign. Juan is running against Gene Seaman. Juan, who is from Corpus Christi, is a decorated Navy pilot (he continues to serve in the Naval Reserves) and is a Harvard-educated lawyer. He is dedicated to public education, public safety, and restoring health care for the millions of our Texas children whom the Republican legislature stripped of their health care benefits.

  2. The Aransas County Democrats will have a booth at Fiesta en la Playa on September 2nd and 3rd. We will have literature and bumper stickers from many of our candidates, including Barbara Radnofsky, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, Shane Sklar, candidate for Congress, Juan Garcia, Chris Bell, candidate for Governor, and David Van Os, candidate for Attorney General. Representatives from Democratic candidates' campaigns will also be there to speak with you from time to time.

  3. We and Los Comales are hosting another dinner on September 12 for Shane Sklar, who is running for the U.S. Congress against Ron Paul for the seat from our district. Shane is a fourth generation rancher from central Texas. Shane knows what it means to make a payroll. He was President of the Independent Texas Cattlemen's Association and has fought for the rights of rural Texans for years. He doesn't agree with Ron Paul on many issues: Ron Paul voted against help for victims of hurricanes Rita and Katrina, against benefits for veterans, against armor for our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, against legislation to protect Texas children from internet predators, against a bill of rights for patients, and against tax relief for working families. Ron Paul also wants to phase out Social Security and Medicare. Shane does not. Again, Los Comales is kind enough to donate part of the proceeds of the dinner and drinks that you buy to Shane's campaign.

We look forward to setting dates to meet our local candidates: Martin De Leon, candidate for reelection as Justice of Peace in Precinct 1, who has done a terrific job of giving thousands of our citizens a fair and honest shake in his court; and Dale Lloyd, the Democratic candidate for County Commissioner who works tirelessly going door-to door every day in the South Texas heat meeting voters on his famous bicycle. Please check our blog later for firm dates.

As always, our events are open to everyone, regardless of political persuasion. (We are Democrats for goodness sake!) You need not make reservations. These candidates want to hear your ideas, criticisms, and concerns, so feel free to give them a piece of your mind. There is never any cost to you, except that we would ask you to pay for your own meals at the Los Comales events. (If you are moved to make a personal contribution to any of the candidates, that is up to you and, of course, the candidates would appreciate it, but it is not a prerequisite of your attending.)

Please join us at these events. They offer you unique opportunities to tell candidates what you think and to obtain the information that you need before you vote on November 7.

If you have any questions, just ask by calling 727-9277 or sending an email to


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