Endorsements

Final Endorsements- 2012 Election

STONEWALL DEMOCRATS OF SAN ANTONIO
ENDORSEMENTS
NOVEMBER 6, 2012 GENERAL ELECTION
Note:  The following list does not include races on the ballot in which there is no Democratic candidate
(Early Voting Begins on Oct. 22 and Ends on Nov. 2) 
  • President and Vice President - Barack Obama/Joe Biden (DEM)
  • United States Senator - Paul Sadler (DEM)
  • U.S. Representative, District 20 - Joaquin Castro (DEM)
  • U.S. Representative, District 21 - Candace Duval (DEM)
  • U.S. Representative, District 23 - No Endorsement
  • U.S. Representative, District 28 - No Endorsement
  • U.S. Representative, District 35 - Lloyd Doggett (DEM)
  • Railroad Commissioner - No Endorsement
  • Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6 - Michele Petty (DEM)
  • Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals - Keith Hampton (DEM)
  • Member, State Board of Education, District 3 - Marisa B. Perez (DEM)
  • Member, State Board of Education, District 5 - Rebecca Bell-Metereau (DEM)
  • State Senator, District 19 - No Endorsement
  • State Senator, District 21 - No Endorsement
  • State Senator, District 25 - John Courage (DEM)
  • State Senator, District 26 - Leticia Van De Putte (DEM)
  • State Representative, District 116 - Trey Martinez-Fischer (DEM)
  • State Representative, District 117 - No Endorsement
  • State Representative, District 118 - Joe Farias (DEM)
  • State Representative, District 119 - Roland Gutierrez (DEM)
  • State Representative, District 120 - Ruth Jones McClendon (DEM)
  • State Representative, District 123 - Mike Villarreal (DEM)
  • State Representative, District 124 - No Endorsement
  • State Representative, District 125 - Justin Rodriguez (DEM)
  • Justice, 4th Court of Appeals, Place 2 - No Endorsement
  • Justice, 4th Court of Appeals, Place 3 - Patricia Alvarez (DEM)
  • Justice, 4th Court of Appeals, Place 4 - Luz Elena Chapa (DEM)
  • Justice, 4th Court of Appeals, Place 5 - David Towler (DEM)
  • Justice, 4th Court of Appeals, Place 7 - Rebeca C. Martinez (DEM)
  • District Judge, 37th Judicial District - Michael Mery (DEM)
  • District Judge, 57th Judicial District - Antonia Arteaga (DEM)
  • District Judge, 73rd Judicial District - David Canales (DEM)
  • District Judge, 131st Judicial District - John Gabriel, Jr. (DEM)
  • District Judge, 166th Judicial District - Laura Salinas (DEM)
  • District Judge, 175th Judicial District - Mary Roman (DEM)
  • District Judge, 379th Judicial District - Ron Rangel (DEM)
  • District Judge, 386th Judicial District - Stephen D. Smith (DEM)
  • District Judge, 399th Judicial District - Ray J. Olivarri (DEM)
  • District Judge, 407th Judicial District - Karen Pozza (DEM)
  • District Judge, 408th Judicial District - Larry Noll (DEM)
  • District Judge, 438th Judicial District - Gloria Saldaña (DEM)
  • Sheriff - Amadeo Ortiz (DEM)
  • County Tax Assessor Collector - No Endorsement
  • County Commissioner, Precinct No. 1 - Sergio “Chico” Rodriguez (DEM)
  • Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 1, Place 1 - No Endorsement
  • Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 2, Place 1 - Roberto “Robbie” Vazquez (DEM)
  • Constable, Precinct No. 1 - Ruben C. Tejeda (DEM)
  • Constable, Precinct No. 2 - Val Flores (DEM)
  • Constable, Precinct No. 3 - Edward (Ed) Coleman (DEM)
  • Constable, Precinct No. 4 - Robert (Mike) Blount (DEM)

For a list of early voting times and locations as well as your precinct polling location on November 6, visit the Bexar County Elections Department website at www.bexar.org/elections.

The last day to register to vote in the November 6th General Election is October 9, 2012.  Go to http://www.bexar.org/cfdocs/ElectionsPublic/VRDB/VRSearch01.cfm to verify that you are registered to vote in Bexar County.

Final Endorsement Meeting for 2012 General Election

There will be an Endorsement Meeting during our regular monthly meeting on Monday, August 20, 2012, 6:30 pm, in the Fiesta Room of Luby's Cafeteria, 911 N. Main Avenue.  The purpose of this meeting is to revisit those races in which our endorsed candidate did not win in the May 29 Democratic Primary or the July 31 Democratic Primary Runoff and to consider whether to endorse the winner in those races, provided the winner was otherwise eligible for our endorsement, so as to finalize our endorsements for the November 6 General Election.

 

The following nine (9) races will be considered for endorsement:

  • United States Representative, District 23 (Winner: Pete Gallego)
  • Member, State Board of Education, District 3 (Winner: Marisa B. Perez)
  • State Representative, District 117 (Winner: Philip Cortez)
  • State Representative, District 125 (Winner: Justin Rodriguez)
  • District Judge, 166th Judicial District (Winner: Laura Salinas)
  • County Tax Assessor-Collector (Winner: Albert Uresti)
  • Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 2, Place 1 (Winner: Roberto "Robbie"Vazquez)
  • Constable, Precinct No. 1 (Winner: Ruben C. Tejeda)
  • Constable, Precinct No. 2 (Winner: Val Flores)

To be eligible to vote on these endorsements, a member must be a member in good standing as defined in Article IV, Section 1 of the SDSA Bylaws and have been a member for at least 30 days prior to the endorsement meeting. Lapsed members, whose dues are less than a year in arrears, may renew their membership at the time of the endorsement meeting and will be eligible to vote.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Allen Castro and Daniel Graney
Co-Chairs
SDSA Endorsement Committee

SDSA Endorsements for the 2012 Democratic Party Primary Runoff Election

SDSA Endorsements for the 2012 Democratic Party Primary Runoff Election
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Early Voting begins July 23 and ends July 27

[NOTE: Precinct Chairs will be elected during the runoff election. See http://bexardemocrats.org/2012-races.html for more information.]

United States Senator
Paul Sadler

United States Representative, District 23
Ciro D. Rodriguez

State Representative, District 117
Tina Torres

District Judge, 37th Judicial District
Michael Mery

Sheriff
Amadeo Ortiz

County Tax Assessor-Collector
Ernesto R. Castro

Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 2, Place 1
Robert De Leon

Constable, Precinct No. 1
Ray Lopez

Constable, Precinct No. 2
Sam G. Talamantez

Constable, Precinct No. 4
Robert “Mike” Blount

Check Bexar County Elections webpage for early voting times and locations:  http://elections.bexar.org/PDF/EVCALENDARJOINTRUNOFF2012.pdf.  During early voting, Bexar County voters may vote at any Bexar County voting location.  On Tuesday, July 31, voters must go to their precinct polling location, which can be found at http://www.bexar.org/cfdocs/electionspublic/Where2Vote.cfm.

SDSA Final Endorsements for the 2012 Democratic Primary

On Monday, April 16, 2012, the SDSA membership heard from the remaining Democratic Primary candidates and voted on who to endorse.  We greatly appreciate all the candidates taking time from their busy schedules to come meet with us.  

The final list of SDSA Democratic Primary Endorsed Candidates appears below (click here for a printable version).  Candidates appearing in bold received a Friendly Incumbent Endorsement (FIE).

  • President/Vice President - Barack Obama/Joseph Biden
  • United States Senate - Sean Hubbard
  • U.S. Representative, District 20 - Joaquin Castro
  • U.S. Representative, District 21 - Candace Duval
  • U.S. Representative, District 23 - John Bustamante
  • U.S. Representative, District 28 - No Endorsement
  • U.S. Representative, District 35 - Lloyd Doggett
  • Railroad Commissioner - No Endorsement
  • Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6 - Michele Petty
  • Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 1 - Keith Hampton
  • Member, State Board of Education, District 3 - Michael Soto
  • Member, State Board of Education, District 5 - Rebecca Bell-Metereau
  • State Senator, District 19 - No Endorsement
  • State Senator, District 21 - No Endorsement
  • State Senator, District 25 - John Courage
  • State Senator, District 26 - Leticia Van De Putte
  • State Representative, District 116 - Trey Martinez-Fischer
  • State Representative, District 117 - Tina Torres
  • State Representative, District 118 - Joe Farias
  • State Representative, District 119 - Roland Gutierrez
  • State Representative, District 120 - Ruth Jones McClendon
  • State Representative, District 123 - Mike Villarreal
  • State Representative, District 124 - No Endorsement
  • State Representative, District 125 - Delicia Herrera
  • Justice, 4th Court of Appeals, Place 2 - No endorsement
  • Justice, 4th Court of Appeals, Place 3 - Patricia Alvarez
  • Justice, 4th Court of Appeals, Place 4 - Luz Elena Chapa
  • Justice, 4th Court of Appeals, Place 5 - David Towler
  • Justice, 4th Court of Appeals, Place 7 - Rebeca C. Martinez
  • District Judge, 37th Judicial District - Michael Mery
  • District Judge, 57th Judicial District - Antonia Arteaga
  • District Judge, 73rd Judicial District - David Canales
  • District Judge, 131st Judicial District - John Gabriel, Jr.
  • District Judge, 166th Judicial District - Karen Crouch
  • District Judge, 175th Judicial District - Mary Roman
  • District Judge, 379th Judicial District - Ron Rangel
  • District Judge, 386th Judicial District - Stephen Smith
  • District Judge, 399th Judicial District - Ray Olivarri
  • District Judge, 407th Judicial District - Karen Pozza
  • District Judge, 408th Judicial District - Larry Noll
  • District Judge, 438th Judicial District - Gloria Saldaña
  • Sheriff - Amadeo Ortiz
  • County Tax Assessor Collector - Ernesto Castro
  • County Commissioner, Precinct 1 - Sergio "Chico" Rodriguez
  • Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 1 - No Endorsement
  • Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Place 1 - Robert De Leon
  • Constable, Precinct 1 - Alex Quintanilla
  • Constable, Precinct 2 - Joe Curiel
  • Constable, Precinct 3 - Edward L. Coleman
  • Constable, Precinct 4 - Robert (Mike) Blount
  • Bexar County Democratic Party Chair - Choco Gonzalez Meza

The membership also voted on whether to support or oppose the three propositions that will appear on the primary ballot:

  • Proposition 1 DREAM ACT - Support
  • Proposition 2 AFFORDABLE COLLEGE TUITION - Support
  • Proposition 3 LEGALIZING CASINO GAMBLING - Oppose
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