I don't usually think of Brazoria County as a hotbed of activity for Democrats - for good reason, given the 68-31 margin there for President Bush in 2004 - but like us here in Harris and elsewhere around the state they're fired up and organized and have plenty of opportunities for folks looking to get involved. Quite a few races of interest, including CD22, SDs 11 and 17, State Board of Education district 7, and the 1st and 14th Courts of Appeals, overlap with Brazoria, so they have a key role to play. They have a couple of HQ grand openings coming up, as Banjo informs us:
South Brazoria County:
South Brazoria Democrats will have the grand opening of their headquarters this Sunday, September 7, 2008 following a Meet the Candidates forum.
The Meet the Candidates forum will be held, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Civic Center, 333 Highway 332, Lake Jackson, TX 77566 (map). This is a free event with refreshments provided.
Candidates attending include: a representative from the Rick Noriega U.S. Senate campaign, Court of Appeals candidate Jim Sharp, State Senate candidate Chris Bell, Kay Mudd, Robert Pruett, Laura Ewing, Leslie Taylor, Cheri Pate, Martin Siegel, Bobby Smith and Jack Brown.
The grand opening of headquarter will run from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is located at 528 Gulf Blvd., Freeport, TX 77541 77541. The phone number of the headquarters is 979-230-9540. The Young Democrats of South Brazoria County will also use this headquarters for their organizing efforts.
North Brazoria County:
North Brazoria Democrats announce the opening of Pearland Democratic campaign headquarters for the fall 2008 campaign. The headquarters is located at 5040 West Broadway, Suite. 5074, Pearland, TX 77581 next to the Pearland Cinema 6. The phone number is 281-412-9475.
The Grand Opening will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pearland mayor Tom Reid will attend the opening along with State Senate candidate Joe Jaworski, State House of Representatives candidate Kevin Murphy and Brazoria County Sheriff candidate Robert Pruett.
Candidates and representatives from other campaigns will also be in attendance. Refreshments will be served and campaign material and information will be available.
For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth McLane, Visibility Chair
Brazoria County Democratic Party