Thanks to wonderful groups who care about elections, the remaining January campaign calendar is brimming with opportunities. On Wednesday, January 24, TX-21 Indivisible welcomes Stephanie for a short campaign speech. Stephanie will bring copies of her 2016 campaign memoir, Running on TRUST and Rainwater, to entice the group to engage in retail politics.
Highland Lakes Texas Democratic Women meets on January 25 in Marble Falls, where Stephanie will be joining them for lunch and company. A time to renew friendships and bring campaign materials for Llano County supporters to distribute.
The Hill Country chapter of the League of Women Voters–TX has already gathered in candidate questionnaires and information to post on their Vote411.org internet site. The League will take it one step further in Bandera on January 27 with a Candidate Fair at Bandera High School from 10 to 12 in the morning. The public is encouraged to come and meet candidates. The League even provides possible questions to ask candidates in order to make comparisons.
In 2016, Stephanie began her campaign with a kickoff event at the Hondo Senior Center in Hondo, Medina County. It was so meaningful to be back in Hondo on Saturday, January 20 for the 2018 Candidate Forum, with candidates for Governor, Congressional District 23, 4th Court of Appeals and State Representative District 53. District 23 has five counties that overlap with District 53, but the counties that don’t overlap, starting with part of Bexar County, contribute so many Democratic votes that Congressional District 23 is considered “competitive,” meaning that Democrats have a good chance of winning an additional Congressional seat in 2018.