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The Executive Council is composed of the
County Chair, the Treasurer, and the four (4)
Deputy Chairs, who shall be voting members;
and the Secretary as a non-voting member. The
Executive Council will conduct urgent legal and
financial business, which may arise between
CEC meetings, and make contracts, draft official
communications and perform other business as
resolved by the CEC.
- Article V, Section A of the BCDP Continuing Rules
The Steering Committee is composed of
The Steering Committee shall compile the proposed agendas for all CEC meetings and do other advisory work.
- the Executive Council,
- the State Democratic Executive Committee Members from Bexar County,
- the Club Presidents (or a designee) of Democratic Clubs with twenty-five (25) or more members,
- the Secretary,
- the Treasurer
- One Co-Chair (or designated representative)from each of the standing committees.
- Article VI of the BCDP Continuing Rules
Standing Committees - Description and Invitation to Serve!
The BCDP has Standing Committees named in the Continuing Rules and such other committees and sub-committees as may be approved by resolution of the CEC. The standing committees are:
All Standing Committees shall be led by two (2)
Co-Chairs, one of whom must be a CEC
member. The Co-Chairs shall be elected from
that committee's membership. Membership on a Standing Committee shall
include, but not be limited to, members of the
CEC. Terms will coincide with the election cycle.
All members of the Bexar County Democratic Party are encouraged and
welcome to serve on committees! Following the
initial meeting of any committee, any member
who subsequently joins must attend two (2)
consecutive meetings before obtaining voting
rights, the exception being Budget & Finance, the members of which are appointed by the Executive Council.
- Budget and Finance
- Election Integrity and Voter Protection
- Fund Raising
- Precinct Chair Recruitment
- Article VIII, Sections A,C, D, & F of the BCDP Continuing Rules
Please open the next seven headers for descriptions of the respective committees!
Budget and Finance Committee
Members of this committee shall be appointed and/or removed by the Executive Council and approved by a majority vote of the CEC at a regular meeting.
The Budget and Finance Committee is responsible for reviewing and overseeing
required FEC and Texas Ethics Commission filings, other state and federal financial filings, reconciliation of bank
statements, and financial reports. The Budget and Finance Committee will propose and monitor execution of a budget
and perform other duties prescribed in these Continuing Rules or as required.
This Committee shall establish written
procedures for the handling and
management of party funds and also the
receipt and balancing of bank statements.
These procedures shall be binding on any
person collecting and/or handling money
on behalf of the party.
Application to join the Budget & Finance Committee
Robert Miller, Pct 3104 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vanessa Williams, Pct 1010 - email@example.com
- Article VIII, Section G, Paragraphs 1a, 1c, 1d, & 1e of the BCDP Continuing Rules
The Campaign Committee is responsible for candidate
recruitment activities. It shall propose to the
CEC a County Party campaign strategy,
campaign budget, and campaign
management in which roles and
responsibilities will be assigned, and is
responsible for monitoring progress and
tactical direction of the campaign.
Committee shall be in charge of the
Coordinated Campaign, including Get Out
The Vote and political events in Bexar
County. It may, with the approval of the
CEC, solicit contracts with consultants or
other agencies to perform specific
campaign tasks; however actual
expenditure of funds is the responsibility of
the Executive Council.
This Committee should be composed of,
but not limited to, at least one
representative from each of the following
political areas in Bexar County 1) County
Commissioner Precinct, 2) Senatorial
District, 3) State House District, 4)
Gracie Acuña, Pct 1054 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ian Straus, Pct 4098 - email@example.com
At the meeting of September 5, 2012, the Committee elected six members who will serve along with the Executive Council on the Special Election Committee for the 2012 general election:
- Article VIII, Section G, Paragraph 2 of the BCDP Continuing Rules
The Communications Committee is
responsible for coordinating all public and
media relations including, but not limited to,
the Internet, voter guides, signage, fairs,
festivals, and parades. The Secretary will be
an Ex-Officio member. When needed, the
Communications Committee will also assist
with BCDP communications, and will work
with any office staff for CEC communications.
Todd Hedley, Pct 3077 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Nash - email@example.com
- Article VIII, Section G, Paragraph 3 of the BCDP Continuing Rules
Election Integrity and Voter Protection Committee
The Election Integrity and Voter Protection Committee manages the mechanics of an
election, such as recruiting, recommending,
and training Primary Election Judges; poll
watching; observing counting of ballots;
and ensuring the Party abides by the Texas
State Election Code and the rules of the
Texas Democratic Party.
The Committee shall provide a "voting
protection team" during elections to quickly
investigate problems and to staff phones to
quickly handle questions.
The Committee will represent voters to
assure that every one is able to have easily
accessible polling places; prevent
intimidation of voters at the polls, and do
everything possible to assure fair elections
The Committee should be composed of at
least one representative from each of the
following political areas in Bexar County
(1) County Commissioner Precinct,
(2) Senatorial District
(3) State House District, and
(4) Congressional District.
Co-Chair: Eduardo Juárez, Pct 3020 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chair: Julie Marquez - email@example.com
- Article VIII, Section G, Paragraph 4 of the BCDP Continuing Rules
Fund Raising Committee
The Fund Raising Committee shall be responsible
for raising the funds needed to finance the
budget adopted by the CEC in consultation
with the County Chair and Treasurer.
Co-Chair: Grace Hernández, Pct 3151 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chair: Gabriel Rosales, Pct 2081 - email@example.com
- Article VIII, Section G, Paragraph 5 of the BCDP Continuing Rules
Precinct Recruitment and Training Committee
The Precinct Recruitment and Training Committee
shall recruit, train, and motivate Precinct
Chairs. For those Precincts lacking functioning
Precinct Chairs, the Committee shall recruit Precinct Coordinators (volunteers who wish to
organize their precincts).
shall review applications for statutory
eligibility. At each CEC meeting which
achieves majority quorum, the Committee
shall present a list of applicants recommended
for filling Precinct Chair vacancies.
Immediately following the CEC vote on
recommended applicants, the Committee shall
present a complete list of all remaining eligible
applicants for vote by the CEC.
Please view our page on Precinct Recruitment!
Mark Camann, Pct 2140 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Renee Watson, Pct 4039 - email@example.com
- Article VIII, Section G, Paragraph 6 of the BCDP Continuing Rules
The Rules Committee has the duty to clarify and
interpret the Rules of the BCDP and other
matters, which the CEC may refer to the Rules
The Rules Committee will
consider proposed changes to these
Continuing Rules and will draft and
recommend changes to the CEC. The Rules
Committee will keep minutes and history
reflecting the reasons for rules.
Bob Bretz, Pct 3063 - firstname.lastname@example.org;
Ian Straus, Pct 4098 - email@example.com
- Article VIII, Section G, Paragraph 7 of the BCDP Continuing Rules
Ad Hoc Committees - Description and Invitation to Serve!
Ad Hoc committees are appointed by the County Chair for a specific task or objective. The current ad hoc committees are:
Please open the next three headers for descriptions of the respective ad hoc committees! If you would like to serve on one of these committees, please email the County Chair
- Leadership and Training Ad Hoc Committee
- Legislative Ad-hoc Committee
- Veterans Ad-hoc Committee
Leadership and Training Ad Hoc Committee
The Leadership and Training Committee is responsible for organizing and coordinating all leadership and training sessions for CEC members and the general public. The committee will develop a 12-month training schedule and coordinate with all Democratic Party organizations to ensure maximum training needs for precinct chairs, volunteers, elected officials, candidates, and the public at large. The goal of the committee is to ensure a large cadre of skilled leaders with exceptional training tools.
Patricia Galloway, Pct 3090 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Jackson, Pct 2072 - email@example.com
Legislative Ad Hoc Committee
The Legislative Committee will keep the CEC abreast of proposed or impending legislative issues that are important to to all citizens and in particular to Democratic Party constituents. The committee will track federal and state legislative initiatives and assist with testimony by the Democratic Party Chair or designated representatives. County or city issues will be monitored for any participation by the CEC or designated representatives.
Shane Mitchell, Pct 3174 - firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Co-Chair pending
Veterans Ad Hoc Committee
The Veterans Committee is responsible for organizing an annual Veterans Day Celebration at the Novemer CEC meeting. The committee will advocate for issues related to veterans, active and retired military service, including but not limited to legislation. The committee will work towards participating in Veteran's Day activities including educational forums and coordinating legislative testimony that benefit Veterans and their families.
Verna Blackwell Hilario, Pct 2042 - email@example.com
Henry García, firstname.lastname@example.org