Dallas County Elections: 24 Hours to Midterm Decisions (updated with fantasy picks)

So I have no idea who I’m voting for. Thanks, Obama. I intentionally haven’t paid attention to the scene. This year, I’m not voting hard-line anything. I’m not sure what method I’ll use to cast my vote, but I feel it will have some tinge of absurdity. I know what I do want and what I don’t want locally. I don’t want a Ferguson police chief or corrupt judges who railroad kids for bribes. I do want cheaper trash and water fees from the city and maybe a rep with a few more ideas for Fair Park’s re-haul. As a resident of Texas for 4 years, I think its fair for me to dissect the candidates and express my opinion in an attempt to sway you. So I’m going to dive into their backgrounds and do the needed to see which one of these guys has a ranch called Niggerhead so you don’t have to. Hopefully I can get enough information in 24 hours. I know, its procrastinating, but I didn’t want to have a month to think about this shit, lest I want to get involved. And I’m not that Texan yet.

So see you in 24 hours. Bring a notepad. And remember, some states say you can stay home to vote on Tuesday, so clear that shit with your employer now. Exercise your civil liberty; do the most common freedom and vote.

update: Here’s how I’ll be casting in a few hours. I’m going Fantasy Draft Style here. If you were to pick the winners, how would you go. I’m starting with Wendy Davis in the first round and David Alameel in the second. By the time I get to my flex, I’m thinking go for big points so I’m running with the underdog Chandrakantha Courtney. She might be an unknown, but I bet she can put up great numbers in a rotisserie league. I have Craig Watkins running the defense. Guaranteed to get a few penalties, but he’s got that big game play-ability. Great for delivering a good 12 every Sunday with a few sacks and interceptions. Sure a loss to John Conryn hurts our chances for a blowout, but I think the city of Dallas leans hard left and the following picks reflect what I expect the final tally to look like. If you want to play here’s the scorecard

US Senator – 5 points for a win, +2 for a win by more than 20%, +1 point for a win by more than 10%

US State Rep (Picks from Your Home District) – 3 points for a win, +2 for a win by more than 20%, +1 point for a win by more than 10%

State Governor – 4 points for a win, +2 for a win by more than 20%, +1 point for a win by more than 10%

LT. Governor – 1 point for a win, +2 for a win by more than 20%, +1 point for a win by more than 10%

Atty. General – 1 point for a win, +2 for a win by more than 20%, +1 point for a win by more than 10%

Comptroller of Public Accounts – 1 point for a win, +2 for a win by more than 20%, +1 point for a win by more than 10%

Comm. of the General Land Office – 1 point for a win, +2 for a win by more than 20%, +1 point for a win by more than 10%

Comm. of Agriculture – 1 point for a win, +2 for a win by more than 20%, +1 point for a win by more than 10%

Railroad Commissioner – 1 point for a win, +2 for a win by more than 20%, +1 point for a win by more than 10%

Chief Justice – 1 point for a win, +2 for a win by more than 20%, +1 point for a win by more than 10%

P6 and P7 – 1 point for a win, +2 for a win by more than 20%, +1 point for a win by more than 10%

Court of Appeals Judge – 1 point for a win, +2 for a win by more than 20%, +1 point for a win by more than 10%

P3, P4, and P9 – 1 point for a win, +2 for a win by more than 20%, +1 point for a win by more than 10%

SBOE (Picks from Your Home District) – 1 point for a win, +2 for a win by more than 20%, +1 point for a win by more than 10%

State Senate (Picks from Your Home District) – 1 point for a win, +2 for a win by more than 20%, +1 point for a win by more than 10%

State Representative (Picks from Your Home District) – 1 point for a win, +2 for a win by more than 20%, +1 point for a win by more than 10%

Judicial District Judge (Picks from Your Homes District) – 1 point for a win, +2 for a win by more than 20%, +1 point for a win by more than 10%

Criminal District Attorney – 3 points for a win, +2 for a win by more than 20%, +1 point for a win by more than 10%

County Court Judge – 1 point for a win, +2 for a win by more than 20%, +1 point for a win by more than 10% (2 races)

County Criminal Court Judge – 1 point for a win, +2 for a win by more than 20%, +1 point for a win by more than 10%

District Clerk – 1 point for a win, +2 for a win by more than 20%, +1 point for a win by more than 10%

County Clerk – 1 point for a win, +2 for a win by more than 20%, +1 point for a win by more than 10%

County Treasurer – 1 point for a win, +2 for a win by more than 20%, +1 point for a win by more than 10%

Justice of the Peace – 1 point for a win, +2 for a win by more than 20%, +1 point for a win by more than 10% (3 races?)

Propositions 1 State Ballot

1 point for a win, +2 for a win by more than 20%, +1 point for a win by more than 10%

Propositions 1-9 City Ballots

1 point for a win, +2 for a win by more than 20%, +1 point for a win by more than 10%


My Picks for this years elections are: 

US Senator –

David M. Alameel  alameelforsenate.com

US Congress –  District 30

Eric Williams ericwilliamsforcongress.com

State Governor –

Wendy Davis wendydavistexas.com

Lieutenant Governor –

Chandrakantha Courtney

State of Texas Attorney General –

Jamie Balagia http://www.420dudefortxag.org

Comptroller of Public Accounts –

Ben Sanders vote4sanders.com

Commissioner of the General Land Office –

Valerie Alessi

Commisioner of Agriculture –

David “Rocky” Palmquist

Railroad Commissioner –

Steve Brown

Chief Justice, Supreme Court –

William Moody

Place 6 –

Lawrence Meyers

Place 7 –

Don Fulton

Place 8 –

Jim Chisholm

Appeals Judge –

Place 3 –

John Granberg

Place 4 –

Quanah Parker

Place 9 –

William Bryan Strange

SBOE –

District 12

Lois Parrott

District 13

Junart Sodoy

State Senator –

District 8

Scott Jameson

District 23

Royce West

State Representative –

Brian Chapman

District Judges –

Hardline Democrat for all Districts

Criminal District Attorney –

Craig Watkins

County Judge –

Clay Jenkins

County Court At Law Judge –

Hardline Democrat

County Criminal Court Judge –

Lisa Green

District Clerk –

Stan Tungate

County Clerk –

John F. Warren

County Treasurer –

Pauline Medrano

Justice of the Peace –

Precinct 4,

Place 1-

Esparanza Garcia-Weller

Place 2-

Katy Hubener

Ballot Props

State Prop 1- earmark road and transit funds at the start of the year not to include toll roads/private equity

Yes

City of Dallas

Prop 1 – Do bonds have to be itemized and list the amount of bond issuance authorization

Yes

Prop 2 –  Allow Board members to allow self interest at 10% on deals with public contracts

No

Prop 3 – Make changes on the Thoroughfare Plan without proper notice to neighbors

No

Prop 4 – Update the definitions of discrimination to include more minority groups and subcultures

Yes

Prop 5 – Require the city council to set the budget for the auditor, instead of the city manager

Yes

Prop 6 – Redistricting Regulations implementation and elections

Yes

Prop 7 – Municipal Judges Must Resign When Running for Other Offices

Yes

Prop 8 – Increasing Compensation for Mayor and CouncilMembers

No

Prop 9 – Update language on state and city law, up to and including correcting spelling

Yes



I’ll be out and about doing my civic duty, but i’ll be sure to tally up my scorecard as soon as the results are in. copy and past the sections above and fill in your names if you’re playing. may the best player win.

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