Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Texas Blue Interviews Denton Democratic Party Chair

The Texas Blue's Grace Stevens has an interview this week with Denton Democratic Party Chairman Neil Durrance. Mr. Durrance was chosen in a special election in March of this year after the previous chairman, Dr. John Gossett, resigned due to health reasons.

[The Texas Blue]: What would you say are the primary issues concerning Denton County?

[Durrance]: The primary issue for Denton County is having an open and honest government. It has to become open with the people and become responsive to the needs of the community.

Other issues for the area are going to be important for many years, like health care for our citizens. Personal and professional responsibilities of elected officials are also growing issues.

[The Texas Blue]: What are you looking forward to in the coming cycle?

[Durrance]: A Democratic victory on a national level, a Congressional level, and locally. We currently have the best crop of candidates than we have in a long time, from the White House to state House to local seats, and we’re going to continue to have qualified candidates for years to come.

It is important to support good candidates that hold Democratic values like open government and personal integrity. This has been lacking for many years from all levels of government.

The Democratic message is beginning to resonate with voters all across the state. With issues and demographics favoring the Democrats, there are signs that the GOP's hold on Texas may not be as strong as it once was. That's reason enough for optimism, even in an area like Denton County.

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