Thank you to the members of the State & Local/Education Action Group for meeting, researching candidates, and putting together this helpful information (Laurie Jay did not write this blog, only posted it on their behalf).

10 TO WIN!

Local election winners are not just area winners of small-town political contests … instead, these winners show us where our country is headed. November 2016 was an ugly wake-up call for many of us. Local elections are where we need to start if we want to make a change. That’s why we’re all part of NTAG.

As a start, our NTAG subgroup, State & Local Elections, has compiled a list of candidates to support. We’ve also put together a plan to take back our cities called 10 TO WIN!

10 TO WIN! The best way to make a difference is to get voters out to VOTE for candidates who best represent us.

YOU can help! Find 10 voters you can persuade to go to the polls …

Talk to friends, family, business owners you know, church members, etc., 10 people you know and feel comfortable talking to.

Local elections sometimes have only THREE TO FIVE PERCENT of potential voters show up at the polls. Don’t assume your friends are voting!

How this works:

1) Compile a list of 10 people you commit to contact.

2) Beginning April 24th, check in daily with your contacts to see if they have already voted.




Whatever works for you

Try funny little notes that will encourage voting (“Don’t worry, I’m not trying to sell you essential oils or leggings; I’m just reminding you to vote.” Or:  “It’s your daily honey-do call … VOTE!” Or “Finally a four-letter word you can be proud of … VOTE!”)

3) Each day, your contact list will get smaller and smaller (hopefully) so you only have to make a couple of contacts when voting day finally arrives.

Below is the list of candidates that our State & Local NTAG group supports as progressive (or in a few cases, supports JUST to keep a worse candidate from winning).

WARNING:  local elections are nonpartisan, and, sadly, in our conservative county, calling someone a progressive could be harmful. Unless you have permission from the candidate or s/he is self-advertising as such, please do not state a candidate is a progressive; instead, research his/her views and tell your friends/family/business contacts WHY you are voting.

NTAG friends and fighters, we can do this to make a difference! Challenge yourselves with 10 TO WIN!


 Allen City Council Place 2

Tabassum Ahmad 



Collin County Board of Trustees, Place 3

Dr. Stacey Donald

Collin County Board of Trustees, Place 2 (incumbent)

Nancy Wurzman 



Dallas City Council, Place 12

Sandy Greyson



 Frisco City Council, Place 5

Chris King

Frisco City Council, Place 6

K.D. Warach 

Frisco ISD Board of Trustees, Place 4

Asanga Jayatilaka



 McKinney Mayor

George Fuller (not known as a progressive but considered best option)

 McKinney City Council, District 1

La’Shadion Shemwell 

McKinney City Council, District 3

Margaret Harsch

Gavin Nicholson (progressive but has neither the experience nor education of Ms. Harsch, so not our recommendation)

McKinney City Council, At-Large

Charlie Phillips

McKinney ISD, Place 2

Kenneth Ussery (not known as a progressive but considered best option)

McKinney ISD, Place 7 

Curtis Rippee (not known as a progressive but considered best option)



 Melissa ISD Board of Trustees, Place 1

Melissa City Council (special election), Place 5

H.R. (Heather) Martin



 Murphy Mayor

David Brandon

Murphy City Council, Place 3

Elizabeth Abraham



Plano City Mayor

Harry LaRosiliere 

Plano City Council Place 2

Ann Bacchus

Plano City Council Place 4

Kayci Prince 

Plano City Council Place 8

Stirling Morris

Plano ISD School Board, Place 1

Carissa Picard

 Plano School Board, Place 2

Sreedhar Yedavalli

 Plano School Board, Place 3

Nancy Humphrey

 Plano School Board, Place 6

Trish Patterson



Richardson City Council Place 4

Cory Montfort