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Saturday, September 23 • 3:05pm - 4:05pm
The Democratic Playbook

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If there’s any chance at all of turning Texas blue in 2018, or of taking back the U.S. House or Senate, you have to start with a plan

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Patrick Svitek (mod.)

Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Svitek covers politics for the Tribune. Previously, he worked for the Houston Chronicle’s Austin bureau and interned at The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, Huffington Post Politics and the Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Svitek is a graduate of Northwestern University’s... Read More →

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Wendy Davis

Former State Senator and Founder of Deeds Not Words
Davis lost in the 2014 general election to current Gov. Greg Abbott. In 2016, she founded Deeds Not Words, an online engagement initiative focused on women’s rights. Previously, Davis served in the Texas Senate for six years, representing parts of Fort Worth, and on the Fort Worth... Read More →
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Gilberto Hinojosa

Chairman of the Texas Democratic Party
Hinojosa was first elected chairman of the Texas Democratic Party in 2012. Previously, he served as chairman of the Cameron County Democratic Party after serving 12 years as county judge. Hinojosa has also served as Justice of the 13th District Court of Appeals, a state district judge... Read More →
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Jess O’Connell

CEO of the Democratic National Committee
O’Connell was named CEO of the DNC in May 2017 and oversees the Committee’s day-to-day operations and political strategy. Previously, she served as executive director of EMILY’s List and as director of operations for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. O’Connell... Read More →
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Chris Turner

State Representative
Turner, D-Grand Prairie, has represented House District 101 since 2013. He also served as the district’s representative from 2009 to 2011. He sits on the House Higher Education, Insurance and General Investigating & Ethics committees, as well as the Select Committee on State & Federal... Read More →

Saturday September 23, 2017 3:05pm - 4:05pm CDT
Rainey Hall, Jessen Auditorium