Kingwood Area Democrats


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President - Ellie Porras

Vice President - Jane Leckey

Secretary - Hilary Kamplain

Treasurer - Jack Alexander

Parliamentarian -

                  Lauren Summerville

February 3 @ 7 p.m.

KAD meets on the first Wednesday of every month. We are using Zoom until further notice. 


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VDVR certification must be renewed for 2021-2022. Visit the Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector website to see the current training schedule and information about becoming a VDVR. KAD will also arrange a group training session. Date to be announced.

February 10 @ 7 p.m.

The KAD Book Club will meet again on Feb. 10 to discuss a second segment of Barack Obama's new book, A Promised Land, chapters 11 through 19.

New members are welcome.

For more information or to sign up, please email us here.  We are using the Zoom app for meetings until further notice.


by Jane Leckey, KAD VP

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Kingwood Area Democrats
P.O. Box 6177
Kingwood, TX  77325-6177

The Capitol Takeover That Wasn’t

In 1861, a pro-Southern mob wanted to block the tallying of electoral votes for Lincoln. So did some congressmen.

From the New York Times, Opinion Section, January 8, 2021

By Ted Widmer

Dr. Widmer, who worked as a speechwriter in the Clinton White House, has long been a student of the Civil War period.

In the confusion that followed Wednesday’s desecration of the Capitol, it was widely reported that the last time the building was stormed was in 1814. That overlooked a desperate day in 1861, nearly as lethal to democracy. On Feb. 13, a mob gathered outside the Capitol and tried to force its way in to disrupt the counting of the electoral certificates that would confirm Abraham Lincoln’s election three months earlier.

Continued in the New York Times.

A view of Lincoln’s inauguration in 1861, when a replacement dome for the Capitol was under construction.

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez (right), running for re-election as Harris County Sheriff, with KAD member Ken Aucoin

Jay Stittleburg (right), candidate for State Senator, District 4, with Tony Morales of KAD.

Big Tent Event a Success

Saturday morning, Sept. 19, was a cool, sunny day, perfect for KAD's Big Tent Event. Democrats from across Kingwood and the surrounding area came to pick up candidate signs and other political swag. Adding to the morning's fun was having several candidates join us to answer questions and chat with voters.

Area Democrats were happy to take away lawn signs and other campaign materials. KAD board members Ellie Porras, Robin Pearce, and Jack Alexander helped each person find the items to match their needs. 

Kathy Cheng, candidate for Justice, Texas Supreme Court, Place 6

Judge Julia Maldonado (right), standing for re-election to District Court, with KAD board member Elizabeth Stern. 

Judge Veronica Rivas-Molloy (center) candidate for Justice, First Court of Appeals, with KAD members Kevin and Katrin McManis.

Left to right: Eartha Johnson, mother of Te'iva Bell, candidate for judge, Criminal District Court; Paula Miller; Clarence Miller, 2022 candidate for County Commissioner, Precinct 4; and Jeff McGowen, candidate for Harris County Constable, Precinct 4.