Urgent Follow-Up: We have a very important municipal election coming up on May 4, 2024, for MANY school board seats throughout Dallas County, including in Carrollton-Farmers Branch, Coppell, Cedar Hill, Dallas, DeSoto, Duncanville, Grand Prairie, Irving, and Mesquite, and several city council seats. In addition, several city council seats are up in Addison, Balch Springs, Carrollton, Coppell, Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Garland, Grand Prairie, Irving, and Sachse. Tired of what they are teaching or not teaching our children in our public schools? GET INVOLVED. Tired of your tax dollars being wasted on woke programs? GET INVOLVED. Let’s make sure we have Republicans running in every single race.
And it was a landslide. Saturday night, conservative candidate Jonathan Reaves won his runoff against Democrat Kellie McKee 56.48% to 43.52%, turning a seat on the Rowlett City Council that was blue to red! We could not be prouder of Reaves. In a crowded field, Reaves came in second in the special election on November 7th. But that put him into a runoff in a head-to-head race with McKee.
The Dallas County Republican Party weighed in heavily on the Rowlett special election, utilizing a strong messaging campaign to get voters out for Reaves. The DCRP used its newly developed data to message conservatives throughout Rowlett, letting them know about the runoff and reminding them to get out and vote for Reaves. He did an excellent job of communicating his conservative values to those who shared them and inspired his fellow voters to get to the polls! There are no such things as non-partisan elections.
And kudos to Rockwall County Republican Party and Rockwall YRs who energized the two precincts of Rowlett located in Rockwall County. They organized block walkers and poll greeters and Jonathan Reaves prevailed by 60% there!
This is a splendid example of how we can use the voter data we have developed to help a strong candidate get their message out and get out the vote. This is the second time we have used our data to assist a conservative in a runoff, and both candidates were victorious. The first race was Sarah Weinberg’s runoff for the DISD Board. In Reaves’ race, we further enhanced the data and amplified its value by coupling it with our new messaging platform and its advanced analytics features that Bill Anderton has built for the Party. Thank you, Bill!
As late as yesterday and across the seven-week cycle of the Special Election and the Runoff Election, the DCRP sent six messaging e-campaigns spanning over 39,000 texts and 11,000 e-mails reminding Rowlett voters to get to the polls and encouraging them to vote for Reaves.
It looks like they did just that.
Jennifer Stoddard Hajdu
Dallas County Republican Party
Update From Jonathan Reaves
"I am honored and humbled to have been elected to the Rowlett City Council in the December 9, 2023 Special Runoff Election. As Rowlett is the most eastern portion of Dallas County, having our Dallas County Republican Party support was vital to winning this election. I would like to personally thank Jennifer Stoddard Hajdu and Susan Fountain for their advice, insight, and most importantly their tireless efforts. I could not have done it without their support.
Elections at the local, state, and federal level have momentous impact on our lives. As the Democrats eye Texas as a prize they think they can turn blue, and thus the country, it is imperative for our party to continue to fight the battle and stand for conservative Republican values on elections at every level of government. If we only pay attention to state or federal elections, we will dissolve from within. We can no longer look over the fence at the “big” races and ignore our own backyard. Instead, we must band together, arm in arm, and not only hold the line- but push forward together. The current leadership of the Dallas County Republican Party understands the stakes. They are all in.
As conservatives we are by nature free, independent thinkers and do not fall to groupthink. This is our blessing and our curse. Because we are independent thinkers, I see we often fight amongst ourselves because of small disagreements. This infighting results in cannibalizing our own energy, votes, and elections. Our adversary only spends energy on fighting the ideals we hold dear, such as individual liberty, freedom of thought and speech, etc. It is time we unite and move forward together and, again, I thank Jennifer Stoddard Hajdu and Susan Fountain for understanding this big picture and doing the work to prove it.
Victory in Dallas County is no small feat. However, as we work together, we will build a legacy of winning. "