John McClelland

Released: August 17, 2008

BURLINGTON, VT, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed John McClellands campaign for Texas House District 64.

John McClelland is part of the new type of grassroots leaders who are reshaping politics throughout Texas and Democracy for America is proud to endorse his campaign, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Nobody needs to tell John what grassroots, people-powered organizing is about because hes been doing it for years.

John McClelland is a newcomer to seeking public office, but no stranger to grassroots politics. He began his involvement in grassroots politics with Democracy for America. John is active in the Denton County Democratic Party where he has been involved with Project Farm Team and worked to recruit and train precinct chairs. He is currently President of the Denton County Stonewall Democrats chapter. John looks forward to bringing change to the Texas State House and providing the residents of District 64 and the state of Texas with a legislature that represents the interest of all Texans.

Democracy for America is a key endorsement in this race, bringing donations from progressives and providing volunteers to participate in door-to-door, grassroots outreach. DFA has helped elect over 550 progressives to office from Governor Deval Patrick in Massachusetts to Rep. Jerry McNerney in Californias 11th Congressional District.

"I am incredibly honored to be endorsed by Democracy for America because DFA was one of the first organizations I felt a connection with after the 2004 elections. Howard Dean was the first Democrat I voted for in a Democratic Primary," said John McClelland. Having the support of grassroots Democrats as well as the endorsement of a respected and admired national organization like DFA is crucial to victory in local races. I am very proud and humbled to receive this endorsement.

John McClelland knows we need to fully fund our public schools to ensure our children are ready to contribute to and compete in the 21st Century economy. John McClelland is a forward thinker bringing to the table solutions like implementing a truly modern mass transit system for North Texas and across the state, said Arshad Hasan, Executive Director of DFA. John McClelland wont wait to solve the health care crisis that is wreaking havoc on the lives of working men and women. He will work to bring affordable health care to all Texans.


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