Dallas County Democratic President Carol Donovan will step down later this year after a replacement has been selected from among the party leaders.
Donovan led the party for six years.
In a statement, she said her mother’s death from COVID-19 this year had forced her to think about her priorities.
“After the 2020 election, I was full of energy and ready to run for re-election in 2022. However, my mother’s death from COVID-19 in January 2021 helped me focus on the finiteness of the life and the limited time we all have to cherish what is most important to us, ”she said.
The 2020 election saw the highest turnout in Dallas County history with nearly one million voters. Since 2006, the Democratic Party has had a strong grip on the state’s second largest county.
“With great staff, strong leadership (including our riding presidents and other elected officials) and the effective work we have done together, I know I am leaving the DCDP in good stead,” said Donovan.
In Texas, party leaders are elected in primary elections. However, in the event of a vacancy, the constituency presidents may elect a new leader. The vote will take place on June 2
Donovan was first appointed this way to complete the unexpired term of late President Darlene Ewing.
In a statement, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, who worked closely with Donovan to elect other Democrats and to the County Election Commission, thanked her for her service.
“Meanwhile, Democrats won seats in the Legislative Assembly, elected Nathan Johnson to the State Senate, elected Colin Allred to the United States House, and elected Democratic District Attorney John Creuzot” , did he declare. “I look forward to continuing our progress with the new president, riding presidents, staff, supporters and democratically elected elected officials.”