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2018 Democratic Nominee for Unexpired Term Jefferson County Constable Precinct #1

Any Democrat who is interested in being the Democratic Nominee for Jefferson County Constable Precinct #1, please hand-deliver your resume to Chairman Cade Bernsen, at The Bernsen Law Firm 420 N M L King Jr Pkwy, Beaumont, TX 77701. Your resume must be received by 4pm on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.


If you have any questions, please the Jefferson County Democratic Party office at 409 212-3366.

You can find the qualifications of the office of Constable at this link:

The Election Precincts in Jefferson County Constable Precinct #1 are:


Candidate Filing

Last Day to file as a candidate in the 2018 Democratic Primary Election is Monday,  December 11, 2017 at 6:00pm.

Please file application at the following location:

Jefferson County Democratic Party Headquarters

2211 Calder Avenue Beaumont Texas

Jefferson County Democrats announce initiative to locate evacuees

BEAUMONT, Texas — The Jefferson County Democratic Party hosted a press conference Monday, Sept 18, at the Jefferson County Sub-Courthouse, 525 Lakeshore Dr. in Port Arthur, to announce an initiative to locate Southeast Texans who were evacuated in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

The press conference was hosted by Jefferson County Democratic Party chairman, Cade Bernsen and Michael Sinegal, Commissioner Precinct 3.

The local Democratic Party is creating a platform to help locate Jefferson County evacuees. People will be able to access the form at Jefferson County Evacuee Check In, or at

In the aftermath of the flooding by Harvey, many Jefferson County residents were saved from rising waters and taken to shelters. These people were taken from local shelters and sent around the state. Which raises important questions: How many people were taken? Where did they go? Who is keeping track of them? And how do we get them back home and put them in safe housing?

Bernsen said that approximately 3,000 to 4,000 people were flown out on military planes, and many more went out on buses. “The numbers are jaw dropping,” he said.

Five years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, an estimated 100,000 people had still not returned to the city. Many never did return. This initiative is aimed at not letting the same thing happen in Jefferson County.

The platform offers evacuees a place to check in. Information gathered will be used for the sole purpose of assisting county and city officials with the development of plans to return Jefferson County citizens to their home.

“We have to be committed to fighting for the life of our community,” Bernsen said.

Jefferson Co. Evacuee Click Here

Governor Greg Abbott, must call a special session to release the Rainy-Day Fund for Texas gulf coast communities in wake of Hurricane Harvey

BEAUMONT, Texas (Sept. 14, 2017) — Governor Abbott recently announced that there would be no need to call a special session and tap into our state’s Rainy-Day Fund for this disaster.  He is wrong.  Abbott went on record saying that he would not call a special session to tap into the Rainy-Day Fund to help with housing, rebuilding infrastructure, and returning families to Southeast Texas.

Our first responders and civil servants have acted bravely.  Volunteers have come to our aid from across the state and country.  Now it is time for our Governor and Texas Legislature to get in the game.  Time is of the essence.  The Legislature is not set to meet until January 2019.  Inaction and indecision is not acceptable.  Governor Abbott and the Legislature have a moral and humanitarian duty to protect and rebuild the gulf coast community.  That is exactly the purpose of the Rainy-Day Fund.

The Rainy-Day Fund is generated by oil and gas revenues from production.  The Texas gulf coast refines much of our nation’s energy.   Indeed, the Southeast Texas community powers our nation’s economy.  Now it is time to rebuild that community.

Governor Abbott, in our moment of crisis, when it rains and it floods, call a special session and help us. It’s the right thing to do.