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:
The Early Voting Ballot Board will meet one final time on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., Jefferson County Courthouse to review the provisional ballots and any late ballots.
For information please call the County Clerk office at 409-835-8475.
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
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 jeffersondemocrats.com.
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.
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.
Democrats are committed to curbing the effects of climate change, protecting America’s natural resources, and ensuring the quality of our air, water, and land for future generations. From investing in clean energy to protecting our ecosystems, Democrats are working to address our biggest environmental challenges, paving the way to a more sustainable America.
Climate change is an urgent threat and a defining challenge of our time. Fifteen of the 16 hottest years on record have occurred this century. While Donald Trump has called climate change a “hoax,” 2016 is on track to break global temperature records once more. Cities from Miami to Baltimore are already threatened by rising seas. California and the West have suffered years of brutal drought. Alaska has been scorched by wildfire. New York has been battered by superstorms, and Texas swamped by flash floods. The best science tells us that without ambitious, immediate action across our economy to cut carbon pollution and other greenhouse gases, all of these impacts will be far worse in the future. We cannot leave our children a planet that has been profoundly damaged.
Building a Clean Energy Economy
We are committed to getting 50 percent of our electricity from clean energy sources within a decade, with half a billion solar panels installed within four years and enough renewable energy to power every home in the country. We will cut energy waste in American homes, schools, hospitals, and offices through energy efficient improvements; modernize our electric grid; and make American manufacturing the cleanest and most efficient in the world. These efforts will create millions of new jobs and save families and businesses money on their monthly energy bills.
Protecting Our Public Lands and Waters
Democrats believe in the conservation and collaborative stewardship of our shared natural heritage: the public lands and waterways, the oceans, Everglades, Great Lakes, the Arctic, and all that makes America’s great outdoors priceless. As a nation, we need policies and investments that will keep America’s public lands public, strengthen protections for our natural and cultural resources, increase access to parks and public lands for all Americans, protect native species and wildlife, and harness the immense economic and social potential of our public lands and waters.
Securing Environmental and Climate Justice
Democrats believe clean air and clean water are basic rights of all Americans. Yet as we saw in Flint, Michigan, low-income communities and communities of color are disproportionately home to environmental justice “hot spots,” where air pollution, water pollution, and toxic hazards like lead increase health and economic hardship. (Source DNC platform)
Join our mission to protect our environment and create a clean energy economy for our future generations, your children and grandchildren. Please get involved in this historic election.
The Democratic Party has always advocated for women rights and promoted opportunities for women. In Jefferson County, we are proud to support “the most qualified person ever to run for President, Hillary Clinton” and locally, we are proud to support the most qualified person for County Sheriff, Zena Stephens, who is the only candidate who has been in charge of a law enforcement agency. Both are strong and accomplished women.
As you can see below, The Democratic Party stands head and shoulders above the Republicans on women’s rights and opportunities. Please help us elect our first woman President and the first African American woman sheriff in the state of Texas.