The Stonewall Democrats of Dallas operates under a Bylaws structure. Our Bylaws express in written form the structure and processes that we follow as an organization which are derived primarily from Roberts Rules of Order.
Stonewall Democrats of Dallas has an executive body consisting of four elected officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. These elected officers are charged with the day-to-day governance of the organization with support from standing and ad-hoc committees. The Membership may also appoint an Assistant Treasurer. The Officers are elected by direct vote of the General Membership yearly or in the event of a vacancy between elections, appointed by the President, and then ratified by a majority vote of the Executive Board. The term of office is for 1 calendar year, however any officer may be re-elected for multiple terms. The President is empowered with the day to day running of the organization and nominates each Ad-Hoc member of the Executive Board, and nominates the Chairs of all Standing and Ad-Hoc Committees. The President also serves as the Chief Communicator of the organization.
All members who are in good standing (dues current) at least 30 days prior to an Endorsement Committee meeting or
Officer election are eligible to vote on all matters which are brought before the Membership at-large.
You can contact any officer directly via e-mail by clicking on their hyperlink below.
The following Officers were duly elected by the Membership for a 1 year term. Officer Elections are held each year at the November meeting for the following calendar year.
President: Todd Hill-Jones
Vice President: Susie Hess
Secretary: Omar Jimenez
Treasurer: Jessica Öeffner
2021 Executive Board & Committee Chairs
- Membership Chair: Tenay Barker
- Volunteers Chair: Tenay Barker (interim)
- Political Affairs Chair: Josh Cogan
- Endorsements Chair: Josh Cogan
- Voter Registration Chair: Vacant
- Communications Chair: David Heflin
- Legislative Affairs Chair: Josh Cogan
- Fundraising Chair: Vonda Bailey
- Meetings Chair: Joe Cannon
- Bylaws Chair: Susie Hess
- Audit Chair: Vacant
Below are individuals who served as President of Stonewall Democrats of Dallas, and we honor each of them with President Emeritus status following their term of office. Additionally, past presidents receive a lifetime membership for their service to the organization and to the LGBTQ+ community:
Christy Kinsler: Founding President 1996, 1997, 1998
Tim McMullen-Sullivan: 1999, 2000, 2001
Shannon Bailey: 2002, 2003, 2004
Michael Moon: 2005, 2006
Jesse Garcia: 2007, 2008
Erin Moore: 2009, 2010
Omar Narvaez: 2011, 2012, 2013
Jay Narey: 2014, 2015, 2016
Lee Daugherty: 2017, 2018
Brandon J. Vance: 2019, 2020