AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement welcoming the new Tarrant County Democratic Party Chair:
“I congratulate Dr. Allison Campolo on winning election over the weekend as the new Tarrant County Democratic Party Chair. As not only a scientist and infectious disease expert, but also a longtime activist with deep Tarrant County roots, Dr. Campolo is an excellent choice to lead this important county party forward. I also thank outgoing party chair Deborah Peoples for her tireless service and leadership these past seven years. She undoubtedly leaves big shoes to fill, and Dr. Campolo is already taking up the mantle with dedication, vision, and the strong leadership Tarrant County needs.
“Over the past decade, the Tarrant County Democratic Party has achieved massive progress for both Tarrant County and our Democratic movement across Texas. Thanks to the hard work of this county party, Tarrant County went blue in the 2020 presidential election for the first time since the election of President Lyndon B. Johnson. In the most recent local elections, Democrats won a majority on the Fort Worth City Council. Democrats in the Fort Worth area and beyond are gaining major momentum, and continuing to fight for a better future for every Texan. I look forward to working with Dr. Campolo to build on this strong foundation, and to seeing the progress this party creates for folks across Tarrant County.”