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and incumbent Mike Dupree running for re-elec-
tion as constable in Precinct 5.
The other 10 Stonewall members on the ballot
are state Representative Rafael Anchia, running
for re-election for House District 103; Katy
Hubener running for House District 106; Carlos
Cortez, running for district judge in the 44th Civil
Court; Emily Tobolowsky, running for district
judge in the 298th Civil Court; Carter Thompson,
running for district judge in the 5th Criminal
District Court; Larry Jarrett, running for criminal
district attorney; Teresa Tolle, running for judge
in County Criminal Court No. 4; Alan Barr, run-
ning for judge in County Criminal Court No. 6;
Peggy Hoffman, running for judge in County
Criminal Court No. 9; and Scott Chase, running
for Dallas County Commissioners Court in
Moon said he was particularly pleased to see
so many Democrats running for judicial seats,
especially those that are Stonewall members,
because he believes them on the bench would
better, more fair treatment for GLBT individuals
in the courts.
Stonewall Democrats holds its candidate
screening session on Saturday and Sunday, from
noon to 6 p.m. After the screenings close on
Sunday, Stonewall members will vote on
endorsements for the primary.
"We are giving each candidate 10 minutes. We
have 64 slots, and they are almost already all
filled," Moon said on Tuesday. "These are candi-
dates requesting to speak with us. They are actu-
ally coming to our community and asking for our
endorsement and our support, and they are will-
ing to work to get it."
The organization's decision to endorse Dallas
City Council District 2 candidate - and eventual
winner - Pauline Medrano, who is not gay, over
transgender lesbian candidate Monica Greene
created controversy within the GLBT communi-
ty. But Moon defended the organization's
Although individuals can renew lapsed mem-
berships the day of the screenings, Moon said the
process is designed to virtually eliminate the pos-
sibility of "stacking" the meetings in favor of a
"You have to be there to hear every candidate
in a particular race or you cannot vote on the
endorsement in that race," Moon said. "It
requires folks to put in a lot of time and effort.
And as far as who we do endorse, there are no
behind-the-scenes machinations going on. There
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are no predetermined
Moon said that usu-
ally between 20 and
30 Stonewall mem-
bers show up to par-
ticipate in the screen-
ing sessions and
endorsement vote, but
"there may be as
many as 50" who
attend this weekend's
"It comes down to some very difficult deci-
sions sometimes. The race in District 108
[between Borden and Malin] could be one of
those hard decisions this time," Moon said.
"It all comes down to who is the most qualified
in the minds of those who attend the screening
and endorsement meetings."
Moon also said that Stonewall would not auto-
matically endorse a GLBT candidate over a non-
gay candidate, as the District 2 Council race
"You have to look at the issues and the candi-
dates' experience. We went with the candidate we
felt had the most experience," Moon said.
He added, "Our community cannot win with
just the GLBT vote. We have to work in coalition
with other, like-minded groups. We have to make
our endorsements based on what is best for our
community, but we have to recognize the needs
and issues of other groups, too."
Candidates screening with Stonewall are asked
to fill out written questionnaires. This year, Moon
said, the candidates will be asked how they voted
on Proposition 2, the anti-gay-marriage amend-
ment that Texas voters passed by a 3-to-l margin
"We have heard from some candidates already
who said they voted for it. When that comes up,
you listen to them, and you're polite. But I seri-
ously doubt any candidate who voted for
Proposition 2 will get our endorsement," he said.
"And I am sure that the vast majority who will
ask for our endorsement voted against the
Moon said the screenings are open to anyone
who wants to attend, but only Stonewall mem-
bers whose dues are paid will be allowed to vote
on endorsements. "We also ask that only
Stonewall members ask questions of the candi-
dates during the screenings," he said.
At present, Moon said, there are 300 Stonewall
members. New memberships and renewed mem-
berships will be accepted up until 30 minutes
before screening sessions begin on Saturday.
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