Travis County Democratic Party Chair
✅LEFT UP TO US ENDORSES Dyana Limon-Mercado (D-TX)
A native Austinite and the first of her family to graduate from college, Limon-Mercado is currently the Deputy Executive Director for Planned Parenthood Texas Votes (PPTV), the political and advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood. There she oversees statewide advocacy, electoral campaigns, and fundraising. Her experience in politics started with an unpaid internship in the Texas Legislature, where she was promoted to a full-time paid position working on legislative communications and criminal justice reform. She’s worked with the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities, and the Texas Medical Association. At Annie's List, she was an organizer for Texas State Rep. Diana Maldonado’s campaign in Williamson County. Before joining PPTV, Dyana served as the Statewide Public Affairs Coordinator for Texas's eight Planned Parenthood affiliates, where her responsibilities included coordinating statewide public policy, community organizing, and communications efforts. Limon-Mercado has emphasized the need for the Travis County Democratic Party to restore “small d democracy” and to increase small-dollar sustaining donorship by bringing new people into the party. Her platform can be seen here. She is also endorsed by the Austin Chronicle; her full list of supporters can be seen here.
anne Wynne (D-TX)
Wynne got her start volunteering for Ann Richards for County Commissioner, which carried over into Richards’s race for State Treasurer and eventually led Wynne to serve as one of the Ann Richards for Governor campaign attorneys. She is currently an attorney at her firm, Ikard Wynne LLP and is the Austin Chamber of Commerce’s Vice Chair on Transportation. Wynne was the first woman to chair the Texas State General Services Commission and the first female member of the Texas Transportation Commission. In 2004, Wynne founded Atticus Circle, a straight-gay ally organization. She has touted her inactivity during the 2016 primary as advantageous to the county party, claiming that it will help her bridge divides, and she has emphasized her strong professional network as a fundraising resource for the party. Her platform can be seen here. Her list of supporters can be seen here.