Democracy Toolbox Clients Win Six City Council Races
Democracy Toolbox, May 15, 2023
Democracy Toolbox successfully guided six candidates to victory in the recent Dallas County municipal and school board joint elections. The victories include Dallas Councilman Tennell Atkins, Dallas Councilwoman and Mayor Pro Tem Carolyn King Arnold, Dallas Councilman Jaime Resendez, DeSoto Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Andre Byrd, and Garland Councilman Ed Moore.
Plesa becomes first Democrat in decades to win Collin County House seat
Dallas Morning News, November 9, 2022
Excerpt: “She did a lot of canvassing, and a lot of voters knew who she was,” Dallas-based Democratic consultant Jeff Dalton said. “She got a lot of pledges at the door, asking people if they would vote for her, which is a good way to win a district race like this.”
Could Dallas County voter turnout boost Democrats across Texas?
Dallas Morning News, October 23, 2022
Excerpt: Longtime Dallas County political consultant Jeff Dalton said Democrats would win countywide races again this year, but at a lower rate than in 2018, when O’Rourke ran a close race for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz. Dalton said Democrats running in Dallas County got a bump in polls after the June Supreme Court decision to strike down national abortion rights, receiving about 61% of the vote. But since then it’s settled to 57% or lower for some candidates, and the sagging economy has helped Republicans, he said.
Dallas Democrats funding Latino voter effort
Dallas Morning News, August 10, 2022
Excerpt: Democratic Party leaders and political strategists are testing an initiative they hope leads to more Dallas County Latino voters turning out for the November midterm elections. Dallas-based Democratic consultant Jeff Dalton designed the voter engagement program, which will “test campaign tactics to gain valuable insights and actionable information about how best to campaign and increase Latino voting.”
Labor Breakfast: Biggest and Best
Dallas AFL-CIO Council, September 3, 2019
Excerpt: Special honorees were Madeleine Howard of TWU 556, Jeanne Schulze of AFGE 1003, consultant Jeff Dalton, and Gerardo Contreras of UAW 848.
Texas Tribune, October 11, 2018
Excerpt: Jeff Dalton, head of the Dallas County Democratic Coordinated Campaign, said the 114th was drawn in 2010 to make it a safe Republican district, but he thinks energy on the Democratic side can overcome that disadvantage. "I would say the biggest single factor that’s making 114 competitive this cycle is the fact that Donald Trump won,” Dalton said. "What I would call casual Democrats, who vote in presidential years and normally skip midterm years, are more engaged and more plugged in this cycle than I’ve even seen them in my career.”
No mystery, but plenty of intrigue, in John Creuzot's campaign for Dallas County DA
Dallas Morning News, February 15, 2017
Excerpt: "I put up his website and Facebook page on Super Bowl Sunday and within hours, six journalists called and one rang his door bell," said campaign consultant Jeff Dalton.
Farmers Branch's first Hispanic council member got out the hard-to-motivate Latino vote
Dallas Morning News, June 5, 2011
Excerpt: Ana Reyes, 39, credits her mother for demanding she attend council sessions in 2006. But she told The Dallas Morning News that political consultant Jeff Dalton and his firm Democracy Toolbox propelled success forward. “The Hispanic component of the vote has always been the brick wall,” said Dalton, who works exclusively for Democrats or in nonpartisan municipal elections. In fact, in the 2012 presidential race, Hispanics punched way below their weight with a turnout of only 48 percent. The top-performing group, black voters, participated at a 66 percent rate, according to newly released U.S. Census Bureau data. The political strategist said he methodically plotted data on the likelihood of a Reyes vote on a scale of 1 to 5 through canvassing. At one point, Dalton’s data showed Reyes in a dead heat with her opponent, William Capener, a print shop manager with ties to the local tea party. Canvassing intensified. Ana Reyes walked the entire District 1 three times, including on election day. Others followed in her steps until the nearly 1,800 voters in the district had received about a dozen visits.