Fort Bend County Democratic Party: 2013 Winter Retreat

posted Feb 22, 2013, 12:40 PM by Deron Patterson   [ updated Feb 22, 2013, 12:43 PM ]

After the 2008 Presidential Election, we were all euphoric and exhausted. Many of us felt we deserved a rest. (Watch the President's Inaugural Address below)

Then, the Tea Party zealots took governorships, state legislatures and Congress in the 2010 midterm election and began to execute an agenda that weakened the labor movement, stifled women’s rights, and disenfranchised voters everywhere.

Never again!  The 2014 mid-term elections must mark the return of a Democratic majority in the US House of Representatives and the election of Progressives at every level of government.

To that end, the Fort Bend County Democratic Party is hosting its 2013 Winter Retreat.   We plan to bring together political activists, like you, who have been on the front lines fighting to re-elect President Barack Obama and other candidates who reflect our core Democratic values.

Fort Bend County Democratic Party: 2013 Winter Retreat
“Fort Bend Democrats: Building. Organizing. Expanding. Winning.”
Saturday, February 23, 2013
T.E. Harman Center (formerly Sugar Land Community Center)
9 am to 2 pm

We have a diverse and impressive group of caucus speakers who will share their best practices on how to build coalitions, organize communities, expand our base and winelections.  Our goal is to learn from the best and begin implementing strategies that will truly transform the political landscape of Fort Bend.  We need you.

Sugar Land Democrats Club Fall Educational Forum

posted Sep 18, 2012, 5:10 PM by Deron Patterson   [ updated Sep 18, 2012, 5:24 PM ]

Sugar Land Democrats Club Fall Educational Forum

Topic:         Faith / Religion and Politics

Speaker:     Dr. Harold Recinos, Professor of Church and Society, Perkins School of Theology, SMU Dallas, TX. Recently he edited Wading Through Many Voices: Toward a Theology of Public Conversation, 2011.

Recently awarded the Palmer Theological Seminary 2011 Orlando Costas Award in Preaching Ministry for his lecture on "Christ Among Strangers" a theological and evidence-based critique of the immigration restrictionist/nativist movement, and its consequences regarding intercultural/multiracial relationships.

Location:   Vietnamese Buddhist Center Banquet Hall

10002 Synott Road / Sugar Land, TX 77478 

North of West Belfort. Eldridge road becomes Synott north  of West Belfort

Date:        Saturday, October 13, 2012

Time:        6:00pm to 7:00pm - guided tours of the Buddhist Temple for those who wish to participate

                7:00pm – Dinner prepared by the Vietnamese Buddhist  Center

                7:45pm -- Program begins

                8:45pm – Candidate introductions

                9:00pm -- Program ends

 Cost:       $20/person

Sponsorship:  Platinum $500, Gold $250, Silver $100

RSVP:        Deron Patterson / 281 841 5920 /

Regressivity:   Last year the Sugar Land Tea Party brought the number one anti-Muslim bigot Pamela Geller to speak to our community to divide us.

Progressivity:  The Sugar Land Democrats Club brings to you a Christian Theologian to speak about Faith and Politics and discover ways to unite us...and we will hold this event at the Vietnamese Buddhist Center so that we can get to know our neighbors better.

Delegates to Democratic National Convention

posted Jun 27, 2012, 8:26 AM by Deron Patterson

Sugar Land residents and leaders of the Sugar Land Democrats Club were elected to represent the state of Texas as national delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. September 4-7, 2012.


Deron Patterson, Co-Chair of the Sugar Land Democrats Club, was elected by Senate

District 17 delegates. He is precinct chair of 4029 representing Sugar Mill, The Hill, and Lakeview.Patterson is a sales development manager for PPG Industries Flat Glass Division responsible for Mexico,  Texas, and Louisiana.


Benjamin Chou, Asian-American Outreach Director of the Sugar Land Democrats Club was elected by Senate District 18 delegates. He is precinct chair of 4135 representing Telfair Subdivision. He is a senior at Rice University majoring in political science, Asian studies, and energy policy. For his political work and environmental leadership at Rice, he has been nationally recognized as a Harry S. Truman Scholar.A son of Chinese immigrants, Ben spent the fall of 2011 studying abroad in China.


In addition to Deron and Ben of Sugar Land nine more Fort Bend County residents were elected to represent the state of Texas at the Democratic National Convention.


They are Susan Bankston, Don Bankston, Rene Brown, Trisha Frederick, Doretha Gill, George Gill, Kate Mitchell, Akayla Pomare, and Fort Bend County Democratic Party Chairperson Steve Brown.


On Saturday, July 21st, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. the Sugar Land Democrats Club will hold their monthly meeting at the Sugar Land Branch Library located at 550 Eldridge Road.

Democratic Attorney and Mom Announces Candidacy for State Representative District 26

posted Jun 22, 2012, 9:29 AM by Deron Patterson

Immediate Release:

Nikie Pham-Acevedo   Tel. 832-279-4523

Democratic Attorney and Mom Announces Candidacy for State Representative District 26

Fort Bend County – December 6, 2011 – Vy Nguyen proudly announced today that she is entering the race for the newly drawn State Representative District 26. Earlier this year – when Representative Charlie Howard announced his retirement – Vy, a Democratic attorney, said she planned to seek this office. And now that the interim map has been released, and the rights of Texas voters have been restored, she is more determined than ever to go to the legislature to help bring an end to the division and “cuts only” approach that typified the 2011 legislative session.

The newly court drawn district provides an opportunity for the voters of Fort Bend County, for the first time, to choose a representative that shares a common background and experience. According to the Texas Legislative Council, this is a multicultural district that includes 31.98% Anglo, 17.21% African American, 19.9% Hispanic, and 31.36% Asian. 

 “This district is the new face of Texas. We are a diverse community with a common belief in hard work, education, family, and economic success. As a small business owner and mom, I’m focused on economic security and opportunity for my community and family.”

Vy obtained her Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Houston and her law degree with Honors from TSU Thurgood Marshall School of Law.   She manages her own law firm, is a legal writing instructor and will be an adjunct professor at both the University of St. Thomas and TSU Thurgood Marshall School of Law.  Her son, Michael, is an Honor Roll student and on Student Council at Dulles Elementary School in Sugarland, Texas. 

PHOTO AVAILABILITY: Vy’s Campaign Kick-Off Event is on Sunday, December 11, 2011 from 5:30pm to 8pm at Kim Son Restaurant, 12750 Southwest Freeway, Stafford, TX 77477.   

Site is active!!!

posted Jul 10, 2011, 4:54 PM by Deron Patterson   [ updated Jun 14, 2012, 7:56 AM ]

It's official!  We have a site for the  Sugar Land Democrats Club. Look for upcoming events, pictures, and other information in the future. Thanks for visiting.

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