Become a Democratic Candidate in Fort Bend

Interested in running for office? Running and electing candidates to local office is key to the future of the Democratic Party. If you are thinking of running or have already decided to run, we encourage you to utilize the information on this page. Below, you will see resources that describe the offices up for election as well as tools and training you can use to become a stronger candidate. Thank you for putting your community first by becoming a candidate for the Democratic Party.

Offices up for election in 2020

It's never too soon to begin thinking and organizing about the next midterm elections in 2020. Follow this link to see which offices will be up for election then. 

Necessary qualifications to run for office in Texas

Follow this link to read through the necessary qualifications to run for federal, state, and county office as a Democrat (or Republican) in the state of Texas. 

Necessary qualifications to run for local office in Texas

While municipal, school board, water and hospital district elections and more are nonpartisan, you can still click here to find information on what you need to do to run. 

Filing requirements to run for office in the Democratic Party in 2020

If you are interest in running for office in 2020 with the Fort Bend County Democratic Party, follow this link to find out what you have to do to get on the ballot. 

Project LIFT (Local Investment in the Future of Texas)

The Texas Democratic Party is sponsoring an initiative called Project LIFT that aims to help progressive activists and party leaders train and support candidates for office in the state of Texas. Follow this link if you are interested in becoming a candidate and receiving training or if you are an activist that wants to help out and make sure that our Democratic candidates receive all the support they need to win office. 

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