The Travis County Democratic Party HQ is located at 1311 B E 6th St. You may also reach us by phone at (512) 472-8683, or by email at info@TravisCountyDemocraticParty.org

Elected:

Vincent Harding, Chairman

Vincent headshotVincent Harding is a community servant who is passionate about improving the lives of others. He is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law and is a local attorney in Travis County. Vincent was born in Houston and became the first member of his family to graduate from college when he graduated from the University of Houston. Upon moving to Travis County for law school, Vincent immediately got involved in serving the homeless community and volunteered with ‘Feed My People’ and with Mobile Loaves and Fishes.

This inspired Vincent to increase his political involvement because Democrats have championed the cause for the least of these, those who have been forgotten, and fought against inequality. Vincent immediately got involved in democratic politics by volunteering on several campaigns on the local, state, and national levels and has phone banked, block walked, entered data, organized, donated, and registered voters. He is a Sustaining Member of the Travis County Democratic Party and the Texas Democratic Party.

During the 82nd Legislative Session, Vincent had the privilege of interning for Senator Kirk Watson. During his time in law school, Vincent interned for the Travis County Juvenile Public Defender’s Office, studied at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and participated in a legislative lawyering clinic where he had the opportunity to draft bill amendments that were offered on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives.

During the 2012 campaign, Vincent volunteered with the coordinated campaign, Obama For America, and coordinated the Black Austin Democrats 2012 Election Outreach Campaign. He also had the honor of serving as a 2012 National Delegate to the Democratic National Convention and traveled to the White House for a working meeting on the fiscal cliff.

Vincent is married to his law school sweetheart, Meagan, who has also worked for Democratic State Representatives in the Texas Legislature and is an attorney in town. Vincent has been a volunteer for the African American Mens and Boys Harvest Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters. When Ann Richards was elected Governor of Texas, a significant portion of her victory came from Travis County. When Texas elects another Democratic Governor of Texas, I know Travis County will help lead the way!

Vincent@TravisCountyDemocrats.org

Staff:

Carisa Lopez, Coordinated Campaign Manager
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Carisa Lopez grew up in Garland, TX and moved to Austin in 2010 to attend the University of Texas. She graduated in 2013 with a B.A. in Government.

Carisa got her start in community activism in college with the Texas Freedom Network where she organized and registered students to vote. She currently still serves on the Texas Freedom Network’s board of directors. Immediately after graduating she went to work at the Texas Democratic Party where she worked with the statewide candidates and was a part of the TDP’s fundraising and events team. She then went on to work for the Texas State Employees Union during the 2015 legislative session where she organized union members and lobbied the legislature. After doing some consulting work she was recruited by the Travis County Democratic Party because she knows that the key to turning Texas blue is a strong party infrastructure. Carisa wants to work to bring people together because she believes that when we work together, we win.
Carisa@TravisCountyDemocrats.org

Cindy Flint, Director of Operations

Cindy Flint is not a native Texan, but since arriving here in 2007, she has learned more about local music and politics than most natives. She hopped on the bandwagon for Texans for Obama and the Travis County Democratic Party, and things have not been the same since. As you can tell from her accent, Cindy comes from the Chicago area and attended Lake Forest College and Northwestern University. Her diverse career includes stints as a broker at the Chicago Board of Trade (gold and silver in the late ’70s), event planning and production (including the Chicago Blues Festival in the ’80s), an interior design and space planner in California and real estate saleswoman in Georgia and Florida. The proud mother of two children and one dog,

Since moving to Austin Cindy has volunteered with many progressive organizations and served as the Director of the Travis County Democratic Primary in 2010, a Legislative Organizer with Texas AFT in 2011, and Director of the Primary and Convention for the Texas Democratic Party in 2012. Cindy is happy to be back at the Travis County Democratic Party helping turn Texas Blue!

Cindy@TravisCountyDemocrats.org

Marco Orrantia, Field Director

Marco Orrantia is in charge of voter targeting strategy and field management for the 2016 Coordinated Campaign of the Travis County Democratic Party.

Marco’s most recent campaign cycle experience includes running field operations at Y Strategy, an Austin-based political and advocacy firm. Marco was Field Director for Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s successful campaign in and Andy Brown’s run for Travis County Judge, both 2014 campaigns. He was a Fellow for Battleground Texas in El Paso, Texas where he organized the Stand with El Paso Women Rally during the 2013 Texas Special Legislative Session, famous for the Wendy Davis Filibuster.

Born and raised on the border in El Paso, Marco enlisted in the Army after the 9/11 attacks. In the military, he was a Paratrooper and Arabic Linguist. Over two, year-long deployments, his difficult job was campaigning to win the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people, first working for Multi-National Force/Corps-Iraq, and then serving US Embassy-Baghdad. After an honorable discharge, Marco settled in Austin and became involved in local activism and campaigns. Marco is passionate about Veteran’s issues and was on the Executive Board for Austin’s Welcome Home Iraq Veterans Parade and Job Resource Fair in 2012.

Marco lives in Austin with his boyfriend Mario and their dog Leeloo.

Marco@TravisCountyDemocrats.org

Darcy Caballero, Volunteer Coordinator

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Darcy is a full-time Government major at the University of Texas and a full-time Democrat. She has been with TCDP since the 2014 Coordinated Campaign managing volunteers and spearheading our voter registration efforts. Darcy loves to form individual and personal connections with her volunteers through humor and her charming personality. She previously interned for Mayor Annise Parker’s re-election campaign in 2013 and Battleground Texas in the summer of 2014. If you would like to join her team and entice more Democrats to the polls please send her an email; she would love to hear from you!

Darcy@TravisCountyDemocrats.org