Democratic Fundraiser Honors Local Leaders

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Civil rights activist Lynn McCord, left, and Stephanie Phillips, co-founder of Blue Horizon Texas, will be honored at the March 28 fundraiser.

Tickets are still available for The Robbi and Dan Boone Dinner and Silent Auction, a fundraiser sponsored by the Democratic Women of Comal County.

The event begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at the New Braunfels Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels.

Proceeds benefit the Robbi and Dan Boone and Ann Patla scholarships and also fund political and community activities.

Honorees are:

  • Stephanie Phillips, co-founder of Blue Horizon Texas
  • Lynn Silver, social justice advocate
  • Lynn McCord, civil rights activist
  • Terri Truitt, international lawyer/political activist
  • Javier Salazar, Bexar County sheriff
  • U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro

Individual tickets are $125. Reserved tables are available for $1,250. VIP tables are $1,500.

Robbi Boone, killed in an April 2017 car crash at the age of 75, was the six-year chairwoman of the Comal Democratic Pary and community activist who worked to build voter turnout.

“The thrust of our effort (in Comal County) has been to get people out to vote,” Boone, a former teacher, told the San Antonio-Express News in 2014.  “I think (potential Democratic candidates) feel right now this is a Republican voting district, and they’ll wait until their opportunities (to get elected) are better.”

She was preceded in death by husband Dan Boone, who died in December 2016 from cancer.

Dan Boone ran in 2012 for the U.S. House and in 2014 the Texas Senate in 2014. He lost both races.

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