Meet Ira

A passion for leadership

Running for Chair is a natural extension of Ira’s lifelong commitment to leadership and volunteering.

Ira lives in Frisco with his wife Sandy and their two lovable dogs. When he isn’t running his small business, Ira leads the Frisco Democratic Club as its President. He previously served as Communications Director for the Denton County Democratic Party, where he elevated the party’s profile both in the media and in Denton County’s communities.

Ira has been a driving force behind local Democrats’ biggest, most high-profile events. To cite just the latest examples:

  • US Senate Democratic Candidate Forum, 9/5/19
  • Town Hall Meeting with Presidential Candidate Julian Castro, 7/1/19
  • “Bring Your Blue” Democrats Night Out, 4/25/19
  • Frisco City Council and Frisco School Board Candidate Forum, 4/11/19
  • "Blue Wave Rally" in Denton 4/7/18
  • "The Future is Blue: a Forum" at UNT 8/26/18

In addition to his Democratic Party activism, Ira has mentored students at business schools, colleges, and elementary schools. Over the course of a decade, he also coached nearly 400 girls – including his two daughters – in youth soccer and softball.

A career connecting people

Ira’s day job is executive recruiting. That’s the perfect background for a party Chair – connecting people and rallying them to meaningful jobs and causes.  Ira runs his own business and knows firsthand how to build an organization’s strengths. That experience that will serve him well as Chair.

A clear vision

Ira’s got a plan for growing the Denton County Democratic Party, putting a team of dedicated volunteers to work, and winning elections. 

Why Ira?

Ira has the skills to propel Democratic wins. As President of the Frisco Democratic Club, Ira is the club’s fundraiser-in-chief. He has built up the club’s membership and grown its resources through a productive combination of retail fundraising and special events. His mission is to achieve the same strong results county-wide – taking the successful Frisco model to Lewisville, Carrollton, Denton, Flower Mound, The Colony, Argyle, Ponder, and more.

A seasoned communicator, Ira conveys a strong Democratic message in the press and media, including as an on-air contributor to WFAA’s go-to TV show for local political junkies, Inside Texas Politics.

The true test of Democrats’ strength comes on Election Day. Ira knows that Denton County’s precinct chairs and neighborhood organizers form the backbone of the party. Ira is ready to engage precinct chairs on Day One – and provide them with the data, networking opportunities, and professional training they need to identify and mobilize more Democratic voters in every election, not just the presidential.

Click here to read more about Ira’s vision.

Contribute to Ira for DCDP Chair today.  Ira has committed to donate any remaining campaign funds from this campaign to the DCDP 2020 Coordinated Campaign fund on his first day in office.