David Van Os
Born: February 19,
1950, Kilgore, Texas
Employment and Professional Background
Attorney, Martindale-Hubbell peer rating system, highest rating for
legal ability and ethics
Listed in Best
Lawyers in America, Woodward & White, by peer review,
Labor & Employment Law, since 1986
Bar Foundation, by invitation
of the State Bar of Texas
Listed in Texas
Monthly’s “Super Lawyers 2003”
Political & Community Activities, Positions, & Honors
Member, Board of Directors, Texas Equal Access to
Foundation, by appointment of Texas Supreme Court
President’s Citation for Achievement in Civil Rights, Austin NAACP
1990 – Civil
Libertarian of the Year Award, Central Texas Chapter, ACLU
2002 – Texas
Women’s Political Caucus “Good Guy” Award
Texas Democratic State Convention since 1974
for Democratic Party general election tickets in 1972, 1974, 1976,
1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000,
Northeast Austin Democrats, 1978-1980
Precinct Chairman, Travis County, 1981-88
Democratic Party Chairman, 1996-98
statewide General Election as Democrat for Texas Supreme Court, 1998
Chairman, North East Bexar County Democrats
Democratic Precinct Chairman, Bexar County
Austin NAACP in federal voting rights suit over Austin City Council
LULAC in federal voting rights suit over Austin School Board elections
Central Texas ACLU in federal suit over re-segregation of Austin AISD
Ø Traveled to Palm Beach, Florida, November-December 2000, to assist Democratic Party in vote recount efforts
Our Continuing Mission
Message to Supporters and Allies
From David Van Os -- November 14, 2004
Over two and one-quarter centuries ago our mission in the world as Americans was forged in revolution against imperial tyranny and framed in the noble words of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The Constitutional democracy and liberties borne by history’s greatest revolution are the birthright of each of us as Americans. As Americans we are proud of our birthright and we are proud of our historical mission. That mission continues in the heart of each of us.
Today, we are called upon to preserve that mission, and to protect it from those who seek to obstruct Constitutional checks and balances and who seek to render Constitutional liberties subject to radical Republican sufferance. Since those who currently seek to undermine the vision of Washington and Jefferson are rooted in Texas, this state is one of the primary battlefields in the fight to preserve the spirit of our Constitutional framework.
For my part, the fight continues. I am sure that is the case with you, too. While I am disappointed that political operatives of my Party, who constructed strategy this year, did not understand the significance of Texas as a battlefield, let you and I together assure the opponents of the Constitution that Texas is not a free ride for them. The battle is joined and the fight continues.
recognize that my opponent will be declared to have received the most
votes. However, I cannot in good conscience concede an election when
millions of votes were cast on electronic machines that do not provide
verification that the vote was recorded as the voter intended.
I am sad for the people of
Texas. It appears that according to the vote-counters the people of
Texas continue to be in the grip of the Republican power machine that
does not serve the interests of the people. However, as they say in
East Texas where I grew up, I’ll fight ‘em ‘til hell freezes over and
then I’ll fight ‘em on the ice. I am committed to the fight to restore
Texas to a place that serves the people’s interests instead of the
selfish special interests. Although winning this fight
evidently will take longer than I was hoping, I intend to be around for
a long time and I am committed to the fight. It was an honor
to be at the side of so many of you in the particular phase of the
fight represented by the 2004 general election contest for a seat on
the Texas Supreme Court.
I recognize that my opponent will be declared to have received the most votes. However, I cannot in good conscience concede an election when millions of votes were cast on electronic machines that do not provide verification that the vote was recorded as the voter intended.
I am sad for the people of Texas. It appears that according to the vote-counters the people of Texas continue to be in the grip of the Republican power machine that does not serve the interests of the people. However, as they say in East Texas where I grew up, I’ll fight ‘em ‘til hell freezes over and then I’ll fight ‘em on the ice. I am committed to the fight to restore Texas to a place that serves the people’s interests instead of the selfish special interests.
Although winning this fight evidently will take longer than I was hoping, I intend to be around for a long time and I am committed to the fight. It was an honor to be at the side of so many of you in the particular phase of the fight represented by the 2004 general election contest for a seat on the Texas Supreme Court.
Once again, a newspaper editor who should
know better displays the pro-corporate hypocrisy that has been
suffocating the people of Texas for too long.
The San Antonio Express-News editorial column of October 15 recognizes that the all-Republican Texas Supreme Court needs balance, yet endorses my arch-conservative Republican opponent on the grounds that I am too partisan because I am a “populist liberal Democrat.” In the same breath the Express-News applauds my republican opponent for being “conservative.”
Why is it that being a liberal Democrat is too partisan but campaigning as a conservative Republican is not? Since even to pose this question reveals the hypocrisy of the San Antonio Express-News and the other corporate newspapers that have taken the same position regarding my candidacy, the real answer has to be that the corporate newspaper moguls want a Texas Supreme Court that continually caters to selfish corporate interests and slams shut the courthouse doors against the people. Why should anyone really be surprised?
“Populist” means being for the people; “liberal” comes from “liberty” and means being for the people’s Constitutional liberties; “Democrat” means being of the political party and tradition of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Henry B. Gonzalez, and Ann Richards. I accept all of these labels with pride, and I thank the corporate newspaper establishment for revealing its true colors by criticizing me for being for the people, for liberty, and for proudly being of the political party and tradition of Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Gonzalez and Richards.
In contrast, the Texas Publishers Association, composed of the 22 leading African-American newspaper publishers in Texas, endorsed me by acclamation – the first endorsement by acclamation in the organization’s 20-year history. The news organs of our state’s historically most disenfranchised and disempowered citizens clearly recognize the need to put a voice for the people on the Texas Supreme Court. Their unanimous endorsement is a proud personal highlight for me, and I would not trade it for all of the corporate endorsements in Texas. I say to the people of Texas that we will win this battle, and we will put a populist, liberal, Democratic voice for the people on the Texas Supreme Court.
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Endorsements of the Campaign for Justice!
|Democracy For America|
|Communications Workers of America|
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers|
|Iron Workers District Council of the State of Texas|
|International Brotherhood of Teamsters|
|United Auto Workers|
|American Federation of Government Employees|
|San Antonio AFL-CIO Council|
|San Antonio Firefighters Union Local 624|
|Teamsters Local 745, Dallas|
|Austin Black Lawyers Association|
|Hispanic Bar Association of Austin|
|San Antonio Stonewall Democrats|
|Baron & Budd|
|The Progressive Populist Caucus of the Texas Democratic Party|
|Texas Carpenters & Millwrights Regional Council, United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America|
|Texas Working Families Political Action Committee|
Endorsements of the Campaign for Justice!
Endorsements of the Campaign for Justice!
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