"I want to urge you to make waves. I want to urge you to rock the boat. I want to urge you to get off your duff. I want you to speak out at whatever cost if it comes from your heart. You're going to build this country in which my six grandchildren will grow up. And when you see what you have done, I hope that you are proud of it."

Ann Richards

"We learned about gratitude and humility - that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean... and we were taught to value everyone's contribution and treat everyone with respect."

Michelle Obama

"When I think about women, and what women bring to the conversation politically, there's such an incredible power that comes from who we are. We fight like hell for everything we hold dear, and I think that's why we scare our counterparts so much."

Wendy Davis

"At what point must a female senator raise her hand or voice to be recognized over the male colleagues in the room?"

Leticia Van de Putte

Carol Cordell, Corresponding Secretary

Carol and her husband, Jim, moved to Texas in 1988. They purchased a PIP Printing

franchise and operated it for approximately 27 years. Carol is still brokering printing to this day. Carol and Jim have 2 sons, a daughter-in-law, and 4 marvelous grandchildren. Carol became involved in politics in 2005 by becoming a Democratic Precinct Chair. Carol has served multiple roles in TCDWC.

Lynn Norman, Club & PAC Treasurer

Bio pending.

"In politics if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman."

Margaret Thatcher


  • Women's Rights
  • Immigration
  • Economy and Jobs
  • Health Care
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Education
  • Retirement Security‚Äč

"I believe that the rights of women & girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century."

Hillary Clinton

Your Board

Cindy James, Sargent at Arms

Cindy is a lifelong Democrat and has been a part of the TCDWC since 1997, serving on the board, in various positions, for 7 years. After retiring from the Tarrant County Woman's Center, Cindy has focused a majority of her time to politics. Cindy has served as a Precinct Chair for 10 years and on the Texas Democratic Woman's State Board for 2 terms, and is currently serving as Secretary. Cindy is married to her husband Mike. Together they have 2 sons, 2 grandchildren, and 2 dogs.

Leah Payne, President

Leah is a West Texas native who relocated to Southwest Fort Worth in 2014. Leah currently serves as the Vice President of Texas Democratic Women statewide, has served as the Vice Chair of the Midland County Democratic Party, was the campaign manager for Billy Johnson (JP - PCT3 Midland Co.), and helped form the Midland Texas Democratic Woman's Club. In TCDWC, Leah has served as 1st Vice President, served on the By-Laws committee, Fundraising committee, and Social Media Chair. When Leah isn't volunteering with TCDWC you'll find her volunteering at Planned Parenthood or spending time with her 3 dogs, Cayley, Luna, and Reba.

Claire Wood, 2nd Vice President

Claire is originally from Kentucky, and is a graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College. Claire has been active in TCDWC since 2010, serving as newsletter editor in addition to holding other offices along the way. As a retired medical claims examiner, Claire has been a long time supporter of health insurance expansion for all Americans.    She and her husband George moved to Fort Worth in 1989 from Evansville IN and currently live in precinct 1167 in SW Fort Worth, where she serves as Precinct Chair with their five cats and tons of books.   Their daughter Margaret lives with her husband Issa in Phoenix AZ.

Elizabeth Tarrant, 1st Vice President

Before moving to Fort Worth, Elizabeth grew up in East Texas where she was an active 4-H and FFA member for 15 years and developed a passion for public service. She attended Tarleton State University where she studied Horticulture, Plant, and Soil Science. In TCDWC, Elizabeth is serving her second year as 1st Vice President and has served as the Hospitality Chair where she helped welcome new and old members with open arms, just as she had experienced when she first joined. Elizabeth is an active community member and volunteers with different organizations such as Reading Partners and Planned Parenthood. 

Vicki Moore, Recording Secretary

Vicki Moore is a native Texan, wife, mother of 2 and proud grandmother of 7. Retired after 33 years as a Federal employee, Vicki now divides her time between supporting Democratic causes and candidates, and being sure her close-knit family is well-fed! Having lived all her life in the Fort Worth area, she is a rabid Dallas Cowboy fan.

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