Thank You for Your Friendship and Support
I will not be running for re-election as your chair of the Craven County Democratic Party. I value and appreciate the opportunity that I have had to serve the Democratic Party, but I knew when I was elected in 2013 that I would not be seeking another term.
Fred and I have been looking forward to spending more time traveling and our family and friends in Western North Carolina are looking forward to our having the ability to be with them.
The Democratic Party and its core value that government should work to make life better for the people means a great deal to me. I like that we are a big tent Party that encompasses a variety of people and concepts, bringing us all together for one purpose to make life better. In all my years as a volunteer and staff person for Democrats, I have met some of the very best and most special people anywhere and a good number of you are right here in Craven County.
I am proud of the changes and progress that because of your help and support I have been able to bring to our county party on your behalf. I have been fortunate to have had great teams of officers help me lead our Party. Thank you and much appreciation to them, our precinct leadership, all of our volunteers, and supporters. But there is always more work to accomplish and I look forward to the ideas progress that a new chair will bring to our Party.
Craven County Board of Education
Craven County Board of Education is beginning the process of redistricting for the future election
of board members. The right-wing Carolina Coastal Taxpayer’s Association is lobbying for a change
in the way board members are elected that would make the number of voters electing each board
member smaller than the current election process.
Currently, each school district selects their candidate(s) of choice in a district primary. Then, in the
general election, board members are elected by voters county wide. This system works very well.
Voters in each district have a greater say in the primary in their choice of who is a good candidate to
go on to the general election. Because candidates are then elected county wide, they understand
that they represent and must work for the good of all families throughout the county.
The following is a link to a recent article in the Sun Journal. At the end of the article, there is an
opportunity for voters to share their view points. This is an opportunity to make our voices heard.