On April 1, at our annual convention, delegates representing the organized precincts of the Craven County Democratic Party elected new party leadership.

Chair: Dorothea White
1st Vice Chair: Jay DeLoach
2nd Vice Chair: Helen Robinson
3rd Vice Chair: James Gilmore
Secretary: Amber Harmon
Treasurer: Libbie Griffin

On our executive board, they’ll be joined by the chairs of our two organized caucuses, whose terms carry over from the previous board’s tenure: Ann Herndon (African-American Caucus) and Pat Chylko (Democratic Women of Craven County).

“We’re thrilled and humbled by the chance to bring Democrats together in Craven County as we move forward,” new chair Dorothea White remarked. “We believe the Democratic Party’s positive vision of opportunity and prosperity for all is the best solution to the problems facing the United States, North Carolina, and Craven County, and we’re looking forward to working with all like-minded Americans to realize this vision in the 2017 and 2018 elections.”

White added: “We’re also incredibly grateful to the outgoing chair, Bob Costanzo, and the other members of the outgoing executive board, who did such a great job organizing Democrats in 2016 and getting the party back on firm footing.”

At Saturday’s convention, we also elected 59 delegates to the 3rd Congressional District’s Democratic convention in May, and six members who will join the chair and 1st vice chair to represent Craven County on the state Democratic Party’s executive council.

Congratulations to all of our new leaders. Together, we can make it possible for everyone in Craven County, North Carolina, and the United States to realize the American dream of opportunity and prosperity for all.