GOOD NEWS ABOUT DEMOCRATS SEPTEMBER 20, 2012!

 

 GOOD NEWS ABOUT DEMOCRATS!

SEPTEMBER 20, 2012

 

 MAYOR CHRIS REY ELECTED NEW

SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT CHAIR

   Spring Lake Mayor Chris Rey was elected Chair of the Second Congressional District Democratic Party at a recent meeting in Sanford.  Chris is shown in the picture above on August 11th, the day he married his bride, Adwoa, at the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens in Fayetteville.  She enjoyed accompanying Chris to the Democratic National Convention.

   The full lineup of new Second District Officers is:

Chair - Mayor Chris Rey, Cumberland County

First Vice Chair - Allison Goodwin, Lee County

Second Vice Chair - Maria Correa, Chatham County

Third Vice Chair - Andrew Brewer, Lee County

Secretary - Trish Wright, Wake County

Treasurer - Jonathan Poverud, Moore County

 

   

 

FORSYTH COUNTY

     Forsyth Hispanic-American Democrats registered 47 new voters at the Fiesta in Winston-Salem on September 15th. They sold $331 worth of signs and bumper stickers and signed up 42 young people to help with GOTV.

       At the same event the H.O.L.A. club of Salem College registered 30 more voters and State Rep. Earline Parmon's staff registered a lot of voters also. The total registered for the day was over 100!

    In the picture on the left above a group of youngsters happily pose with Mary Dickerson, the Forsyth County Party's advisor to the HAD.

 

MAJOR WALTER DALTON FUNDRAISER

AT MAGNIFICENT RALEIGH HOME THIS THURSDAY! 

    Democrats from all 100 counties are invited to come to a major Walter Dalton fundraising reception featuring Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley.

The reception will be held at:

5:30PM - 7:00PM

This Thursday, September 20th      

Home of Joe and Mary Laurie Cece

3309 White Oak Road

Raleigh, North Carolina

    Sponsorships start at $4,000.  Friends tickets are $100 and Activist tickets are $50.  It is worth the price of the ticket just to visit inside this spectacular home! RSVP to Jason Collins at 919-755-6888, Ext 111 or Jason@WalterDalton.org.

    Click this link to enjoy viewing an excellent Walter Dalton video from WRAL-TV:  http://www.wral.com/news/local/politics/video/1151634

 

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY

    Randolph Democrats are hosting their "Third Annual Defending Democracy Banquet" at 6:30PM, September 20th at The Exchange in Asheboro.  Tickets are only $40.

   County Chair Jim Meredith will welcome Judge Wanda Bryant, Second District Congressional candidate Steve Wilkins, State House candidate Gerald Parker, and Cal Cunningham as speakers for the evening.

   The children above were photographed at the recent Grand Opening of Randolph County's Democratic Party Hearquarters.


 

WAKE DEMOCRATIC MEN HONOR HEROES

    The Wake County Democratic Men's Club honored State Representatives Jennifer Weiss and Grier Martin as their "Democratic Heroes" for 2012 at a banquet in Raleigh on September 10th. The club annually presents these awards to outstanding Wake Democrats.

    The Club's dynamic President Boyd Bennett is shown presenting the awards in the pictures above.  The Wake Democratic Men have raised over $6,000 which they will donate to the Wake Democratic Party.  What a strong Democratic Men's Club!


TOMEKA BLUE & SAMPSON DEMOCRATS

ARE HAVING A DRAWDOWN!

    Tomeka Blue (above) of Clinton has recently become the Interim Chair of the Sampson County Democratic Party. She has been an active part of the Southeastern North Carolina political scene for over ten years and has been an Officer of the 7th Congressional District Party for several years.

   Tomeka and the Sampson Democrats are enthusiastically promoting their biggest fundraising event of the year:  A Drawdown with two major prizes!

   Democrats who buy a $100 ticket will be entered in a Drawdown for $5,000.00 cash.  Democrats who by a $10 ticket will be entered in $750.00 Drawdown.

   The Drawdown banquet will be held at 6:30PM on October 4th at the Sampson County Exposition Center in Clinton. For tickets call Tomeka at 910-289-5457 or longtime Democratic leader Larry Barnes at 910-590-6859.

 

 

 

            SEC Member Max Adams Wins Belk Shopping Extravaganza

  Belk's Stores selected SEC Member Max Adams of Wake County to receive a shopping spree and makeover.  Belk's selected Max to receive these prizes after reviewing profiles of North Carolina's Delegates to the National Convention. They told Max he was selected because of his long history of activism and volunteering.

   A team of people at Belk's Crabtree Valley Mall store helped Max select

a suit, a sports coat and trousers combination, two shirts, two ties, three pairs of shoes, and a watch. All the clothes were top designer brands. They gave him a haircut and facial.  Then they treated him to lunch at the Cheesecake Factory.

   Max enjoyed wearing his new clothes to the Democratic National Convention.  After the Convention he took the Belk's outfits with him on a two week vacation to California.


BRUNSWICK COUNTY'S FALL RALLY

  Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin will be the Keynote Speaker at the big Fall Rally that Brunswick County Democrats will stage at 6PM on September 17th at their Headquarters in Bolivia.  Everyone will be bringing covered dishes and other treats.

   Pictured in the second photo is Brunswick Board of Education candidate Tom Simmons who was a star at the Democratic National Convention.  Every night Tom would go early and get a front row seat which caused him to be a favorite target for TV cameras and reporters.

 

SEC MEMBER CECE BLAIR

IS SPENDING FALL SEMESTER IN PERU

    SEC Member CeCe Blair of Duplin County is spending her Fall Semester in Cuzco, Peru as part of Meredith College's Language Abroad Program.

    She is studying Spanish and Quechua which is the other native language of the Peruvian people. She is living with a Peruvian family whose 6 year old son helps her with her Spanish reading assignments!

   During her first phone call home to her father, Duplin County Democratic Party Chair Dr. Mott Blair, she reported that she has already received her Absentee Ballot from North Carolina and that she has happily voted for the straight Democratic ticket.

 

 

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY OPENS HEADQUARTERS

    Rockingham County Democrats celebrated the Grand Opening of their Headquarters in Eden on September 1st.  The band "Indigo Fire" seranaded the crowd.

    As the pictures above show, the Headquarters attracted a lot of people during the River Fest in Eden on September 14th and 15th.  New voters were registered and many candidates shook hands with the festivals fans.

   State Representative candidate Nelson Cole is the speaker in the picture on the bottom right.

  

CATAWBA AAC WILL HOST BANQUET ON SEPTEMBER 29TH           

     Catawba County AAC President Denise Lineberger has announced that the

organization's "Second Annual Banquet" will be held at 6PM on September 29th at the Newton Recreaton Center in Newton. The theme will be "An Evening Of Elegance For The Business Minded Person."

    The Keynote Speaker will be County Commissioner candidate Steve Hunt.

Tickets are only $20.12.  Call 828-241-1210 for tickets.

 

UNC YOUNG DEMS CAMPAIGN FOR PATTY PHILLIPS

    UNC Young Dems President Austin Gilmore (left) and Vice President Russell McIntyre knocked on over 300 doors in Alamance County Sunday to promote State House candidate Patty Phillipps.  Patty is running for a seat which has no incumbent.

   The UNC Young Dems will also be campaigning for seven other candidates in the weeks leading up to the November elections.

 

 

 STAR-STUDDED RECEPTION FOR

JAN MILLS

   Governor and Mrs. Jim Hunt and Congressman and Mrs. Tim Valentine

are hosting a major fundraising reception for State House candidate Jan Mills  at 5:30PM on September 20th.  The reception will be at the Valentines' home at 205 South Fort Street in Nashville.  Tickets are $50.

   Jan is running a very strong race in House District 25.

 

 

SENATOR ERIC MANSFIELD FIRES UP

CHATHAM DEMOCRATS

      Chatham County Chair Randy Voller reports that Senator Eric Mansfield of Fayetteville "electrified" the crowd at the county's Annual Breakfast at Alston Chapel Church near Pittsboro on September 15th.

     Rev. Anthony Davis who is President of the Chatham AAC made a dynamic talk and Senator Bob Atwater introduced Sen. Mansfield.

    Chair Voller is shown with Sen. Mansfield in the picture on the left above.

State House candidate Deb McManus is shown with the Senator in the picture on the right.


CHARLES MALONE IS GOING STRONG!   

     Charles Malone is shaking hands and making talks every day in his campaign for the 13th District Congressional seat.

     In this picture Charles is with Don Davis of the Durham African American Dance Company at the recent Raleigh African American Cultural Festival. Charles is active suporter of the arts and diversity.  No one reported whether Charles actually danced on stage during the festival!

 

BETH WOOD WILL ADDRESS CRAVEN DEMOCRATS

      Craven County Democrats will welcome their own native daughter, State Auditor Beth Wood, as the guest speaker at their September 24th meeting.

Dinner at the Golden Corral in New Bern will be begin at 5:30PM and the meeting will begin at 6:30PM.

     For more information contact dynamic Craven County Chair Rachel Parnell

at 252-514-2198 or at RParnell43@suddenlink.net.

Beth always looks good, but red is definitely her color!

 

DURHAM YOUNG DEMOCRATS WILL

"BARACK THE VOTE AGAIN"

     Live music, poetry, face painting, The Big Bouncer, Bake Sale, lots of food vendors, voter registration, and all of the Obama gear you want will be featured at the "Barack The Vote Again Celebration" of the Durham Young Democrats at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street.  People of all ages are invited to enjoy

this celebration from 5:30-7:30PM on Sunday, September 23rd.

 

ELAINE MARSHALL RECEPTION IN GOVERNOR'S CLUB

    Democrats turned out in force to support Secretary of State Elaine Marshall

at the home of Carolyn and Jackson Breaks last weekend in the Governor's Club in Chatham County.

    Chatham Chair Randy Voller reports that Jackson Breaks had the quote of the evening when he told guests "If you want to live like a Republican, vote for Democrats!"

   From left to right the picture above shows Jackson and Carolyn Breaks, Randy Voller, Elaine Marshall, Deb McManus, and former House Speaker Joe Hackney.

 

NASH COUNTY WOMEN SPORT

CUSTOM DESIGNED OBAMA TEE SHIRTS

       Nash County Women For Obama enjoyed donning their custom designed tee shirts for their September 6th Convention Watch Party in Rocky Mount.  Beautiful ladies wearing beautiful tee shirts!

 

Your Democratic Friend,         

Melvin Williams

 

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