A Message from Chairman Parker


 To paraphrase Mark Twain's quip, "the reports of my running are greatly exaggerated."  Serving as Chair of our North Carolina Democratic Party has been an honor (including our hosting the Tarheel Presidential  Inaugural Ball in Washington on January 21) and one that I anticipate looking back on beginning shortly after the election of the new Party Chair this coming Saturday.  I will respectfully decline any nomination, but look forward to making a few remarks prior to sanguinely presiding over the election of my successor.