The Onslow County Democratic Party held their annual convention on Saturday, April 14th, 2007.
Items of note:
- Mr. Billy Mills, Ms. Kever Clark, Mr. Ernest Wright, Ms. Elizabeth Koen, Mr. John Burns and myself were elected as the new leadership team.
- Ms. Jennifer Frye of Democracy N.C. was the guest speaker. She talked about the importance of getting youth involved in politics. One of the ways to do that is by funding elections with public money. If elections were conducted with equal amounts of money distributed, candidates would not need to "dial for dollars" and could engage the constituency. (For more information on Democracy NC read this post at BlueNC.)
- Delegates were selected for the 3rd Congressional District and State conventions.
After the convention meeting, Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown provided Eastern NC vinegar barbeque, beans and hush puppies. Good eatin'.
Mr. Marshall Adame came by the luncheon and met with many of the Democratic leaders. Mr. Adame is running against Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr. for North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District. For more information on how weak Mr. Jones, Jr is in Eastern NC, check out BlueNC blogger Blue South's post "An Introduction to NC-03 (Or, how to create a Perfect Storm)".
NC-03 is winnable by a Democrat. Now is the time to make it happen.
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