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Cooper Names County Board of Elections Chairs PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 July 2021 10:46
 Governor Roy Cooper has appointed the following individuals to serve as Chair of the following County Boards of Elections:
Alamance: Ms. Dorothy Yarborough
Alexander: Mr. Ray Warren
Alleghany: Ms. Betty Richardson
Anson: Mr. Ross Streater
Ashe: Ms. Patricia Beaver
Avery: Ms. Patricia Gayle Culbreath
Beaufort: The Honorable Thomas Payne
Bertie: Mr. William Michael Freeman
Bladen: Ms. Louella P. Thompson
Brunswick: Mr. Boyd Williamson
Buncombe: Mr. Jake Quinn
Burke: Mr. Lonnie H. Kirksey III
Cabarrus: Mr. Martin Ericson
Caldwell: Mr. Morris Reaves
Camden: Ms. Beatrice Ferebee
Carteret: Ms. Susan Cuthrell
Caswell: Mr. Larry C. Cowan
Catawba: Mr. Barry Cheney
Chatham: Ms. Laura Heise
Cherokee: Mr. Gary P. Kilpatrick
Chowan: Mr. John Guard
Clay: Mr. Jerry Anderson
Cleveland: Mr. Douglas Sharp
Columbus: Ms. Katherine Horne
Craven: Ms. Zeda Trice
Cumberland: Ms. Helen Nelson
Currituck: Ms. Susan Johnson
Dare: Mr. Skip Saunders
Davidson: Mr. James Cunningham
Davie: Mr. Gary LaBlanc
Duplin: Ms. Angela Mainor
Durham: Ms. Dawn Baxton
Edgecombe: Ms. Florence Armstrong
Forsyth: Mr. Robert Durrah
Franklin: Ms. Sonravea Privette
Gaston: Mr. James (Jim) Ragan
Gates: Rev. Jimmy Boone
Graham: Ms. Juanita Colvard
Granville: Mr. James Wall
Greene: Mr. Louis Joyner
Guilford: Mr. Horace (Jim) Kimel
Halifax: Dr. Ervin Griffin
Harnett: Ms. Allison Lynnette Fenderson
Haywood: The Honorable Danny Davis
Henderson: Mr. Charles Medd
Hertford: Mr. Johnny Sessoms
Hoke: Ms. Lornette McCaskill
Hyde: Ms. Lora Byrd
Iredell: Mr. Alan Carpenter
Jackson: Mr. Kirk Stephens
Johnston: Mr. Gordon Woodruff
Jones: The Honorable Zack Koonce
Lee: Ms. Susan Feindel
Lenoir: Mr. Courtney Patterson
Lincoln: Ms. Judy Caudill
Macon: Ms. Katherine Tinsley
Madison: Mr. Jerry Wallin
Martin: Mr. William E Newsome
McDowell: Mr. Jonas Buff
Mecklenburg: Ms. Carol Hill Williams
Mitchell: Ms. Anne Castro
Montgomery: Ms. Ada Karen Blair
Moore: Rev. Charles McKnight
Nash: Ms. Kelly Shore
New Hanover: Mr. Oliver Carter
Northampton: Ms. Vivian Branch
Onslow: Mr. Michael Morgan
Orange: Mr. Jamie Cox
Pamlico: Ms. Delcine Gibbs
Pasquotank: Mrs. Jacqueline Brown
Pender: Ms. Barbara Melluso
Perquimans: Mrs. Vera Murrill
Person: Ms. Jacqueline Booker
Pitt: Ms. Etsil Mason
Polk: Ms. Sharon Goettert
Randolph: Ms. Margaret Megerian
Richmond: Mr. Carlton Hawkins
Robeson: Mr. Larry Townsend
Rockingham: Ms. Ophelia Wright
Rowan: Mr. John Hudson
Rutherford: Ms. Frances Lockwood
Sampson: Ms. Sherry White-Williamson
Scotland: The Honorable William "Bill" Purcell
Stanly: The Honorable Ronald Burris
Stokes: Mr. Michael Pell
Surry: Mr. Dwayne Carter
Swain: Ms. Hannah Smith
Transylvania: Ms. Sara Champion
Tyrrell: Mr. Cecil Lilley
Union: Mr. Harry Crow
Vance: Ms. Heather Kenney
Wake: Ms. Erica Porter
Warren: Ms. Esther Terry
Washington: Mr. General James
Watauga: Mr. Michael Behrent
Wayne: Mr. Eddie Edwards
Wilkes: Mr. Larry Taylor
Wilson: Mr. Chip Futrell
Yadkin: Mr. Walter Shore
Yancey: Mr. Troy Gary Boone
NC Republican Party Hires New Executive Director PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 July 2021 10:19
The North Carolina Republican Party hired Jason Simmons as the new Executive Director.
“We are tremendously excited to have Jason Simmons as the new Executive Director for the North Carolina Republican Party,” said NCGOP Chairman Michael Whatley. “Jason Simmons led the Trump campaign’s North Carolina operations in 2016 and gained valuable experience working for the Republican National Committee and Trump administration. With his direction, the North Carolina Republican Party will be well-positioned to build upon our successes.”
Before coming to the Republican Party of North Carolina, Jason Simmons worked as a Regional Political Director for the National Republican Committee. He served in several positions within the Trump administration as associate administrator with the Small Business Administration and chief of staff of the US Office of Personnel Management.  In North Carolina, Simmons served as the State Director for the Donald J Trump for President Campaign, and additionally he served in Governor McCrory’s Administration. Simmons graduated from the University of South Carolina with an undergraduate in political science and a masters in International Studies.  He served in the Army reserves. 
Jason Dore, the previous Executive Director, has taken a position with a national conservative organization.
"I would like to personally thank Jason Dore for his exceptional leadership during the 2020 election. He was instrumental in the Republican success in North Carolina during the 2020 cycle," said NCGOP Chairman Whatley. "We are excited about his next adventure and wish him success in his future endeavors."
NC Democrats Run TV Ad Critical Of GOP Legislators PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 13 December 2011 15:14

RALEIGH - The North Carolina Democratic Party says it's started running a television ad criticizing Republican leaders at the General Assembly for passing laws that hurt women on issues from abortion and child care to Medicaid and the public schools.


The state party said Tuesday the 60-second commercial is running on cable TV in the Charlotte and Raleigh markets. A party spokesman declined to say how much money is being spent on the ad. An email sent to party supporters asked for more donations to keep the ad running.


The ad features Governor Beverly Perdue, state legislators and former Cabinet secretary and longtime party activist Betty McCain, who said "the GOP has declared war on women." The ad includes footage of Republican House leaders Thom Tillis and Paul Stam.


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