SHELBY, N. c. (May 12, 2014)--North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall (below) will keynote the annual convention of Tenth Congressional District Democrats Saturday, May 17, in Shelby. Delegates will attend from the Democratic organizations in seven counties having voters in the Tenth District—all of Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Polk, and Rutherford counties and parts of Buncombe and Catawba counties. Marshall has held office since becoming the first woman elected to the post in 1997.
“It’s an honor to have Secretary Marshall with us as we launch into the fall general election campaign,” said Betsy Wells of Grover, Tenth District Democrats chair who’ll preside. Tate MacQueen will lead the list of candidates also on hand to greet convention-goers. He is the Democratic challenger for the district U. S. House seat now held by Republican Patrick McHenry.
After a morning of preliminary activities, the convention will be gaveled to order at 1:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Cleveland County Office Building at 130 S. Post Rd. On the morning program are 10:00 a.m. gatherings for district auxiliary groups, a 10:30 a.m. workshop on absentee mail-in ballots, and a 11:00 a.m. showing of the Bill Moyers’ documentary “State of Conflict: North Carolina.”
In addition to voting delegates, the convention is open to any interested registered Democrat in the district. There is no charge for attending. Registration will open at 9:30 a.m. A lunch of barbecued pork or chicken will be available for purchase at 12:00 noon. The convention will also feature an auction of items donated by the county parities to raise funds for the fall campaign.
More information: http://www.nc10dems.com/