On June 16, North Carolina Democrats completed the selection of their delegates to the Democratic National Convention to be held in Charlotte in September, and Robin Smith of Kings Mountain is among them. She topped the ballot in a 10th Congressional District election held in conjunction with the N. C. State Democratic Convention in Raleigh.
Back in May, Nick Carpenter of Shelby was elected as delegate during the part of the selection process undertaken at district conventions across the state.
“We’re delighted that two local Democrats will be among North Carolina’s 158 voting delegates in Charlotte,” said Pat Poston, secretary of the Cleveland County Democratic Party. “We were proud to support their candidacies, knowing they’ll represent us and the 10th District well.”
For 15 years as founder and president of It Takes A Village Child Development Center in Kings Mountain, Smith has advocated vigorously on the importance of quality education at the earliest stages of development—from infancy to pre-school.
She earned a master’s degree in management at Pepperdine University and served 15 years’ active duty in the U. S. Army in the United States and abroad, leaving active duty as a field-grade officer at the rank of major. She now joins the ranks of other veterans in the U. S. Army Retired Reserves.
She worked hard as a local volunteer in Barack Obama’s victorious 2008 presidential campaign, and being involved at the political grassroots-level led to her application to be a convention delegate. “Together,” she says, “we must do it again!”