News Archive 2015

Democratic Candidates File for Election December 21, 2015

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Roger Eaton, Candidate for County Commission, District 3 and Rodney Alexander, Candidate for NC House District 13, register with the Board of Elections.


Penny Hooper addresses local Democrats, November 14, 2015


Penny Hooper, local environmentalist extraordinaire, was our featured speaker at this morning's breakfast meeting. More than 40 attendees engaged in the discussion about the IPCC Climate Change talks in Paris in December and how "The Road to Paris begins at our doorstep." Penny stressed that "We can make our planet uninhabitable or we can save our planet. Each person can do something little".


Deborah Ross is running for US Senate

Deborah Ross is running for the U.S. Senate because she understands that North Carolinians want an elected leader that puts people first. For more information visit her website ..


NC Senator Josh Stein, candidate for NC Attorney General, inspired over 80 Democrats at our Donkey Dinner, October 24, 2015


NC Senator Josh Stein, candidate for NC Attorney General, inspired over 80 Democrats at our Donkey Dinner, saying "The people of NC deserve better" and "I'm running to protect citizens of NC. " He pointed out that "change is made" and that we need to "reach out and seize the opportunity to move NC forward".



Robert Wilson candidate for Lt. Governor addresses Carteret Democrats, October 10, 2015


Robert Wilson, candidate for Lt. Governor, spoke to attendees at our breakfast meeting about his vision for improving education in our state which will further a pro growth agenda.


Volunteers Needed to Turn Carteret Blue!!

Eight committees have been formed in accordance with our approved Strategic Plan. One is sure to fit your interests/skills, so please consider volunteering! To sign up and/or get more information visit our Volunteer Page


AKilah Ensley addresses Carteret Democrats, August 8, 2015


AKilah Ensley spoke to an enthusiastic group of 30 Democrats at our Saturday breakfast meeting this morning. We had a lively discussion and got some great ideas about how to "Turn Carteret Blue" and take back our State government.


Carteret Democrats approve strategic Plan, July 30, 2015


2nd Vice Chair Sharon Harker presented an overview of our new Strategic Plan to "Turn Carteret Blue" to an enthusiastic Executive Committee tonight. The Plan was approved unanimously!


Democrat Amy Holland appointed to Board of Elections, July 21.2015


Amy Holland takes the oath of office as a new member of the Carteret County Board of Elections. Nancy Veitch, CCDW 3VP held the bible for the swearing in ceremony. Others in attendance were Susie Cuthrell, CCDW 1st VP, and Jimmy Bond, CCDP 3VC.


Jennifer Faulkner of the NC Board of Elections addresses local Democrats, July 11, 2015


Over 40 people attended our Saturday breakfast meeting July 11 to hear Jennifer Faulkner, Voter Outreach Specialist from the NC Board of Elections, address NC election law changes including the latest Voter ID requirements. Stay tuned for the outcome of the federal court case which starts today in Winston-Salem regarding the most repressive election laws in the country which have been imposed on us by Republicans in our state legislature and Governor McCrory.


NC Democratic Party Chair Patsy Keever speaks at local Garden Reception, May 28, 2015


We had a great turnout at the Garden Reception for NCDP Chair Patsy Keever. It was a beautiful evening and much thanks is given to Mary Katherine Lawrence, Donna Getty and Caulean Vesey for hosting this event. Kudos to all of the volunteers including Tim Buck, Steve Glasgow, Lela Faye Rich, Dennis Litalien, Susan Whitledge and her grandsons, Joe and Nate, and their friend that helped with Tim and Steve with parking cars. Hopefully, we did not overook anyone...thanks to EVERYONE that made this event a success!


3rd District Convention held at Newport Middle School, Newport. May 16, 2015


The 3rd District Convention was held at Newport Middle School on May 16. Officers attending included Chair Betsy Leech, 1st Vice Chair, Carolyn Bryan, Secretary Rachel Parnell, Minority Affairs Director, Monica Gibbs, 3rd Vice Chair Dusty Speedy and Treasurer Cole Phelps. NC Commissioner of Insurance Wayne Goodwingave the keynote address.


Andrew Barnhill addresses Carteret Democrats May 9 2015


Andrew Barnhill, the Young Democrat who serves as a committee person to the DNC and is also running to be elected to the State Senate for the 9th District spoke to local Democrats. He is both an attorney and pastor. He spoke of the growing interest of Young Democrats in the Party; there are seven new Young Democrat chapters in NC. Young Democrats were instrumental in getting Dems elected this past cycle. They are well organized and reaching out. He emphasized that we Democrats need to tell our story more often in order to show we are the Party that cares about people and would work towards that end.


Carteret County Democrats hold convention

Carteret County Democrats met at the county court house on April 11 for their annual convention. Congratulations to the new officers of the Carteret County Democratic Party: Tina Rodriguez-Chair, Renee Hawthorne – 1st Vice Chair, Sharon Harker- 2nd Vice Chair, Jimmy Bond – 3rd Vice Chair, Holly Powell- Secretary, Theresa Glasgow- Treasure.r