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Biden Yard Signs are here!

$10 each / Size 18″ x 24″

All signs will be picked up at our Headquarters, 700 Arendell St, Morehead City. We are open for sign pickup only Mon, Wed, Fri, 11am – 1pm starting Aug 17th. If you need to pickup at another time, call us at 252-654-2792 to make an appointment.

3 ways to purchase:

  1. Pay by credit card online click here then bring your emailed receipt to HQ to pickup your signs. No limit on # of signs purchased
  2. Pay by check at time of pickup at HQ, no limit on # of signs purchased
  3. Pay by cash at time of pickup at HQ, limit 5 signs ($50) if paying by cash

We, the Carteret County Democratic Party, stand in solidarity with our black and brown brothers and sisters. We are angry and we are upset.  We mourn with you and we stand beside you in protest.  We will say their names out loud.  We will fight for racial equality and equity.  We call for an end to the systemic racism in our justice system, education system and beyond.  We hear your cries and we feel your pain. We vow to hold our police and elected officials accountable when necessary. Black lives matter.

In solidarity, Katie Tomberlin, Carteret County Democratic Party Chair

Voting Resources:

Early Voting:
  • Starts 10/15 – Ends 10/31
  • Hours 8am – 7:30 pm weekdays
  • Three Saturdays: 10/17 8am – 7:30pm; 10/24 8am – 7:30pm; 10/31 8am – 1pm
Absentee Voting:
  • Accepting request forms now
  • First ballots sent out on 9/4
  • Last day to get an absentee ballot request form is 10/27

Welcoming Volunteers!

Join us as a volunteer! Click here to let us know your interests and our volunteer coordinator will contact you.

2020 Carteret County Democratic Candidates

Libbie Griffin is running for NC Senate, District 2.

Libbie was a real estate agent until the recession, then had a small travel agency. She has been highly involved in local, state, and national politics for many years, and is a well known activist in this area. Libbie began the highly successful Liberal Ladies in Craven County, which just celebrated their 15th anniversary and has a mailing list of over 400 people. Ladies come from Jones, Pamlico, Craven and Carteret County for Libbie’s monthly meetings. Libbie lives in Craven County.

Website: www.griffin4ncsenate.com Email: LibbieGriffin4NCSenate@gmail.com.

Buck Bayliff is running for NC House District 13.

Buck is a North Carolina native, who was raised in Graham, NC. He met his wife Babs in school, and they have been married for 54 years, with two sons. Babs retired as a career teacher here in NC. Buck attended Elon and Wake Forest. He served as President of the NC College Stores Association, was the Assistant VP of Communications and Project Management at Wake Forest, and was the National President of the Association of College and University Telecom Directors. Buck was also the National Director of Sales at Pinnacle Software in Rochester New York. After living in Phoenix Arizona, Buck and Babs moved back to NC and live in Beaufort.

Website: www.bayliff4nc.com Email: Buckbayliff@Bayliff4nc.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/Bayliff4NC/

Liz Ponder is running for Carteret County Commissioner in District 5.

Liz Ponder is running to tackle the hard issues that have plagued Carteret County for too long. She is responsive to the needs of the community and will zealously advocate for those who feel that their voices were silenced in the past. Liz is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill. While in school, she met her husband Steven, a US Army soldier stationed at Ft. Bragg. Liz attended law school in Massachusetts and was privileged to move back to North Carolina in 2017. Liz operates her solo law firm in Morehead City. When Hurricane Florence hit our beautiful county in 2018, Liz felt compelled to help hurricane victims find temporary housing. She, along with two other ladies, hosted a housing fair at Ann Street Methodist Church. Since then, she has been involved in disaster recovery as the Vice Chair of the Carteret Long Term Recovery Alliance. Liz helps county residents with FEMA appeals, increase insurance payouts, and locating temporary and long term housing. Liz is also actively involved in the Beaufort Middle School Parent Teacher Student Association. Liz and her husband have been married for15 years. They have 2 wonderful children, Leah and Jacob.

Website: www.ponder4carteret.com Email: ponder4carteret@gmail.com

Kathleen Colbert

Kathleen Colbert is running for Carteret County Commissioner in District 3.

My family and I moved to Morehead from a small town in Wisconsin when I was 8th grade. I am a graduate of West Carteret High School and ECU where I received at B.S. in social work. After graduating from ECU, I moved to Minnesota, where I fell in love with the counseling profession being an advocate for people from all walks of life. I received an MA in Counseling from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, I worked at a rape crisis center as an intern and was later hired to run the counseling program. I moved back to North Carolina, to be close to my newborn nephew, and worked in mental health in various positions. I currently am a therapist at Second Chance Behavioral Health. In my therapy practice, I work with people who are different from me, and I see them grow and change because of the relationship we built. I am also a member of the Carteret Community Theater.

Email: kathoscats@gmail.com

Rosalie Ruegg

Rosalie Ruegg is running for Carteret County Commissioner in District 4.

A resident of Emerald Isle and NC native, Rosalie grew up on a family farm near Greenville, NC. She graduated with honors in economics from UNC-G, and received an MA from the University of Maryland (Woodrow Wilson Fellow), an MBA from The American University, and certificates from MIT, Georgetown University, and Harvard University. Since 2000, she has managed an economics consulting company based in Emerald Isle, with clients worldwide. Prior, as a member of the U.S. Senior Executive Service, Rosalie was Director of the Economics Office of the U.S. Advanced Technology Program, and earlier was Senior Economist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Financial Economist at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and college instructor in economics. Currently, she is on a National Academies transportation committee. Locally, Rosalie served on the committee that oversaw the planning and construction of the first leg of the popular Emerald Isle bicycle path. The author of numerous publications, including several books, she is the recipient of awards from the Institute of Industrial Engineers, the American Evaluation Association, the U.S. Department of Commerce and was inducted into the NIST Gallery of Distinguished Scientists, Engineers, and Administrators.

Email: ruegg@ec.rr.com

Lucy Bond is running for Carteret County Board of Education in District 3.

Lucy is a lifelong educator, who was born and raised in Carteret County. She has a Masters of Science degree from ECU in Child Development and Family Relations. Lucy worked in Social Services Child Care, Head Start, and with mental health services for high risk children. She was an elementary school teacher in Wilson and is National Board Certified. Lucy retired from Craven County Schools and later worked part time in Adult Basic Education at Carteret Community College. She is active with the Carteret County Democratic Women and a former CCDW President. She is on the Board of Domestic Violence Services, past board member for LWV, an intake worker for Carteret Long Term Recovery, and a member of the local Sierra Club and NAACP. She was Carteret County’s Woman of the Year in 2018. Lucy lives in Morehead City.

Facebook: facebook.com/lucymarinobond Email: lucia.m.bond@gmail.com Twitter: @lucymarinobond

Jennifer Johnson is running for the Carteret County Board of Education in District 2.

Jennifer Johnson is wife and mother of 3 school age children. She also is a small business owner. Jennifer received her BS in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut. She went on to serve several different positions across the country including case manager at homeless shelters, care coordinator for adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental health crisis team member, and at a rehabilitation center for women suffering from addiction. Jennifer is an active PTO member at her children’s school, a member of NAACP, Democratic Women of Carteret County, volunteers at the food bank, and serves on the Carteret County Partnership for Children Board.

Facebook: facebook.com/Jennifer-Johnson-for-Board-of-Education-District-2 Email: jcj00@yahoo.com 

Brenda George is running for Superior Court Judge, Judicial District 3-B (Carteret, Craven, Pamlico).

A North Carolina native, Attorney George is a graduate of the UNC-CH School of Law. She began her career with Legal Services of NC, specializing in housing and employment law. In 1988 she joined the nonpartisan staff of the NC legislature where, until her retirement in 2014, she provided the state’s leading policymakers with objective in-depth analysis of complex legal issues and helped them write laws to accomplish their stated intent. Brenda has a passion for community engagement and serves on the Board of Directors of Discipleship Ministries, a global agency of The United Methodist Church. She and her husband Bernard George, a retired city planner, reside in New Bern.

Email: bgeorgeforjudge@gmail.com 

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