The district officers have been working feverishly to prepare for the 400+ delegates elected to this year's 8th District Democratic Convention.
Each delegate from across the district's 10 counties will have received several reminders before the May 19th gathering in Wadesboro at the campus of South Piedmont Community College.
And for the first time in many years, each delegate will have a information-packed program book for use during and after the convention. My personal thanks go out to June Mabry of Stanly County for having borne the greatest burdens in preparing it and having it printed in time for the event. The District Committee must also express its thanks to all the Democrats who purchased ads, thus making the program book possible.
We are very pleased as well that our Anson County friends agreed to host the overall event. Providing lunch for each attendee will be State Senator Bill Purcell and Rep. Pryor Gibson.
In addition to hearing remarks from those excellent legislators, we will also hear from State Rep. Tricia Ann Cotham (youngest and newest lawmaker in Raleigh), NC Court of Appeals Judge Linda Stephens, and Larry Kissell. Other guests will be recognized on Saturday. They all will help us celebrate our convention theme, "The Year of the Woman."
For now, do plan to attend ... Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the convention gavel comes down at 10 a.m. Come join us as we start the process of making North Carolina a Blue State in 2008!