Saturday, November 17, 2007
Michael Weisel, State Treasurer candidate, visits Richmond County
Michael Weisel – an attorney and candidate for State Treasurer - attended Richmond County’s 2nd Annual Morrison-Deane-Goodman Democratic Dinner & Rally on November 8th in Hamlet.
With apologies to the State Treasurer candidates whose appearance on the evening agenda came after some of the other Statewide officeholders/candidates addressed the crowd (notwithstanding the vast importance for the Office of State Treasurer), Michael engaged the 200+ Democrats in attendance with a description of what the responsibilities are for the post.
He also emphasized his qualifications (VP–Equity, Wells Fargo Bank; VP-Portfolio Manager, Kemper Financial Services; Member, NC State Banking Commission; Member, NC Board of Community Colleges; Trustee, NC Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement Systems; et al.) and his plans for the Office of State Treasurer.
He told Richmond County Democrats that “I believe the job of State Treasurer is more than just managing money; it’s about helping people to manage their own futures. ... As your Treasurer, I’ll work full time protecting your investments and ensure they grow at a healthy rate.”
A 1996 candidate for Treasurer and past chairman of the Wake County Democratic Party, Michael has been endorsed by Dennis Ducker, the former Deputy State Treasurer.
Michael Weisel and any one of the Democratic candidates for Treasurer would make an excellent successor to current Treasurer and 2008 gubernatorial candidate Richard Moore.
To learn more about the Michael Weisel campaign, check out www.weisel2008.org.
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Note to Reader: This is one in a series of synoptic posts about Statewide candidates who attended the Richmond County 2nd Annual Morrison-Deane-Goodman Democratic Dinner & Rally in Hamlet on November 8. Given that I serve as chair of the 8th Congressional District Democratic Executive Committee and am prohibited from making endorsements in a primary, these posts are not and must not be interpreted as endorsements of any kind other than for Democratic candidates generally. I post these for information only, and encourage friends and supporters (and candidates themselves) who are willing to feel free to post their own comments to this entry.