The 3CD Executive Committee met in Washington at Beaufort Community College. The body reviewed the recent District Training held in New Bern and Currituck. District appointments were discussed including the vacant Minority Affairs seat and the 3CD seat on the POO review committee. After discussing the 2018 NCDP calendar, we had an in-depth presentation on the new legislative districts and the need to recruit candidates in some of them. The District opted to continue the Down-Easter event and is seeking a co-chair and committee members to work on the project. Finally the Executive Committee voted to approve the 2018 District Convention in Washington (at BCCC) on May 5th and began discussing the strategic plan.
If you have any questions please let us know.
Chris Hardee, 3rd District Chair
Please refer to the District Convention 2017 Page for Convention updates.
Greetings, I hope all of your convention plans are going well and we’ll have a successful series of County Conventions next month. One of the items you will be doing at your convention is electing delegates to the 3rd District Convention. The date set by the NCDP is May 20, 2017 for all the District Conventions. As you know with the 3rd District spread from the Virginia line to Jacksonville on Onslow County, the mid-point and most accessible locations are in Pitt/Beaufort counties. Actually Vanceboro (Hwy 17 in Craven County) is the best location, but there are no facilities there to hold us. With input from the officers and other county leaders, I’ve set the location of the 2017 District Convention in Pitt County at D.H. Conley High School (just south of Greenville on Hwy 43). The exact address is 2006 Worthington Rd, Greenville, NC 27858. We are working on the details of the convention, but it will start after lunch. The exact time is TBA, but likely 1:00. The reason for the late start is we are tentatively planning a forum for the morning.
Following the 2016 Court Ordered Re-Districting, the NC Democratic Party Executive Council opted to shift to the new district boundaries effect January 3, 2017 in conjunction with the new Congress being seated in Washington DC. With the new districts in place some of our existing officers no longer reside in the 3rd District. In our case that includes the Chair and Treasurer.
Consistent with the Plan of Organization, the District must meet to elect officers to fill out the remainder of the term (that will end in May 2017). The District Executive Committee will meet on Saturday, February 4th at the Beaufort County Courthouse in Washington NC starting at 10:00 am. Registration will open at 9:45 am. The Courthouse is located at 112 W 2nd St, Washington, NC 27889. Our agenda will be brief, primarily filling the office of Chair, Treasurer and any other potential vacancies that may occur.
If you have any questions please let us know.
Chris Hardee, 3rd District Secretary
One-Stop Early Voting for the Congressional and Supreme Court Primary starts today. Check your County Board of Elections site for information on locations and hours for early voting.
Candidates for the Democratic Nomination in the 3rd Congressional District are:
There is also a non-partisan Supreme Court Primary being held. The only candidate running who is confirmed as a registered Democrat is Judge Michael Morgan, who is currently a Superior Court Judge in Wake County. The other challengers to current Judge Robert Edmunds are attorneys, but have never served as judges. Sabra Faires is registered as Unaffiliated, while the registration of Daniel Robertson has not been confirmed, although he has spoken at some county Democratic events in the western part of the state, so he may be a registered Democrat as well.
Thanks to all who made it to our District Convention! We wanted to give a quick report of what was decided.
During the District Executive Committee meeting before convention, Chris Hardee of Dare County was elected to fill the position of Secretary vacated by Rachel Parnell who is moving west. He will serve the remaining one year of her term.
We elected 4 delegates to the Democratic National Convention:
- Gloria Goodwin, Onslow County (Female delegate pledged to Clinton)
- Tim Webster, Pitt County (Male delegate pledged to Clinton)
- Sherry Eason, Onslow County (Female delegate pledged to Sanders)
- Zachary Pate, Pitt County (Male delegate pledged to Sanders)
Additional state positions filled were:
- Liz Cox (Pamlico) to Credentials and Appeals Committee
- Sherry Eason (Onslow) to Platform and Resolutions Committee
- Hugh “Buck” Wilde (Carteret) to Council of Review, and
- Chris Hardee (Dare) as our Presidential Elector
Congratulations to you all, and we know you will represent us well.
In addition to these elections, 19 resolutions were approved and will be forwarded on to the state for consideration at that level.
The NCDP has released the names of the candidates who have applied, been approved, and are therefore eligible to run for the 4 delegate positions from the 3rd Congressional District to the Democratic National Convention. Nominations cannot be taken from the floor for these positions, but candidates may withdraw themselves from consideration at any time. A couple have already expressed an intent to do so, but can change their minds before Saturday and still be eligible.
The 3CD is allotted 4 positions to be elected at Saturday’s District Convention, one of each gender pledged to each candidate (1 female Clinton delegate, 1 male Clinton delegate, 1 female Sanders delegate, and 1 male Sanders delegate) as approved by the state party and the respective campaigns. Additional slots will also be available for election at the State Convention in June, but most will be designated to fulfill diversity goals for the delegation which are not filled by those elected from the districts. We do not have any requirements for electing other than by pledged candidate and gender. Continue reading
The 2016 3rd District Convention will be held May 21st at the ECU Willis Building, 300 East 1st Street, Greenville NC 27858. (This is an updated location as the previously announced venue was just barely outside the district.) There will be a brief District Executive Committee Meeting at 10:30am for the purpose of electing a new Secretary.
From 11am to noon, will be convention registration and we will also have lunch available (TBA), please pre-order using the registration link below.
The Convention will start promptly at noon for the purpose of electing delegates to the national convention, as well as the Presidential Elector for the district, and representatives to three state committees, as well as normal annual convention business.
From noon to 4pm on Saturday, April 2nd, there will be concurrent training sessions offered by the NCDP and Districts. Trainings are free and open to all party members, but often have a specific intended audience.
Trainings will be held in Ballrooms B and C of the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center 203 South Front Street, New Bern NC
Please also remember there will be a joint meeting of the District Executive Committees for the 1st, 3rd, and 7th Congressional Districts in Ballroom B from 11:00am to noon.
Schedule of Training Sessions Continue reading
While at first, it looked as if there would probably be a June 7th Primary on the Republican side for the 3rd District, but not on the Democratic side, with the end of filing for newly redistricted Congressional Districts and for the Associate Supreme Court Justice seat, we now know that the primaries will be held statewide.
While in the 1st Congressional District, G.K. Butterfield does not have a primary challenge, in the 3rd Congressional District we still have the same two challengers to Walter Jr. on the Republican side as had filed previously, but also an additional candidate has filed to run for the Democratic nomination. Continue reading