List of known, announced candidates for Statewide Party office to be voted on at this weekend’s SEC Meeting in Pittsboro. We’ll start with the candidates who have announced for Vice Chairs and Secretary. They’ve gotten less attention than the chair candidates. Note that these are only the ones who have publicly announced, and nominations will be taken from the floor. In addition, candidates for chair who are unsuccessful at that office may also be nominated for other positions. The Vice Chair candidates have all technically expressed an interest in a specific VC slot, but may not be eligible to run for that specific slot pending the results of the chair election and requirements for gender, ethnic, and age group representation. If a website or resource is known, the link can be accessed by clicking their hyperlinked name.
- For 1st Vice Chair, Zack Hawkins (currently serving as 2nd Vice Chair)
- For 2nd Vice Chair, Veleria Levy (currently Rowan County Chair) spelling corrected, my apologies (2/6/15)
- For 3rd Vice Chair, Andy Ball (currently serving as 3rd Vice Chair & Mayor of Boone)
- For Secretary, Melvin Williams (currently serving as Secretary)
Late addition for Vice Chair (unspecified) is Joe Langley (Harnett Co.) former candidate for NC Senate District 12. (link is his Senate Campaign website.) And the announced candidates for chair (in Alphabetical Order)
- Marshall Adame (Onslow Co.) former CD3 Congressional Candidate 2008, 2014, retired Marine & US Diplomat
- Janice Covington (Mecklenburg Co.) 12th CD LGBT Caucus Rep., Veteran, Transgender Activist, DNC Delegate 2012
- Constance L. Johnson (Rowan Co.) former NC State Senate Candidate 2014, Businesswoman & Journalist, PR Professional, former teacher and chaplain
- Patsy Keever (Buncombe Co.) current 1st Vice Chair, former teacher, School Board Member, State Legislator, CD11 Congressional Candidate 2004, 2012, and Buncombe County Chair
- Ron Sanyal (Wake Co.) former CD13 Congressional Candidate, Precinct Chair, International Night Organizer, Wake Democratic Men, Wake Progressive Dems., Asian/Pacific Caucus.