The 2019 Third Congressional District was a Huge Success. We met Saturday, May 18th in
Lenoir County with more than 90 delegates and guests from 14 counties. Democratic Nominee for Congress Allen Thomas,
former Mayor of Greenville, gave the keynote address. His remarks focused on the needs of our
unique coastal district with a historical background in fishing and agriculture
as well as the growing demands of our military bases, tourism destinations, and
education and healthcare centers.
Following officer elections, adoption of resolutions relevant to the region and other business the convention adjourned into a candidates’ lunch to hear from our future statewide leaders. Joining us were Cal Cunningham, Allen Thomas Jr., Chaz Beasley, Erica Smith, James Barrett, Jen Mangram, Jenna Wadsworth, Jessica Holmes, Keith Sutton, Terry Van-Duyn, and Trevor Fuller. Thank you for your time, travel and willingness to serve.
Special Thanks to Megan Sumerell, Liz Cox and Jodie Lones for running registration; Gloria Goodwin and the Ladies from Onslow for setup and decorating our room; Cal Cunningham for seamlessly adjusting during our sound system snafus; Becky Howard, Brian Farkas, Ginger Garner, and Tess Judge for handling nominations; Jen Alexander, Katie Tomberlin, and Amanda Hooper for reviewing resolutions; Larry & Fred from the LaGrange Community Center for tech support, tables & chairs and general facility guidance; Kings Restaurant for providing an excellent Chicken & BBQ feast (eastern NC style); Bob Muller, Chris Hardee and Tom Sullivan (in absentia) for training more than nine county leadership teams. Your collective hard work made the day seem easy.
Congratulations to the new District Officers: Chris Hardee, Chair; Jen Alexander, 1 Vice; Nick Blount, 2nd Vice; Gloria Goodwin, 3rd Vice; Bob Costanzo, Treasurer; and Megan Sumerell returning as Secretary.
Please join us following the Convention to hear from several of our 2020 Council of State Candidates (Lt. Governor, Superintendent of Schools, etc) during the Candidates Luncheon. Our outstanding Congressional Nominee ALLEN THOMAS will address the delegates during the Convention. Lunch Tickets are on our 3rd District Facebook page, click here for more details.
We currently have 11 candidates confirmed to speak. More may join unannounced.
The NCDP Third Congressional District will host a Candidates Forum on Tuesday April 9th. The Forum will be held in the main Auditorium (building 8) at Beaufort Community College starting at 6:00 pm. As of this writing, 5 of the 6 Democrats have agreed to participate. We hope to confirm all six shortly. Knowing there are several local forums in some of our larger central counties we wanted to make a special effort to here from smaller and more remote counties. With that in mind, the bulk of our questions for the forum will come from you, the Democrats in the 3rd District (with preference from smaller counties). Please click on the link below to submit your questions. The cut off will be 5:00 pm on Monday April 8th.
For more information on attending the forum in person; click here.
While this will be your last chance to hear from the candidates before Early Voting begins on April 10th, there are two other Democratic Forums scheduled in the District by local Parties. One is in New Bern on April 8th and the other Greenville on April 15th.
The North Carolina Third Congressional District special election is coming! By this evening we will know the complete list of filed candidates. Absentee voting starts March 15 and the special primary election is April 30! So excited to see so many North Carolina’s stepping up to serve. (from Jen Alexander, Dare Dem Chair)