Today I had the privilege and honor of nominating Wayne Goodwin to serve a second term as Chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party. Wayne has a distinguished political career having served 8 years as a member of the NC House as well as 8 years as our State's Insurance Commissioner, and during that time he kept insurance rates among the lowest in our country for consumers. This year as the current Chairman of the NCDP, he helped us win 10 new seats in the NC House and 6 new seats in the NC Senate breaking the Republican super-majority. We also elected Democrats for to statewide judgeship's. He has provided energetic leadership to the big tent that includes a diverse group of Democrats from across our state. I would like to congratulate Wayne Goodwin on his reelection as the Chairman; our new First Vice Chair, former Representative Bobbie Richardson; Matt Hughes, our Second Vice Chair; Nida Aziz Allam our Third Vice Chair and the legendary Melvin Williams as our Secretary.