This past weekend, I attended the Durham County Democratic Party’s Annual County Convention. The convention was extremely well attended and if the enthusiasm and excitement in the room were any indication then we can expect great results in this year’s election. The party elected David Dixon as its new Chairman. I would like to congratulate him on his election, and I look forward to working with him in the years ahead. I have known David since the time he was employed as a member of the staff of the State Democratic Party and we worked closely together during that time frame. The other officers elected were Ebony West, 1st Vice-Chair, Jackie Turnwald, 2nd Vice-Chair, Steve Rawson, 3rd Vice-Chair, Kathy Hall, Secretary, and Margaux Escuti, Treasurer. I was elected once again to serve as a member of the State Executive Committee from Durham. I look forward to working with this energetic team of new members in moving our community and our state forward in the years ahead.