A Special Thanks to All Those Who Work the Polls on Election Day

I always enjoy getting out to greet voters on Election Day, but more importantly, thanking the many people who work at precincts all across our state to help oversee our elections. I always thank those who are Democrat as well as Republican since they all start their day before 6:00 am, and they seldom leave until after 9:00 pm the day of an election. Our elections could not be held without the selfless dedication of these precinct officials. Thank you all for your service to our state and to our community. Unfortunately, I could not take their photographs inside of a voting precinct, therefore, this post only shows photos of some of those who I greeted at the polls.

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Durham Officials: Unanimous Opposition to the Proposed Constitutional Amendments

I have seldom felt as proud as I did earlier today when it was announced that every elected official in Durham County had come together to voice their unanimous opposition to the six proposed constitutional amendments that are on the ballot for voter consideration. This includes Mayor Schewel, the Durham City Council, all County Commissioners, all School Board members, as well as all Soil and Water District Commissioners. I and Rep. Marcia Morey joined many of these elected officials today when they held a press conference to voice their opposition to these constitutional amendments which are unneeded, unnecessary, and rather than increasing the rights of our citizens, for the most part, they will erode the rights of many of us. I’d like to thank my friends and colleagues for standing up firmly and aggressively to voice their opposition to these amendments. I don’t think there is another county in the State of NC, though I certainly hope there is one, where all the political leadership has shown this type of enlightened political courage.

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Meeting with SEANC Members at their Annual Conference

I would like to once again express my gratitude and appreciation to the State Employees Association of NC (SEANC) for endorsing me in my bid for reelection to the NC Senate. Yesterday evening, I had the opportunity to join members of SEANC from across our state at their annual conference in Greensboro where I was able to speak one on one with many of their members to discuss issues of concern. It was great to see the excitement and enthusiasm of hundreds of SEANC members. I’d like to thank SEANC for being such a strong, vocal, and effective voice for our state’s employees as well as those who have retired from state employment. I’ve enjoyed working with them in the past, and I look forward to working with them and advocating on their behalf in the future.

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