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Seeking volunteers to join the Chatham County Team for TillisSeeking volunteers to join the Chatham County Team for Tillis
[Mar. 29, 2014] I'm supporting Thom Tillis for US Senate and am writing to ask conservatives to help me get the Chatham County vote out for Thom in the primary election. While there are some good conservatives running for the US Senate, I have decided to give my support to Thom. He is the strongest candidate and I'm convinced that he can beat the liberal Kay Hagan. But most of all, I respect and trust Thom. By Cathy Wright
 
Mia Munn files for Chatham County School BoardMia Munn files for Chatham County School Board
[Feb. 23, 2014] Mia Munn is pleased to announce that she filed as a candidate for Chatham County School Board in District 3 on Friday, February 14, 2014. For the past six years, Munn has been a regular attendee at Chatham School Board meetings, distributing her extensive meeting notes to the community through social media. She has been involved in the district's Raising Achievement/Closing the Gap task force, participated in community work sessions to give input the district's strategic plan, served on the district budget committee, and was a subcommittee member for the district accreditation process.
Also: Mia Munn for Chatham School Board Facebook Page
 
Bock, Petty and Stewart file for re-electionBock, Petty and Stewart file for re-election
[Feb. 18, 2014] Commissioners Petty, Stewart, and Bock filed to run for re-election in Chatham County on Monday. They were elected in 2010 on a platform of creating a business friendly atmosphere, prioritizing spending, protecting property rights, streamlining, protecting the environment and open government. Their commitment to sound financial stewardship and accountability to the citizens resulted in decisions in their first months of office that saved almost $2 million over their term.
 
Former Chatham Coaliton vice-chairman Sally Kost resigns as Chatham County commissionerFormer Chatham Coaliton vice-chairman Sally Kost resigns as Chatham County commissioner
[Jan. 21, 2014] Chatham County commissioner Sally Kost has announced her resignation from the Chatham County board of commissioners effective February 1. Kost is relocating to Golden, Colorado, with her husband, Tom. Liberal Democrat Sally Kost was the former vice-chair of the Chatham Coalition political action committee. In 2008, Sally Kost and Jeffrey Starkweather ran as a team for the Chatham County Commission in Districts 1 and 2. Kost was elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012.
 
Chatham and Lee County Democrats seek candidates for House District 54 seatChatham and Lee County Democrats seek candidates for House District 54 seat
[Jan. 3, 2014] An N.C. House committee has set a January date for replacing former Rep. Deborah McManus in Chatham County and is looking for candidates. Any interested candidates must be a resident of the 54th House District – in Chatham and northern Lee counties – and a registered Democrat. A public meeting with the candidates will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 11 at the Historic Chatham County Courthouse, 12 East St., Pittsboro.
 
Democrat Kathie Russell announces for North Carolina House Seat 54Democrat Kathie Russell announces for North Carolina House Seat 54
[Dec. 17, 2013] Former Chatham County Board of Education Chair and Terry Sanford protege, Kathie Russell, a Raleigh attorney announces her intent to replace Deb McManus as the representative in house district 54. “I am unhappy with the direction of the legislature in North Carolina today." Russell said " I want to be a voice for middle class and working class folks and single moms--people I can relate to” By Kathie Russell
Also: Kathie Russell speaks at Chatham BOE meeting
Also: BOE Chair Kathie Russell at Chatham Schools Community Forum
 
Video interviews with Pittsboro mayoral candidates Bill Crawford & Bill TerryVideo interviews with Pittsboro mayoral candidates Bill Crawford & Bill Terry
[Oct. 31, 2013] I had a chance to talk to both Pittsboro mayoral candidates, Bill Crawford and Bill Terry at Saturday's street fair. See what both have to say in these brief videos
 
ACC Football News Tweets: 9/21 - 9/22/2013ACC Football News Tweets: 9/21 - 9/22/2013
[Sep. 23, 2013] Here's a rundown of this weekend's tweets by the Chatham Journal's online ACC Football News resource site.
 
Candidate filing period over for municipal elections in Chatham CountyCandidate filing period over for municipal elections in Chatham County
[Jul. 19, 2013] In Chatham County, municipal elections will be held this year for the Town of Pittsboro, the Town of Siler City, the Town of Goldston, the Town of Cary and the Goldston Gulf Sanitary District. Filing for municipal office ended on Friday, July 19, 2013.
 
Chatham County Republican Party annual convention to be held March 23Chatham County Republican Party annual convention to be held March 23
[Mar. 18, 2013] The Chatham County Republican Party will be holding its annual precinct meetings and county convention on Saturday March 23, 2013 at the Horton Middle School in Pittsboro. Registration will begin at 8:30 am. By Donna Kelly
 
Deb McManus leads Jeff Starkweather in NC House seat 54 online poll
[May 8, 2012] In the Democratic party race for the NC House seat 54, Deb McManus leads Jeff Starkweather in an online poll. As on Sunday, May 6, McManus has 110 votes (72 percent) and Starweather has 42 votes (28 percent) . In an online poll The Republican candidate for the seat is Cathy Wright. The unscientific online poll is sponsored by the Chatham Journal newspaper and the Chatham Chatlist.
 
Cathy Wright announces run for NC HouseCathy Wright announces run for NC House
[Dec. 19, 2011] Cathy Wright (R-Chatham County) announced that she will run for the open seat in House District 54, which now includes all of Chatham County and parts of Lee County. Wright ran for the State House in 2010. “I earned 43% of the vote against a 30-year, well-entrenched legislator, the former Speaker Joe Hackney. With new voting district lines, the House district is now a more favorable place for a conservative win, and I plan to win.” Wright currently serves as the Chair of the Chatham County Republican Party.
 
Come out to the Pittsboro town candidates' forum on October 11Come out to the Pittsboro town candidates' forum on October 11
[Oct. 11, 2011] Did you know that four out of six seats for Pittsboro government are up for grabs this election? Would you like to know more about who could be in charge of Pittsboro's future? And, do you have questions you want to ask them in person?
 
Chatham County Republicans energized at fundraising eventChatham County Republicans energized at fundraising event
[Jul. 4, 2011] “We’re going to take back North Carolina and BBQ, Bluegrass & Balanced Budgets is just the beginning,” said Cathy Wright, Chair of the Chatham County Republican Party. The Chatham GOP recently sponsored a fundraiser at the Silk Hope Ruritan Club in Siler City and saluted the commissioners and legislators who balanced the budget. “They stuck to their campaign message and kept their promises,” added Wright. Nearly 200 Chatham Republicans and conservatives enjoyed music by Eastern Gate, a bluegrass and gospel band, homemade BBQ with all the fixings, and inspiring speeches from special guests.
 
Chatham Democrats to hold Congressional District 4 ConventionChatham Democrats to hold Congressional District 4 Convention
[May 11, 2011] The Chatham County Democratic Party will hold it's Congressional District 4 Convention at the new Margaret B. Pollard Middle School on Saturday, May 14. The District 4 Convention’s registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the convention begins at 9 a.m. Congressional District 4 is represented by North Carolina Democrat, David Price.

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