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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 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 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 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 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.
Congresswoman Renee Ellmers to visit Chatham County[Mar. 7, 2011]
The Chatham County Republican Women are pleased to announce a Congressional update by U.S. representative Renee Ellmers (NC-2) on Tuesday, March 22 at 7 pm in Pittsboro. The event will take place at the temporary superior coutroom located at the former Pittsboro Memorial Library on 158 West Street.
Meet your local Chatham County candidates[Aug. 31, 2010]
As Election Day approaches, we will be inundated with news about the candidates running for office in North Carolina. News coverage for local races such as school board and county commissioner is not as readily available. For this reason, it is incumbent on each of us to do our own homework in order to make an informed decision.
Chatham Coalition candidate Elizabeth Haddix Withdraws from Chatham School Board Race[Aug. 26, 2010]
Although you may still see my name on the ballot this fall, I have withdrawn from the Chatham School Board election due to an exciting and very time consuming life change: I've accepted the Staff Attorney position at UNC School of Law's Center for Civil Rights. This new position involves litigation and collaboration with community groups and organizations to ensure fair access to quality public education for all children.
Brian Bock filed to run for Chatham County Commissioner[Feb. 13, 2010]
Brian Bock has launched his bid to unseat George Lucier in District 3. On Monday, February 8, Bock filed his Notice of Candidacy at the Chatham County Board of Elections. Bock decided to run for County Commissioner “because the actions and proposals of the current county leadership are raising our taxes, trampling on our property rights, and spending our tax dollars on unnecessary pet projects in a time of severe recession. The current and proposed policies create an environment that is hostile to job creation and retention. They are policies that will scare off, rather than attract new businesses to Chatham County.”
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