Congratulations to Senator Paul Lowe, Jr., who was elected Thursday night by the members of our Forsyth County Executive Committee from Senate District 32. We know he’ll be a strong representative for the citizens of NC Senate District 32. Governor McCrory officially appointed Sen. Lowe on Friday, and his swearing-in will take place on Sunday, Feb. 1, 1:00p at Shiloh Baptist Church, 916 E. 12th St.
Thank you to Joycelyn Johnson for also stepping forward to run for State Senate. She’s a respected member of our Democratic Party family and an experienced community leader. We also appreciate the interest and involvement of the candidates and voters in this process, from attending the candidate forum and then participating in the election. An impressive 83% of eligible voters were in attendance for the important election Thursday night!
We couldn’t have had such a smooth election without help. Catawba County Democratic Party Chair, Cliff Moone, was our Parliamentarian and close advisor for the election. First Vice Chair Larry Johnson was in charge of the ballot count and worked closely to verify voters. Party Secretary Lois Roewade, Cam Choiniere, Pat Sisson, and Pat Eisenach expertly checked in voters and proxies. Thanks also to Trent Harmon and Shawn Lane for their assistance. Other county chairs and elected officials shared their experience and expertise with us: Marc Friedland, Chair of Mecklenburg County; Ted Benson, Chair of State House District 54 election; Casey Mann, Executive Director of the North Carolina Democratic Party, and State Senator Don Davis. In addition, we appreciate the use of Forsyth Tech Mazie Woodruff Center for the forum and Kennedy High School for the election.
Thank you to all of our active Democrats, behind the scenes, as well as the ones out front. You are the life of our Party and we appreciate your support.