County Democrats hold Convention

Published 6:42 pm Thursday, April 4, 2024

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GATESVILLE – The Gates County Democratic Party held their annual convention here March 16 at the county courthouse.

1st District State Senate candidate Susan H. Scott, shown with Anthony Saunders, made remarks at the convention. Contributed Photo

Party Chair Anthony Saunders presided over the meeting. Monica Horton-Wiggins, the county’s Clerk of Court, welcomed the Democratic Party members to the Courthouse.

Rev. Jimmy Boone gave the invocation.

Precinct Chairs in attendance were M. Pittman (Gatesville), Rodney Pope (Eure), and Rebecca Morgan (Sunbury/Corapeake).

Residents from all Precincts were represented at the event.

The special guest was Susan H. Scott, a candidate for the North Carolina Senate District 1. She addressed concern about future funding of the state’s public school system.

Two Gates County Commissioners – Dr. Althea Riddick and Linda Hofler – also made remarks.

Commissioner Brian Rountree, who is not on the November General Election ballot, was also in attendance.

Saunders talked about recent and ongoing improvements in Gates County, to include broadband Internet and upgrades to the public water system.

Saunders gave instructions to the Precinct chairs in reference to their Delegates who will attended the State District Conference on Saturday, April 20.