Friday, May 18, 2007

Tomorrow's decision: McEwen v. Gilbert

Tomorrow 10th district delegates will be choosing the party chair who will lead us through the 2008 election season.

Delegates will have to choose between incumbent chair Judy Gilbert, a retired school administrator, and Tony McEwen, outgoing state Young Democrats president who handles veterans affairs for Congressman Mel Watt.

Of course, for all I know, there may be other nominations from the floor.

Registration begins at 11, convention starts at noon at Moore Hall of the Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton. Only delegates selected through their county conventions can vote.

Other business includes election district officers and considering resolutions to send to the state convention next year.

Directions to Western Piedmont Community College:
Driving west on I-40 from Hickory, take Exit #103 and turn right onto Burkemont Ave. WPCC is on the right, 1 block up.

Driving east on I-40 from Asheville, take Exit #103 and turn left onto Burkemont Ave. Cross the bridge over I-40, WPCC is on the right, 1 block up.

Driving into Morganton on Hwy. 18 from Lenoir, turn left onto South Sterling Street. Turn right at Burger King onto W. Fleming Dr. At NC School for the Deaf, turn left onto Burkemont Ave. WPCC is on the left at the second traffic light.

Driving into Morganton on Hwy. 64 from Rutherfordton, cross over I-40. WPCC is on the right, 1 block beyond I-40.