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Linked to this post is a PDF of the candidate questionnaire submitted to the HD50 committee. The committee opted for a questionnaire in lieu of an information session.
Click this link to access the questionnaire responses: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B31MKbkJVI8aeVd5TWdadGRncU0/edit?usp=sha...
You may reach the committee with your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State House Representative Valerie Foushee was sworn in as a State Senator on
Wendesday, September 25, 2013, thereby resigning her seat in the North Carolina State
House. The statutory duty of the North Carolina House District 50 Democratic Party
Executive Committee is to recommend a person to fill that vacancy. The Governor will
then appoint that person.
The North Carolina House District 50 Democratic Party Executive Committee has heard
from seven interested candidates, and has sent them a questionnaire asking for the
candidates’ opinions on several issues of interest to residents of the 50th House District.
The North Carolina House District 50 Democratic Party Executive Committee will hold
its official meeting on Thursday, October 24, at 7pm, at the Orange County Library, 137
West Margaret Lane, Hillsborough, NC. At this meeting, the Executive Committee
Members will make nominations and vote to name Representative Foushee’s successor.
This official meeting is free and open to the public, who are welcome as observers of the
Candidates must be a resident of the 50th House District (Durham and Orange Counties)
and a registered Democrat. Any qualified person wishing to be considered as a candidate
can contact the committee by sending an email with resume and any supporting material
to email@example.com, or by way of the Orange County
Democratic Party Chair Matt Hughes via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today is National Voter Registration Day. If you've moved or changed your name in the last year you've got to update your registration. Otherwise you can't vote.
10/01/2013 6:30 pm
10/01/2013 8:30 pm
We will be meeting at Southern Human Services on October 1, 2013 at 7pm, registration at 6:30pm. Southern Human Services is located at 2501 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill (Homestead is located off of MLK Blvd).
CHAPEL HILL, NC – State Senator-elect Valerie Foushee will be sworn in by Judge Beverly Scarlett at the Chatham County Courthouse on Wednesday, September 25 at 2PM. Foushee intends to hand deliver her letter of resignation from the North Carolina House of Representatives, which will take effect at noon on September 25, to the House Clerk and North Carolina Democratic Party on Monday, September 23.
“I’m excited to be sworn in and get started fighting for the people of Chatham and Orange counties. Senator Berger’s destructive agenda has set North Carolina back and I will be a vocal advocate for progressive solutions that help give hope to our middle class and those struggling to get into it.” Senator-elect Foushee added, “I’m also proud to continue Senator Kinnaird’s legacy of female leadership in the Senate. There aren’t enough women in the General Assembly and we must work every day to change the balance of power in our State.”
The ceremony will take place at the Chatham County Courthouse, located at 40 E Chatham Street in Pittsboro. The event is open to the public. Senator elect-Foushee was appointed to fill the term of retired Senator Ellie Kinniard in a unanimous vote.
Foushee was elected to the Board of Education for the Chapel Hill– Carrboro City Schools in 1997, and re-elected to a second term in 2001. She served as Chair from 2001-2003. In November 2004, Valerie was one of eight School Board members selected to the All State School Board by the North Carolina School Boards Association. In November of 2004, she became the first African-American female elected to the Orange County Board of Commissioners. She was re-elected in November of 2008 and served as Chair from 2008 – 2010. In 2012 she successfully ran for State House in District 50, representing Orange and Durham counties in the legislature.