We work to elect those whose ideas, policies and mission are to create good jobs and an economy that works for everyone, to provide a quality education from pre-k through college, to protect the civil rights of all people, and to build strong communities across our state where people have access to affordable healthcare and clean air and drinking water. Simply put - we believe in equality, opportunity, and prosperity for all.
December 13, 2019
The Orange County Democratic Party is proud of our Democratic elected officials.
Please join us in congratulating all our newly elected and re-elected* officials noted below (*re-elections indicated with an asterisk).
Democratic elected officials who reside in Orange County are voting members of our County Executive Committee.
For more information about ALL elected officials, go to the Orange County Board of Elections website.
Updated December 2019
Federal Government: U.S. House of Representatives
Representative David Price
NC Congressional District 4
2162 Rayburn Building; Wash, DC 20515; Phone: 202-225-1784
Governor Roy Cooper
Attorney General Josh Stein
State Auditor Beth Wood
Secretary of State Elaine Marshall
North Carolina General Assembly (aka; NC State Legislature)
State Senator Valerie Foushee
NC Senate District 23
State Representative Verla Insko
NC House District 56
State Representative Graig Meyer
NC House District 50
Chair Penny Rich
OC District 1
Vice Chair Renee Price
OC District 2
Commissioner Jamezetta Bedford
OC District 1
Commissioner Earl McKee
OC District 2
Commissioner Mark Dorosin
OC District 1
Commissioner Mark Marcoplos
Commissioner Sally Greene
District Attorney Jim Woodall
Sheriff Charles Blackwood
Register of Deeds Mark Chilton
Clerk of Court Mark Kleinschmidt
Mayor Lydia Lavelle – Congratulations*!
Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Foushee
Council Member Damon Seils – Congratulations*!
Council Member Susan Romaine – Congratulations!
Council Member Jacqueline Gist
Council Member Randee Haven-O’Donnell
Council Member Sammy Slade – Congratulations*!
Mayor Pam Hemminger – Congratulations*!
Mayor Pro Tem Michael Parker – Congratulations*!
Council Member Jessica Anderson – Congratulations*!
Council Member Allen Buansi
Council Member Hongbin Gu
Council Member Tai Huynh – Congratulations!
Council Member Amy Ryan – Congratulations*!
Council Member Rachel Schaevitz
Council Member Karen Stegman
Mayor Jennifer Weaver – Congratulations!
Mayor Pro Tem Mark Bell – Congratulations*!
Commissioner Robb English – Congratulations on your appointment!
Commissioner Kathleen Ferguson
Commissioner Matt Hughes – Congratulations*!
Commissioner Evelyn Lloyd – Congratulations*!
Chair Mary Ann Wolff
Vice Chair Amy Fowler
Board Member Joal Broun
Board Member Rani Dasi – Congratulations*!
Board Member Jillian La Serna – Congratulations!
Board Member Deon Temne– Congratulations!
Council Member Sean Ewing – Congratulations!
Chair Will Atherton
Vice Chair Tony McNight
Board Member Stephen Halkiotis
Board Member Hillary MacKenzie
Board Member Sarah Smylie
Board Member Brenda Stephens
Resident Superior Court Judge Carl Fox
Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour
Chief District Court Judge Joe Buckner
District Court Judge Jay Bryan
District Court Judge Beverly Scarlett
District Court Judge Samantha Cabe
District Court Judge Sherri Murrell
Supervisor William C. (Chris) Hogan
Supervisor Heather Main
Supervisor Roger Tate
December 01, 2019
National Convention Delegates will cast their vote to select the next Democratic Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates and to adopt the Party's National Platform at the convention in Milwaukee.
North Carolina Democrats are committed to a transparent process that ensures that the delegates we send to the 2020 National Convention in Milwaukee represent the voters of this state. That's why our Delegate Selection Plan is public and voted on by our State Executive Committee.
To learn more and find out how to become a Delegate, visit the NCDP's guide - here.
November 03, 2019
This year we vote for:
Municipal offices in Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Mebane and the Chapel Hill – Carrboro City School Board. Our votes matter - local officials make decisions that directly affect our daily lives.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 5 from 6:30 am-7:30 pm:
- Find your election day precinct polling location (and sample ballot) - here.
- Photo identification is NOT required to vote in any 2019 election; more info – here.
Is your voter registration up to date?
- Check your voter registration – here.
If you've already voted:
- Volunteer as a Poll Greeter on Election Day (it's lots of fun!) – here.
Democratic candidates for the November 2019 general election (note - incumbents indicated with an “I”):
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education:
Rani Dasi (I)
Jillian La Serna
Town of Carrboro Mayor:
Lydia E. Lavelle (I)
Town of Carrboro Board of Aldermen:
Susan S. Romaine
Damon Seils (I)
Sammy Slade (I)
Town of Chapel Hill Mayor:
Pam Hemminger (I)
Joshua James Levenson
Town of Chapel Hill Town Council:
Jessica (Jess) Anderson (I)
Nancy Oates (I)
Michael Parker (I)
Town of Hillsborough Mayor:
Jennifer (Jenn) Weaver
Town of Hillsborough Board of Commissioners:
Mark Bell (I)
Matt Hughes (I)
Evelyn P. Lloyd (I)
City of Mebane City Council:
Sean C. Ewing
October 13, 2019
Early voting will begin soon in the 2019 Municipal elections - join us as a Poll Greeter!
Poll greeting is one of the most fundamental ways to engage voters with a smile, a friendly hello and information.
In Orange County, we have many newly registered voters who will be voting for the first time, and this interaction can form a long-lasting positive impression of their voting experience that leads them to vote again and again.
We are now accepting sign-ups for priority early voting shifts; you can signup - here.
Watch the sign-up page for more shifts, for both early voting and for Election day. Thank you for helping to turn NC blue - one voter interaction at a time!
September 27, 2019
The OCDP County Executive Committee, by acclaim, has elected Brian Crawford as 3rd Vice Chair and Phyllis Portie-Ascott as 4th Vice Chair.
Read more about these two dedicated Democrats:
Brian Crawford, 3rd Vice Chair
Brian is a public servant and attorney who lives in St. Mary’s Precinct. Brian has served as Chair of the Orange County Planning Board and founding Chair of the county’s Affordable Housing Advisory Board. Brian has also served OCDP as an officer. Brian is looking forward to an opportunity to add leadership to the party and a clear voice for the constituents that we must continue to serve.
Phyllis Portie-Ascott, 4th Vice Chair
Phyllis is a wife, mother, business owner and ordained minister who has lived in Northern Orange since 2005. Currently, she chairs the Northern Orange Black Voters Alliance and is Secretary for the Northern Orange NAACP. Recently elected to the State Executive Committee, Phyllis is excited about the opportunity to be even more involved in helping the Party achieve its current goals in Orange County.