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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.

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  • 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




    North Carolina Council of State

    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



    Orange County Board of Commissioners

    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




    Orange County Officials

    District Attorney Jim Woodall

    Sheriff Charles Blackwood

    Register of Deeds Mark Chilton

    Clerk of Court Mark Kleinschmidt



    Carrboro Town Officials

    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*!



    Chapel Hill Town Officials

    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



    Hillsborough Town Officials

    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*!



    Chapel Hill/Carrboro Board of Education

    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!



    Mebane City Council

    Council Member Sean Ewing – Congratulations!



    Orange County Board of Education

    Chair Will Atherton

    Vice Chair Tony McNight

    Board Member Stephen Halkiotis

    Board Member Hillary MacKenzie

    Board Member Sarah Smylie

    Board Member Brenda Stephens



    Orange County Judges – Prosecutorial District 15B

    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



    Orange County Soil and Water Board of Supervisors

    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


    Deon Temne



    Town of Carrboro Mayor:

    Lydia E. Lavelle (I)




    Town of Carrboro Board of Aldermen:

    Steve Friedman


    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)


    Sue Hunter


    Tai Huynh


    Nancy Oates (I)


    Michael Parker (I)


    Amy Ryan


    Renuka Soll



    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:

    Shelby Dent


    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.