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Saturday, April 22, the Bladen County Democratic Party had an outstanding convention in Elizabethtown. Several members, elected and non-elected, provided exceptional remarks about the party’s past history, elections and are looking forward and excited about future challenges throughout the county, state and the nation. The elected chairwoman, Althea D. Weaver, stated “we must work together to be effective and profitable in the county”.

Officers of the African American Caucus, an official auxiliary of the North Carolina State Democratic Party, were in attendance. They indicated the main purpose of the auxiliary is to promote political participation, address and execute the uppermost needs, desires and concerns of Black voters within the Democratic Party.

Elections were held for county party officers and the 2023-2024 state executive members. The outcomes are: (Pictured above, left to right)

Rachel Mitchell – Secretary
Althea D. Weaver – Chairwoman
Dwight Sheppard – 1st Vice Chairman
Kimbrie Esters – 2nd Vice Chairwoman
Gloria Purdie – Treasurer
Hakeem Brown (not pictured) 3rd Vice Chairman

State Executive members from Bladen County are, pictured below, left to right, Marlow Grant, Althea Weaver and Dwight Sheppard.

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