If you missed the May Breakfast, here’s a recap. Mark your calendars for the June 8th Breakfast.

Rowan County Democrats gathered on May 11 to continue their goal to educate local voters before the 2024 election through direct contact with candidates on the local, state, and national level. It was the usual well attended breakfast as voters heard from Misti Williams, campaign manager for Mo Green, candidate for NC Superintendent of Public Instruction, https://www.mogreenfornc.com/, as well as U.S Congressional District 6 candidate, Andy Craighill-Middleton.  https://www.andycm4congress.com/

Williams focused on two pillars of the Green platform, “to fully fund public schools, a moral obligation,” and the importance to “revere” all public educators and staff and to “pay them what they’re worth.” She then highlighted the differences between Green and his opponent, providing specific examples of Green’s experience, character and integrity when compared to his opponents words, actions, and statements about public schools. She encouraged listeners to have serious conversations with all voters, particularly educators, regarding these important differences and ended with a Martin Luther King quote that guides candidate Mo Green, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education.”

Craigehill-Middleton, former RCDP Third Chair, spoke of his decision to run as a write-in candidate for the unopposed 6th Congressional District that encompasses Davidson, Davie and Rowan Counties, as well as parts of Cabarrus, Forsyth and Guilford Counties. He described his platform goals and shared his personal motivations to serve as an elected representative in Washington and his work to learn more from the people of the 6th District. “This year, I’m making sure we have representation that cares about our community. I’m Andy Craighill-Middleton, and I’m a dad who’s not tolerating what I can’t change anymore – I’m changing what I can’t tolerate. Are you with me?”

RCDP Chair Geoffrey Hoy reminded all of the integrity that running for office and wearing the title of politician can bring for the common good, commenting specifically about the good character of our 2024 Democratic candidates. He then introduced the two local candidates in attendance at the breakfast, Joanne Chesley, NC House, District 83, https://www.votechesley.com/, that includes Kannapolis and parts of Rowan and Cabarrus counties and Tangela Morgan, NC Senate District 33, that includes all of Rowan and Stanly Counties. Chesley shared campaign dates for community conversations in the Kannapolis area. Morgan, arriving after a Saturday morning of tutoring students, indicated that her campaign will be in full gear with the end of the public school year. 

Local elected official, Kannapolis City Councilperson, Jeanne Dixon, invited all to celebrate Kannapolis’ first ever Juneteenth on Wednesday, June 19th, and encouraged all to attend the full day of planned events. Chair Hoy and others listed other events that  include canvassing days, Senior Democrats meeting, and the June 8th Breakfast with speakers Natasha Marcus, for NC Commissioner of Insurance and Braxton Winston for NC Commissioner of Labor.

For additional information and to contact Rowan County Democratic Party visit https://rowancountydemocrats.com/ or visit candidate websites and pages for event details.