Fountain OdomFormer NC Senator Fountain Odom was elected chair of the Dare County Democratic Party at the annual convention on Saturday. Odom, who lives in Manteo with his wife, is a semi-retired attorney with a long history of community and public service. Odom will serve as chairman through the party convention in April of 2015.
Odom cited his memories of working with former NC Senator Marc Basnight for the benefit of all of North Carolinians. He received a standing ovation when he cited the progress in education, jobs and health care the state made during Basnight’s leadership and called for a return to policies that united our state rather than the division preached by the state’s current Republican leadership.
Fountain Odom was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina to sharecropper parents from south Georgia who gave him the moniker of Thomas LaFontine Odom. An elementary teacher and classmates added the nickname of Fountain for talking too much. His blended family consists of 6 children and 11 grandchildren. His hobbies include beekeeping, growing Christmas trees, owning a vineyard, composing music, and establishing a nutraceutical company.
His public service includes: 14 years as a North Carolina State Senator; six years as a Mecklenburg County Commissioner (two years as chair and two years as vice chair); and six years on the Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation Commission (two years as chairman).
A newspaper profile on Fountain Odom referred to him as an uncommon common man. He has received numerous awards, including a Presidential citation and American Red Cross award for saving a young boy from drowning and, more recently, Beekeeper of the Year from the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association.

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Did you know: Voting rights
Commentary by Jim Caverly, Chair, Duck NC precinct.

Pre registration for 16 & 17 year olds
Did you know: On January 1, 2010 HB 908 was put into action allowing 16 &17 to preregister and becoming eligible to vote automatically when they turned 18
160,000 young people statewide were able to vote in 2012 through the DMV or State Board of elections registration efforts.
In 2010 only 2 other states had a law engaging our 16 and 17 year olds to become 1st class citizens.

Did you know: On June 25th 2013 the United States Supreme Court struck down part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, declaring Section 4 unconstitutional. Opening the door for unchecked and unconstitutional changes to our state voting laws
North Carolina did not waste any time, and on August 12th 2013 Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 589 into effect.
Ironically As North Carolina repeals the law allowing 16 & 17 year olds to pre-register to vote, 5 days earlier Colorado becomes the 9th state in the nation to adopt a law allowing preregistration.

From HB589 title it clams to “TO PROMOTE THE ELECTORAL PROCESS THROUGH EDUCATION AND INCREASED REGISTRATION OF VOTERS”
It’s laws do the exact opposite of its stated intent.

Did you know: that we the people can unite and ask our representatives to re-create this wonderful legislation and have it return to law, but we must unite.

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2014 Dare County Democratic Party Convention Details

April 8, 2014

The Dare County Democratic Party will hold our annual convention on Saturday, April 12th at 10 a.m. at the Dare Center in the Dare County Administrative Complex on Roanoke Island. A social with coffee and doughnuts will begin at 9:15 a.m.  The convention is open to the public though only delegates elected by their precinct […]

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Draft 2014 – 2015 Platform

March 29, 2014

The draft platform presented below will be considered for adoption at the County Convention on April 12th at 10 a.m. at the Dare Center in Manteo. The  proposed rules for consideration and adoption of the platform  are listed at the end of the Draft Platform. Draft 2014 – 2015 Platform   Dare County Democrats take […]

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Dare County Primary Election Information 2014

March 29, 2014

The May Primary Election has 4 contested races for local seats.  You can find information about the candidates at the links below. View a sample_ballot NC Supreme Court Robin Hudson Website Facebook We urge everyone to vote for Justice Robin Hudson in this important primary. News and Observer article about why this race is important. Why Judges […]

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Precincts to meet this week.

March 12, 2014

Precinct Meetings are scheduled as follows: Buxton - To Be Determined Chicamacomico - Thurs. March 20, 6:00 P.M., Rodanthe Community Center. East Lake - To Be Determined Frisco:  Tuesday March 18th,  6:30PM,  Frisco Fire Station, Frisco, NC Hatteras – To Be Determined Wanchese - Sat. March 22nd. 10:00 A.M., Wanchese Community Buidling, Wanchese NC County Convention Scheduled at a New […]

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