The Dare County Democratic Party will meet in convention at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, at the Dare County Center in Manteo. Open to the public, the meeting will kick off with a brief coffee social at 9:30 am.
The packed agenda includes the adoption of a revised party platform, consideration of several important resolutions, and the election of two county officers, several district executive committee members, and delegates to the district and state conventions. Copies of the agenda and supporting documents can be found at this link.
Addressing the meeting as keynote speaker will be Dr. Dawn M. Adams. Adams was part of the Blue Wave that swept Virginia in the 2017 statewide elections. She will share lessons learned from her campaign and talk about why she decided to run for office.
Now representing District 68 (City of Richmond, Henrico, and Chesterfield) in the Virginia House of Delegates, Adams has lived in Richmond for more than 20 years. She has worked as a registered nurse, nurse practitioner, access-to-care researcher, and health advocate—often holding more than one job or working and attending school at the same time.
Since becoming a nurse practitioner, Adams has been a pioneer in every role and job she’s held. Most recently, she has directed the Office of Integrated Health for the commonwealth’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.
Throughout her career, Adams has been involved in helping her community, solving problems, and improving lives. She believes all people, regardless of background, inherently want the same things: well-being, safety, love, inclusion, job security, healthy food, and happiness.
Deeply concerned by the partisan rhetoric in today’s public discourse, Adams stresses the importance of finding common ground from which to start conversations.