Hundreds of N.C. Democratic Party leaders from across the state will meet Saturday at Rolesville High School to elect a new chair.
The new chair will replace current chairwoman Patsy Keever, a former state legislator from Asheville who declined to seek a second term.
The frontrunner is former insurance commissioner Wayne Goodwin, who was recently endorsed by Gov. Roy Cooper. Goodwin lost his re-election bid in November to Republican Mike Causey.
The other candidates are Marshall Adame, president of the Hispanic Democrats of North Carolina; Dick Crews, chairman of the Avery County Democratic Party; and Janice Covington Allison, a transgender activist from Charlotte.
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The agenda for Saturday’s party convention also includes speeches from leading Democratic Party elected officials: Cooper, Attorney General Josh Stein, Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, State Auditor Beth Wood and N.C. Supreme Court Justice Mike Morgan.