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Former NC Democratic Party director running for Pittsboro board

A few months after stepping down as executive director of the N.C. Democratic Party, Casey Mann has set her sights set on a smaller stage: The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners.

Mann announced Monday that she’s filing to run for office in the Chatham County town. She’s relatively new to Pittsboro; elections records show she was registered to vote in Guilford County until sometime last year.

“I have lived in Raleigh, Greensboro and Johnston County, and I am inspired by the people and culture of Chatham County and Pittsboro,” she said in a news release. “I have found my home.”

Mann already has a strong political connection in Pittsboro: Former Mayor Randy Voller, who hired Mann when he was chairman of the state Democratic Party. Both stepped down earlier this year as Patsy Keever was elected as chairwoman.

Mann’s news release says she’s been “consulting across the state” since leaving the state party.

And as for her platform for Pittsboro? She’s pushing for an ordinance that would allow golf carts on town streets. A car accident years ago left her unable to walk long distances.

“It would be so cool to roll around the Circle City in a golf cart instead of car,” she said.

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