“The Rowan County Democratic Party buzzed with conversations among new and old friends, fun activities, and good food as they gathered at Sloan Park for their annual Fun Fest on August 13th. Amidst the sounds of happy kids at the playground and the plunk of cornhole played by all ages, the rounds of applause for strong candidates on the local, state, and national offices rose above it all. This pleasant August Saturday was a successful day of camaraderie and celebration for local Dems and many unaffiliated voters.”
The Rowan County Democratic Party buzzed with conversations among new and old friends, fun activities, and good food as they gathered at Sloan Park for their annual Fun Fest. Amidst the sounds of happy kids at the playground and the plunk of cornhole played by all ages, the rounds of applause for strong candidates on the local, state, and national offices rose above it all. This pleasant August Saturday was a successful day of camaraderie and celebration for local Dems and many unaffiliated voters.
Candidates included tried and true U.S. Congress candidate for District 8, Scott Huffman. First speaker among the candidates present, Huffman named numerous examples of legislation that his Republican opponent has recently voted against. Huffman, a veteran, was most incensed that anyone in Congress, regardless of party, would actually vote against veterans. He assured voters that he will support veterans and continued with examples of other recent legislation, ending with his support for reproductive health for women and a woman’s right to not be considered a second class citizen.
Tangela (Lucy Horne) Morgan, NC State Senate candidate for District 33, echoed Huffman’s strong start with examples of how her experience, expertise, and outlook can bring fresh ideas to make a real difference in the NC General Assembly. Raised in Stanley County and having lived in Rowan for the past twenty years, Morgan spoke of her humble beginnings and how her family instilled faith, education, and service – values she lives in her work life as a classroom teacher and currently as a school counselor for RSSS and values she will bring to the NC General Assembly.
Geoffrey Hoy, Democratic Party Chair, assured the crowd that the next 3 school board candidates were equally impressive.
Sabrina Harris, entrepreneur and long time business owner in Salisbury will represent Seat 6, Special. Harris assured the crowd that listening is as important as talking over one another during board meetings and that she can make a difference in how the school board pays concerted attention to each other, staff, parents, and children.
Ruth Marohn, a Spanish teacher at Carson and retiring in December from RSS, emphasized that she wants to see our students have the brightest future possible. She has new ideas to bring to the board as a teacher that are more in touch with the realities educators face daily. A candidate for Seat 3, South, Marohn intends to unseat her incumbent.
Ebony Rivers Boyd, Seat 4 – West, attended Knox Middle and graduated from Salisbury High School. After moving back to Rowan County to care for family, she first worked as a social worker before moving to the classroom with RSS. Now at Forsyth Tech, Boyd feels the current board lacks some key elements of true experience in the schools and believes she is ready and capable to help broaden those horizons.
Chair Hoy reminded the enthusiastic crowd that strong candidates need a strong following and encouraged all present to donate to their campaigns and sign up to volunteer as local Democrats organize to get out the vote for the 2022 midterms.