NC Senate District 23

Senatorial District 23 Committee Meeting to Appoint Kinnaird Successor

The NC Senatorial District 23 Democratic Party Executive Committee will convene to appoint Former Senator Ellie Kinnaird's replacement at this meeting. You can read more about the candidates here.

There are four members on this committee, two from Orange County, who control 446 votes, and two from Chatham County, who control 212 votes. The members of the committee are as follows:

  • Wanda Hunter, Orange County,, 919-929-9655
  • Samantha Cabe, Orange County, 919-928-5701
  • Donald Knowles, Chatham County, 919-968-0844
  • George Lucier, Chatham County, 919-548-4151


Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 6:00pm


Holmes Room, Chatham County Library, 197 NC Hwy 87 North, Pittsboro, NC

In support of Valerie

I wrote yesterday in support of the idea of Sally Green replacing Ellie Kinnaird. Today I see that Valerie Foushee has actually thrown her hat in the ring and I think she would make a magnificent replacement for Senator Kinnaird. Valerie has the county-wide experience needed and the respect of all the constituencies she has already served in so many ways. Having said that, I think I better focus on my own race. 

Today I ordered my first campaign "visual aids." (I guess the teacher in me will come out one way or another.) I would say what it is, but I don't want to give any ideas to my opponents. I am very excited and hope the green and red colors we chose will look as bright and beautiful as they do on the computer. My 17-year-old daughter, Sofia, said it looked "pretty cool." I know I am not a particularly "cool" mom, but maybe my "cool" factor is high enough for Town Council?

State Senator Ellie Kinnaird Resigns

From an email just received:

Dear Friends,

This is my last newsletter to you. After a great deal of thought, I have decided to resign my position in the North Carolina Senate. It has been a great privilege and I have been honored to be chosen to represent the people of this district. Thank you for the opportunity to serve in this way, thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas and for your support over the years.

Candidate Filing Period: Open Thread

The candidate filing period for the May 8 primary elections begins today at noon. In Orange County, 10 seats in various state and county races are up for grabs.

Kinnaird to Run for 8th NC Senate Term

Ellie Kinnaird has announced that she will running for re-election to the NC Senate this year. In past years she claimed that she was ready to retire, but only if she could find a suitable female replacement.  Here's the press release:

North Carolina State Senator Ellie Kinnaird
Contact: Senator Ellie Kinnaird
919 824-5240

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012




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