Regular Monthly Meeting
The Rowan Democrats regularly meet on the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at the County Building, 130 W. Innes, 2nd floor.
Judge Linda Stephens is the speaker for the February 25, 2016 meeting. She is up for re-election. It is important to learn about the "down ballot" candidates. See more information at www.judgelindastephens.org
Ron Elmer, a Democratic candidate for the office of North Carolina Treasurer, will speak at the December monthly meeting to the local Democratic Party.
Mr. Elmer, a Certified Public Accountant and a professional money manager has pledged to save North Carolina taxpayers $100 million by stopping the practice of contracting out the management of the state's stock portfolio. The state treasurer's office manages more than $90 billion in investment funds for the State of North Carolina including the State Employee and Teacher Retirement Fund, the State Health Plan and the Local Government Commission.
He holds degrees from Oklahoma University (BBA) and New York University (MBA) and the following certificates: CFA, CFP, and CPA in North Carolina. He formerly managed the Equity Fund as Vice-President for First Citizens Bank where he managed 2 billion dollars of the stock portfolio of the NC Retirement System. He has authored four books about investment management and has taught financial management. Currently he owns his own financial planning company in Cary, NC.
The Rowan County Democratic Party will meet Thursday, December 17 at 7 pm in the County Building, 130 W. Innes, Salisbury.
Sam Bridges will also be at the meeting speaking on behalf of Deborah Ross, primary candidate for the US Senate.
Two other Democrats have entered the primary, Deborah Ross and Chris Rey. the primary winner will face Republican incumbent Senator Richard Burr in November.