A Wonderful Weekend of Politics
At 5:30pm, the big event of the day began. The Sanford-Hunt dinner. This year the dinner was at George K's off of Holden Rd, right around the corner from the Executive meeting at Koury. This dinner pays tribute to two wonderful Democrats from our great state. Terry Sanford and Jim Hunt.
Every moment of this event, which sold over 600 tickets, was exciting and inspirational. Congressman Brad Miller gave the opening speech. Senator Betty McCain gave an inspired speech. We all ate and conversed and waited for our keynote speaker. Gov Jim Hunt. This is the second time I have heard a Gov Hunt speak and both times I walk away an inspired Democrat and a better person. There are so many representatives to mention that were in attendance, so I'll just leave it at if you are anyone in the Democratic Party, you were there. If you weren't you missed a wonderful event and must go next year.
A huge hand to my State Party chair, Jerry Meek. For your leadership and your vision. I thank you.
Here are some pictures taken by my friend Jerimee Richer.
Keynote Speaker Gov Jim Hunt
Congressman Brad Miller
Senator Betty Ray McCain
State Representative Grier Martin engages with a Young Democrat.
8th Congressional District hopeful Larry Kissel at Sanford-Hunt
State Party Chair Jerry Meek