Jones Announces run for N.C. House of Representatives- District 40 (Marilyn Avila's Seat)

William "Watt" Jones of Wake Forest has officially filed as a Candidate for the North Carolina House of Representatives in House District 40. This campaign will not be about me. It is about the future of the Citizens of Wake County and North Carolina. We need to continue to have the best education system in the country, not 49th. We need to assist in providing Jobs for people who are unemployed and cant find work ...due to the economy. We need a more fair tax system in North Carolina that does not benefit large corporations and forget's the poor and middle class. We need to provide incentives where small businesses can grow in North Carolina to help provide those jobs. More important, our elected officials need to listen to the people who elect them to office, not special interests. My website will hopefully be up soon to accept volunteers and campaign donations. We all need to work together to solve our states problems! We are tired of late night sessions and the Republicans empty promises.

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Orange County Democrats HQ Opening

Recently the Orange County Democratic Party signed a lease for office space located at 209 Lloyd Street (Suite 310 – back of the building) in Carrboro. The office is very amenable to what the Party’s work will be in 2012 and hopefully beyond into the future.

Currently, we’re allowing the Coalition to Protect N.C. Families, OCDP is a coalition partner, to use our office space for the purposes of turning out the vote against Amendment 1. This is just part of the strategy we've adopted in promoting Democratic values in Orange County and statewide, especially since Orange County, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough all offer same-sex partner benefits that will be unconstitutional under this amendment.

This year will be a tough one, but will be one where we will fight night and day until November 8th to play our part in taking back the General Assembly and defeating Pat McCrory. We also will be pushing forward in promoting our candidates in Orange County in the general election.

We will be officially opening our office this coming Saturday, February 25th from 2pm to 4pm. The event will be a potluck, so if you plan on attending, please email our secretary Vicki Boyer (vicki.boyer@orangedems.com) to let her know what you’re bringing.

Additionally, we’re happy to take donations in the form of monetary or in-kind donations (office supplies, folding chairs, tables, etc). If you have an in-kind donation that you’d like to make, you can contact our 3rd vice-chair, Ann Demaine (ann.demaine@orangedems.com).

We invite you to join us on the path to victory!