The Democratic Party of
Rutherford County, North Carolina
Welcome! We are the Rutherford County Democratic Party, the chartered affiliate of the North Carolina Democratic Party. We represent the political interests of Rutherford County Democrats, not only through direct political action, but also through community service.
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In order to protect our member's health and in keeping with the state of emergency, we are postponing all in-person meetings. We will post information about upcoming virtual events and how to participate by phone or Internet as those plans are finalized.
The party headquarters is located at 142 West Main St., Forest City 28043.
Plan ahead to join fellow Dems at our annual Gala.
It will be held Friday, May 15, 2020 6:00pm at The Foundation at ICC.
There is no phone service for the headquarters. When you need information, please contact the appropriate individual using their contact numbers listed in this section.
Our mailing address is:
Rutherford County Democratic Party
PO Box 125
Forest City, NC 28043
(Don't send anything to the street address; there is no mail delivery there.)
The governing body of the Rutherford County Democratic Party is its Executive Committee, which consists of:
The Officers of the Executive Board
The Precinct Chairs and Vice-Chairs
The Presidents of any auxiliary clubs
All current Democratic elected officials in the county
Rutherford County Democratic Officers 2019
COUNTY CHAIR: Ken Jordan 828-691=5009
1st VICE CHAIR: Esther Lusk 973-477-3901
2nd VICE CHAIR: Eric Blanton 828-980-4110
3rd VICE CHAIR: Regina Mapp 828-429-3163
Treasurer: Rob Hensley 828-429-0961
Secretary: Rae Frykberg 828-429-7101
The 17 Rutherford County Democratic Precincts each select three officers: Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary. Precincts are not allowed to raise or spend money independently, so there is no treasurer function for the Precincts. The officers serve for two-year terms, and are elected at annual precinct meetings in odd-numbered years, at a date specified by the state party but usually in February or March.
PRECINCT OFFICERS PHONE
BOSTIC-SUNSHINE Volunteers Needed
CAMP CREEK-MT VERNON Volunteers Needed
CAROLEEN-CLIFFSIDE Volunteers Needed
CHIMNEY ROCK Esther Lusk, Chair 973-477-3901
Jim Kokoruda, VC 229-292-1454
Ken Jordan, S 828-691-5009
DANIELTOWN-SULPHUR SPRINGS Colleen Grossell, Chair 704-284-0618
David Parton, VC 828-245-7915
Libby Parton*, S 828-245-7915
DUNCAN CREEK-GOLDEN VALLEY Rose Bevington, Chair 828-453-0796
Brenda Goforth, VC 828-248-2896
ELLENBORO Anna Robinson, Chair 828-305-0500
Mindy Hill, VC 828-429-2497
Lucy Earls, S 828-453-8566
FOREST CITY #1 Racquel Hampton, Chair 828-962-8606
Shalyn Hampton*, VC 828-447-2863
Carolyn Camp, S 828-447-1287
FOREST CITY #2 Volunteers Needed
GILKEY-MORGAN Nell Bovender, Chair 828-429-9129
Robert “Van” Dotson, VC 828-748-8215
Cynthia Dotson, S 828-289-9557
GREEN HILL Eric Blanton, Chair 828-980-4110
Robert Hamilton, VC 704-732-1851
Vickie Searcy*, S 828-361-5932
HAYNES Volunteers Needed
RUTHERFORDTON #1 Volunteers Needed
RUTHERFORDTON #2 Volunteers Needed
SANDY MUSH Volunteers Needed
SPINDALE Sarah Morse, Chair 828-429-2128
UNION Volunteers Needed
Rutherford County Officials
Board of County Commissioners, A policy making body which sets the budget for operations.
Sheriff Clerk of Court Registrar of Deeds
Chris Francis Steve H. Owens Rachel Thomas
Board of Elections
Every two years the Board of Elections becomes the most important County agency in terms of Rutherford County politics. It's where you register to vote, where candidates register to run, and it runs the elections.
Mailing Address Physical Address
Rutherford County Board of Elections 298 Fairgrounds Rd.
P.O.Box 927 Spindale, NC 28160
Spindale, NC 28139
Debbie Bedford is the Director of Elections and oversees the county employees and poll workers who run the elections.