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.
The party headquarters is located at 142 West Main St., Forest City 28043.
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 email@example.com
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 E-MAIL PHONE
CAMP CREEK-MT VERNON Available
CAROLEEN-CLIFFSIDE Jerry Wease, Chair 704-300-6922
Jason Wease, VC 828-305-4505
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 Available
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
RUTHERFORDTON #1 Michael Lane, Chair 828-288-2658
Margaret Dwiggins, VC 828-429-2365
Marc Gaddy, S 336-416-4094
RUTHERFORDTON #2 Available
SANDY MUSH Phyllis Washburn, Chair 828-395-0943
Tyrell Peeler*, VC 828-829-6012
Leslie James, S 828-395-7561
SPINDALE Sarah Morse, Chair 828-429-2128
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.
Our junior Senator is Republican Thom Tillis, who defeated Kay Hagan in 2014. The term is 6 years, so he will be up for re-election in 2020.
Our senior Senator is Richard M. Burr, a Republican from Winston-Salem, who was re-elected to a 6-year term in 2016, and will not face re-election until 2022. He has declared that this term will be his last.
Our Congressman is Patrick McHenry, a Republican, who represents our new 10th Congressional District. Congressmen are elected to 2-year terms, and are up for re-election each cycle.
Our Representative in Raleigh
Our Governor is Roy Cooper, a Democrat who was elected in 2016 and will be up for re-election in 2020. Governors are term-limited to two four-year terms.
Our Representative in the State General Assembly is David Rogers, a Republican from Rutherfordton who represents the 112th district.
Our State Senator is Republican Ralph Hise, who represents the 47th Senatorial district, and was re-elected in 2016. State senators serve two-year terms.