David Ulmer was re-elected chair of the Wake Libertarian Party at the annual county convention April 24. Travis Groo was elected vice chair. Patrick Bowersox was re-elected secretary and Brad Hessel will serve another term as treasurer. Bruce Basson, former vice chair, will fill the at-large member position.
"It has been very personally rewarding to be a part of this group for the last few years," Ulmer said in his state of the party address. "We have made so much progress and are attracting some really quality people.”
Wake Libertarians ran a record number of candidates in 2016 and received a record number of votes.
“People now coming to the party are people who are already leaders in their community, great family members, just really good people."
He cited as an example Tim Jowers, who ran for county commissioner. Sadly, Jowers and his family were killed in a car accident shortly before the election.
“We’re going to do really well in 2020, I really believe that. We will have people sharing a message about being positive .... spreading that message, people who are kind, compassionate people, talking to voters about issues that matter.”
The convention selected delegates to the state convention set for May 31 to June 2 at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. If you are a WakeLP member and want to go, contact David Ulmer.
The convention also revised the plan of organization.