PRESS RELEASE from Hillary Clinton for President


April 15, 2008


Contact: North Carolina Press Office

Clinton Campaign Announces North Carolina Women’s Leadership Council and Women for Hillary

Over 1,500 women across the Tar Heel State lend their support to Hillary


The North Carolina for Hillary campaign today unveiled its Women’s Leadership Council and names of over 1,500 North Carolina Women for Hillary. The announcement comes as women across the Tar Heel State, including four prominent national supporters – Reverend Marcia Dyson, National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy, political leader Irene Natividad, and Hillary’s longtime friend Betsy Ebeling – participate in a statewide Women’s Day of Action.


“I am excited to see the dedication of these women who have expressed their support for Hillary,” said Gladys Graves, former President of the North Carolina Association of Educators. “Senator Clinton has a long time commitment to the issues that North Carolinians care about including providing health care for every American, defending civil and human rights, standing up for nation’s children and boosting our failing economy. She is an intelligent and caring woman and we need someone like that in the White House.”


A complete list of women who are supporting Hillary is available upon request.


North Carolina Women’s Leadership Council


Wendy Lapish, Democratic Leader, Apex

Marie Colton, Former Speaker Pro Tempore, North Carolina House of Representatives, Asheville

Susan C. Fisher, State Representative, Asheville

Katie Morgan, Community Leader, Buies Creek

Behjat "Beth" Dehghan, President, Association of International Woman for Human Rights, Cary

Pat Orrange, Retired, National Education Association, Cary

Monica Smiley, Publisher/CEO, Enterprising Women, Cary

Jan Allen, Co-Founder of North Carolina Lillian's List, Chapel Hill

Jane Smith Patterson, Former Secretary of North Carolina Deptartment of Administration and Former Science & Technology Advisor to Govenor Jim Hunt, Chapel Hill

Melisse Shaban, CEO, Chrysallis, Chapel Hill

Amanda Vaughn, Director, Heels for Hillary, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, '09, Chapel Hill

Sarah West, Acclaro Solutions, Chapel Hill

Sarah Belk Gambrell, The Belk Foundation and Community Leader, Charlotte

Maria Boral, Community Leader, Charlotte

Crandall Bowles, Chair of The Springs Company, Charlotte

Susan Burgess, Mayor Pro Tempore, Charlotte City Council, Super Delegate, President of the North Carolina League of Municipalities, Charlotte

Jill Dinwiddie, Community Leader, Charlotte

Jill Flynn, Businesswoman, Charlotte

Hilda Gurdian, Community Leader, Charlotte

Bridget-Anne Hampden, Former Managing Director and Chief Information Officer, Corporate and Investment Banking Group, Wachovia Corporation, Charlotte

Stella Hastie, Educator, Charlotte

Mary Klenz, Community Leader, Charlotte

Louise McColl, Business Leader, Charlotte

Violeta Moser, Marketing Consultant, Charlotte

Cyndee Patterson, Former Member of the Charlotte City Council and Former Mayor Pro Tempore of Charlotte, Charlotte

Pat Patton, First Vice Chair, Mecklenburg County Democratic Party, Charlotte

Dolores Peregrino, Nurse, Charlotte

Betty Rash, Community Leader, Charlotte

Jennifer Roberts, Chair, Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners, Charlotte

Ruth Shaw, Former CEO, Duke Power, Charlotte

Brenda Stevenson, Pastor, New Outreach Christian Center, Charlotte

Mandy Carter, Community Organizer, Durham

Debbie Liebers, Community Leader, Fayetteville

Kay Cashion, Vice Chair, Guilford County Commission, Franklin

Julia Dolley, Community Leader, Gastonia

Linda Carlisle, Community Leader, Greensboro

Sallie Cone, Community Leader, Greensboro

Linda Hiatt, Community Leader, Greensboro

Julie Lapham, PhD, Non Profit Director, Greensboro

Susan Shore Schwartz, Executive Director, Cemala Foundation, Greensboro

Lisa Johnson, Community Leader, Hamptonville

Betsy Wells, Former Chair, Cleveland County Democratic Party, Kings Mountain

Alice Tingle, Kinston City Council, Kinston

Judy Gilbert, Former Chair, Lincoln County Democratic Party, Lincolnton

Betty Jo Polzin, Community Leader, Louisburg

Nancy Gulledge Rorie, Former President, North Carolina Democratic Women, Monroe

Alison Howey, Family Farmer, Monroe

Nola McCollum, Retired, Clerk of Court for Union County, Monroe

Glennie McGuirt, Former Chairperson, Union County Dem Party, Monroe

Dottie Nash, Monroe City Council, Monroe

Dorothy Plyler, Community Leader, Monroe

Barbara Allen, Former Chair, North Carolina Democratic Party, Raleigh

Catharine Biggs Arrowood, Attorney and Past President of the Wake County Bar Association, Raleigh

Kelly Barham, Community Leader, Raleigh

Lindy Brown, Wake County Commissioner, Raleigh

Juanita M. Bryant, International Past President, General Federation of Women’s Clubs  (GFWC), Raleigh

Betsy Buford, Former Deputy Secretary of Cultural Resources, Former Director of North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh

Betsy Conti, Community Leader, Raleigh

Dana Cope, President, State Employees Association North Carolina, Raleigh

Melinda Cope, Attorney, Raleigh

Linda Edmisten, Historic Preservationist, Raleigh

Caroline Finklea Sullivan, Former North Carolina State Democratic Party Finance Director, Raleigh

Berni Gaither, Former Forsyth County Democratic Party Chair, Former Candidate’s Chair, Lillian’s List, Raleigh

Gladys Graves, Former President, North Carolina Association of Educators, Raleigh

Judy Hunt, Former State Representative, Raleigh

Jeanette W. Hyde, Businesswoman, Former Ambassador, Raleigh

Betsy McCrodden, Former Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals, Raleigh

Sylvia O'Kelly, Music Composer, Singer, Raleigh

Margaret Riddle, Past President, North Carolina Women's Forum, Raleigh

Jo Anne Sanford, Former Chair, North Carolina Utilities Commission, Raleigh

Alysha Sheetes, Student Leader, North Carolina State University, '11, Raleigh

Betty Lou Ward, Wake County Commissioner, Raleigh

Betsy Watson, Past President, Wake County Democratic Women, Raleigh

Phyllis Lee, Roanoke Rapids City Manager, Roanoke Rapids

Becky Wallace, Former U.S. Marshal, Troy

Julia Boseman, State Senator, Wilmington

Dana Brinkley, Student Leader, North Carolina State University, '10, Wilmington

Betty Ray McCain, Former North Carolina Secretary of Cultural Resources, Wilson

Maya Angelou, Poet & Professor, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem

Janet Bennett, Community Leader, Winston-Salem

Kimberly Clark, Ph.D, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem

Ashley O. Thrift, Attorney, Winston-Salem

Dr. Julianne Thrift, Former President, Salem College, Winston-Salem

Emily Herring Wilson, Writer, Winston-Salem

Wendy Block, Community Leader, Wrightsville Beach

Jill Hendrickson, Community Leader, Zebulon