PRESS RELEASE from Hillary Clinton for President


April 30, 2008


Contact: North Carolina Press Office

Over 60 Elected Officials From Across North Carolina Endorse Hillary for President

Leaders Cite Hillary’s Leadership; Record on the Economy


On the heels of North Carolina Governor Mike Easley’s endorsement yesterday in Raleigh, the Clinton campaign today announced over 60 of North Carolina’s elected and former elected officials are endorsing Hillary for president. These leaders and community activists will support the campaign’s aggressive grassroots efforts in the Tar Heel State leading up to the May 6th primary.


“Hillary is the most qualified person for the job – she is a doer and a fighter,” said State Senator Julia Boseman. “I am impressed by her plans to bring health care to all Americans, lower gas prices, and create renewable energy solutions. She is the best for our country and the best for North Carolina.”

“I am supporting Hillary Clinton because she has real solutions to the problems created by the failed policies of the Bush administration, said Asheville Vice Mayor Jan Davis. “I appreciate her approach on many issues; especially, ending No Child Left Behind, ensuring health insurance for all Americans, and bringing about a realistic exit from Iraq.  She is clearly the best candidate to be the next President of the United States.”


“I am thrilled to receive the support of such a diverse and experienced group of North Carolina leaders,” said Senator Clinton. “I look forward to working with them as president to rebuild North Carolina’s middle class, jumpstart the economy, and help bring new jobs to their communities.”


Following are the North Carolina elected officials and former elected officials endorsing Hillary:


Vic Euliss, Councilmember, Graham (Alamance County)

Jerry Tolley, Mayor, Elon (Alamance County)

Gary Barber, Vice-Chair, Ashe County Commissioner (Ashe County)

Joan Brown, Alderwoman, Town of Black Mountain (Buncombe County)

Otto De Bruhl, Register of Deeds (Buncombe County)

Bob Christy Jr.  Clerk of Superior Court (Buncombe County)

Jan Davis, Vice-Mayor, Asheville (Buncombe County)

Susan C. Fisher, State Representative (Buncombe County)

Rosalie Phillips, Alderwoman, Black Mountain (Buncombe County)

Wade Nelms, County Commissioner (Cartert County)

Charlene Dowdy, Register of Deeds (Currituck County)

Gene Gregory, Vice-Chair, Currituck County Commissioner (Currituck County)

Steve Dolley, Former State Representative (Gaston County)

Sharon Harrell, Register of Deeds (Gates County)

Kay Cashion, Vice Chair, Guilford County Commissioner (Guilford County)

Jim Morgan, Former State Representative (Guilford County)

Jon Baker, City Council, Roanoke Rapids (Halifax County)

D.N. Beale, Mayor, Roanoke Rapids (Halifax County)

Ernest Bobbitt, City Council, Roanoke Rapids (Halifax County)

Ed Deese, City Council, Roanoke Rapids (Halifax County)

Jeff Fraizer, Sheriff (Halifax County)

Ed Liverman, City Council, Roanoke Rapids (Halifax County)

Robert Morgan, Former US Senator (Harnett County)

Councilmember, Hendersonville (Henderson County)

Brenda Bell, Register of Deeds, Statesville (Iredell County)

C.O. Johnson, City Council, Statesville (Iredell County)

Thurza McNair Jackson City School Board Member (Jackson County)

Donald Rains, Mayor, Princeton (Johnston County)

Allen Wellons, Former State Senator (Johnston County)

Robert Swinson, City Council, Kinston (Lenoir County)

Susan Rector, Register of Deeds (Madison County)

Susan Burgess, Mayor Pro Tem, Charlotte (Mecklenburg County)

Daniel G. Clodfelter, State Senator (Mecklenburg County)

Parks Helms, Mecklenburg County Commissioner (Mecklenburg County)

Jennifer Roberts, Chair, Mecklenburg County Commission (Mecklenburg County)

Frank Block, Former State Senator (New Hanover County)

Julia Boseman, State Senator (New Hanover County)

Mike Nelson, County Commissioner (Orange County)

Charles Ward, County Commissioner (Perquimans County)

Eugene James, Pitt County Commissioner (Pitt County)

Tom Taft, Former State Senator (Pitt County)

Stephen Tripp, Mayor, Ayden (Pitt County)

Beth Ward, County Commissioner (Pitt County)

Gerald Whitley, Mayor, Grimesland (Pitt County)

Tommy Melton, Chairman, Polk County Commissioner (Polk County)

Russell Walker, Former State Senator (Randolph County)

Roger Oxendine, County Commissioner (Robeson County)

Ronnie Sutton, State Representative (Robeson County)

John Bell, Wayne County Commissioner (Wayne County)

Lindy Brown, Wake County Commissioner (Wake County)

Roland M. "Bud" Gray, Chairman, Wayne County Commissioner (Wayne County)

Ray McDonald, Sr., Mayor, Mt. Olive (Wayne County)

Atlas Price, Vice Chair, County Commissioner (Wayne County)

Tom Rabon, Former State Representative (Wake County)

Betty Lou Ward, County Commissioner (Wake County)

Max Melton, Former State Representative (Union County)

Aaron Plyler, Former State Senator (Union County)

Tommy Garner, Vice-Chair, Yadkin County Commissioner (Yadkin County)

Hubert Gregory, Mayor, Yadkinville (Yadkin County)

Willaree Jobe, Register of Deeds (Yancey County)