Former state representative. and congressional candidate Patsy Keever of Asheville was elected first vice chairwoman of the state Democratic Party in Greensboro on Saturday.
Keever replaces Nina Szlosberg-Landis of Raleigh, who resigned in June citing differences with Chairman Randy Voller.
Keever, chairwoman of the Buncombe County Democrats, was credited with organizing a bus trip for teachers to a "Moral Monday" protest in Raleigh and organizing the recent "Mountain Moral Monday" in Asheville.
-- Lynn Bonner