Pittsboro Mayor Randy Voller said Thursday he plans to seek the Democratic Party chairmanship next year when David Parker steps down.
Voller, a 43-year old real estate executive, plans to hold a news conference Friday morning at state Democratic headquarters to announce his candidacy. He will likely face state Sen. Eric Mansfield of Fayetteville is expected to seek the party post.
A contest, said Voller, “will be good the party and everyone should emerge a winner.”
Voller, who is Chatham County Democratic chairman, said he would focus on party building if he was elected chairman. He said Chatham County had the highest turnout at 76.5 percent of any county in the state in November. He said the county raised $75,000 during the past year – a large figure for a modest sized county.