Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx and Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers will serve as co-chairs of the Host Committee of the 2012 Democratic Convention it was announced this morning.
Gov. Bev Perdue and Sen. Kay will serve as honorary co-chairs. Former Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt will serve as chair of the steering committee and former Gov. Jim Hunt will serve as honorary steering committee chair
The committees will help serve as the community's voice in planning the convention
“This bipartisan group of leaders, some from within and some outside of Charlotte, will ensure that the convention planning process connects to the Carolinas and beyond,” Foxx said.
The host committee members include Reps Kelly Alexander and Martha Alexander, former state party chair Barbara Allen, former Judge John Arrowood, schools superintendent June Atkinson, Michael Barnes, Tim Belk, former university system president Erskine Bowles, Congressman G.K Butterfield, Concetta Caliendo, Rep. Becky Carney, Nancy Carter, Dumont Clarke, former Congresswoman Eva Clayton, Sen. Dan Clodfelter, South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn, Harold Cogdell, Warren Cooksey, Pat Cotham, Rep. Tricia Cotham, Jeanette Council, state treasurer Janet Cowell, Raleigh businessman John Crumpler, Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, Sen. Charlie Dannnelly, Donald Davis, Aisha Dew, George Dunlap, Rep. Beverly Earle, Olma Echeverria, Doug Echols, former Ambassador Mark Erwin, former Congressman Bob Etheridge, Raleigh public relations executive Ken Eudy, Democratic consultant Scott Falmlen,
Also on the committee are Carol Fowler, Dale Frederiksen, former Chief Justice Henry Frye, state insurance commissioner Wyane Goodwin, , Jeffrey Graham, Sen. Malcolm Graham, former Rep. Parks Helms, Eliza Hernandez, David Howard, Yvonne Johnson, Larry Kernea, Patsy Kinse, Congressman Larry Kissell, Vilma Leake,Steve Lerner, Georgia Lewis, Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, former state Democratic chairwoman Betty Ray McCain, Congressman Mike McIntyre, John McNeill, Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker, Congressman Brad Miller, James Mitchell, Rodney Moore, Cornelia Olive, Scott Padgett, Robert Page, state Democratic chairman David Parker, Cyndee Patterson, Edwin Peacock, Democratic Congressman David Price, Betty Chafin Rash , Democratic Congressman Health Shuler, Congressman John Spratt, former Raleigh City Councilman Brad Thompson, Democratic National Committeeman Ed Turlington, John Verdejo, former party executive director Everett Ward, Joan Washington, Congressman Mel Watt, state auditor Beth Wood, Major General Cornell Wilson Jr. (Ret)
The steering committee members include state AFL-CIO president James Andrews, Dianne Bailey, Shannon Binns, Crandall Bowles, Jason Burgess, Brett Carter, Gabi Culpepper, Marni Eisner, Frank Emory, Mitchell Gold, Cameron Harris, Landra Johnson, Clifford Jones, Michael Jones, Cynthia Marshall, Michael Marsicano, state Rep. D.G. Martin, Angeles Ortega-Moore, Will Miller, Andrew Plepler, Karen Popp, Wilhelmenia Rembert, Jennifer Watson Roberts, Jim Rogers, Rabbi Judy Schindler, Stoney Sellars, Robert Stolz, Marion Sullivan, Mike Todd, and former Charlotte Mayor Richard Vinroot.
There are several Republicans, like Vinroot, serving on the two committees.