Under the Dome

N.C. Democrats tout convention delegates diversity

The N.C. Democratic Party sent along a memo this week with stats highlighting the diversity of its national convention delegation. Take a look below:

185 total people in the delegation including delegates, pages and committee members.

The 2012 delegation exceeded our goals in 6 of 7 Affirmative Action categories, and we met all goals overall.  More about our party's goals and efforts to meet them can be found on pages 24-27 of the delegate selection plan. (The delegate selection plan can be found here.

The North Carolina delegation is made up of;

92 females

92 males

88 African Americans

13 LGBT delegates

5 Asian/Pacific Islanders

6 physically challenged individuals

9 Hispanic/Latino delegates

3 Native Americans

Other Facts:

Oldest Delegate: Charles Johnson of Rocky Mount, who is 90 years of age.

Youngest Delegate: Vibhav Kollu of Concord who is 18 years of age.

Farthest West Delegate: Corey Ethan Duvall, Macon County.     

Farthest East Delegate: Susan Harman-Scott, Dare County.

Average age of the delegation is 52 years old.

Number of Delegates under 35 years old: 37. 

Number of Delegates over 65 years old: 44.

There was a 10-fold increase in youth delegates (under 35) from the 2008 delegation.

There was a three fold increase in the LGBT representation in the delegation from 2008.

Notable Delegates:

Sam Spencer, President, Young Democrats of NC

Elizabeth Redenbaugh, former Republican and recipient of the 2011 John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Award.

Olma Echeverri, Chair, Hispanic Democrats of NC

Ryan Butler, President, LGBT Democrats of NC

Keylin Rivera, Vice-President, College Democrats of NC

George Battle, Bishop AME Zion Church

John Verdejo, North Carolina DNC Member

Frank Deaton, Chairman, 9th District Democratic Party

Brenda Stevenson, Reverend at New Outreach Ministries

Jeff Thigpen, author of 'On Point: Voices and Values of Young Elected Officials'

Katherine Alexander, President of Hispanic-American Democrats of Mecklenburg County


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