A record number of Young Democrats will represent North Carolina at the national convention this summer.
N.C. Young Democrat President Sam Spencer touted the 32 members in a statement Tuesday: "Young people across the state have done the hard work to get Barack Obama elected, and their energy and perseverance were rewarded during the delegate selection process. This is the first time we've sent anywhere close to this number of young delegates to a Democratic Convention."
The Young Democrats surpassed the party's affirmative action goal of 19. All together, nine young delegates and four young alternative delegates total were selected at the state Democratic Party convention last weekend. Another 21 were elected at district conventions May 19 and two Young Democrats are members of the DNC.
See the full list below.
Statewide Youth Delegates Elected:
Montica Talmadge (Raleigh)
Hon. Andy Ball (Boone)
Zack Hawkins (Durham)
Elena Botella (Charlotte/Durham)
Jake Gellar-Goad (Chapel Hill)
Chris Sgro (Greensboro)
Youth Alternates Elected:
Gabriel Seth Koch (Wilmington/Cornelius)
Corey Duvall (Franklin)
Kevin Smith (Raleigh)
Sidney Logan Echevarria (Belmont)
Youth Delegates Elected at the District Level:
Congressional District 1: Akilah Ensley (Greenville)
CD 2: Janie Dickens (Sanford)
CD 3: Monica Gibbs (Bayboro), Uriah Ward (Greenville)
CD 4: Matt Hughes (Hillsborough), Donald Hughes (Durham), Danielle Adams (Durham)
CD 8: Joy Ellison (Laurinburg)
CD 10: Nick Carpenter (Shelby), Chaz Beasley (Conover)
CD 11: Justin Conley (Franklin), Parker Sloan (Asheville), Sarah Zambon (Fletcher), Valerie Barnes (Asheville)
CD 12: Sam Spencer (Davidson), Vibhav Kollu (Concord), Vani Hari (Charlotte), Joy Cook (Greensboro), Ryan Eller (Winston-Salem), Ralph Rodland (High Point), Herve Mesa (Greensboro)
CD 13: Ryan Butler (Greensboro), Keylin Rivera (Greensboro), Rachyl Smith Woodward (Greensboro)