Nina Szlosberg-Landis, a former member of the state Board of Transportation from Raleigh, has sent out a letter saying she plans run for first vice chair of the state Democratic Party.
Long active in Democratic Party and environmental circles, Szlosberg-Landis, said the party needs new leadership having suffered through “two very tough election cycles with devastating outcomes.''
“As you know,” I have been involved in party politics for a long time now; working at the grassroots and grass tops levels,'' she writes. “Organizing on the ground and raising money. Developing strategy and running tactics. And now, in a more formal leadership role, I want to dedicate the next two years supporting our party and reorganizing the state.'' She stepped down from the state transportation board after the December meeting.
The state Democratic Executive Committee is scheduled to meet in Durham on Feb. 2nd.
There is already a competition for state party chair with state Sen. Eric Mansfield of Fayetteville and Pittsboro Mayor Randy Voller seeking the top party post.