Martin O’Malley coming to Dare County

Gov. martin O'MalleyOn Thursday, Sept. 22, former Gov. Martin O’Malley will be in Dare County to support the local Democratic Party candidates, as well as the rest of the Democratic slate for the 2016 General Election.

Most recent in his political career, O’Malley ran in the Democratic Primary seeking the nomination to run for president. He dropped out of the race after coming in third in the Iowa caucus.

Previous to that bid, he served as governor of Maryland, mayor of Baltimore, and as a Baltimore city councilor, each of which he served eight years.

While governor, he signed laws making illegal immigrants who were brought to this country as children eligible for in-state college tuition and legalized same sex marriage in that state. Each of those laws were the results of voter referendums which were upheld by a majority of the voting public.

The event will be held Thursday, Sept. 22,  from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe on Nags Head Causeway and includes a light lunch. All are invited.

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Democratic candidates for the Dare County Commissioner, NC Senate and NC House will be at the the Dare Center in Manteo on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. for a face-to-face meeting with voters.  The event will include  social time with refreshments and an town hall style question and answer session with the candidates. Candidates attending are:

Brownie Futrell – NC Senate Distrct 1
Warren Judge – NC House District 6
Rosemarie Doshier – Dare County Commissioner District 1,
John Towler – Dare County Commissioner District 2,
Monica Thibodeau – Dare County Commissioner District 3,
Danny Couch – Dare County Commissioner District 4,

Who:  Commissioner and NC House candidate
What:  Social and Town Hall forum
When: Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m..
Where: Dare County Center, 950 Marshall C Collins Dr Manteo NC

An additional forum will be held on Oct. 5 at the Kern Pitts Center in Southern Shores.

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