11th Congressional District

As of this morning, Dec. 8, 2017, NC District 11 has 3 Democratic candidates running in the 2018 primary for the Congressional seat.
Dr. Steven Woodsmall from Transylvania County joins Phillip Price from McDowell County and Dr. Scott Donaldson from Henderson County.  To help inform and educate our voters, please invite all of these candidates to your events and encourage voters to visit their websites and Facebook pages.  We wish each of them the very best of luck.
Here are the links:
Phillip Price – https://price4wnc.org/ , https://www.facebook.com/phill ippriceforcongress/ , @phillippriceforcongress
Steven Woodsmall – https://www.facebook.com/Woods mallforCongress2018/ , @woodsmallforcongress2018
United We Win,
Kathy Sinclair, Chair

Details from the Dec. 6, 2017 District 11 Meeting

Julia provided a very interesting “County Training Preview.” She created a graphic on newsprint that indicated the roles of counties & their precincts and candidates. The county/precinct’s role is basically to organize and insure that the democratic base/core voters will vote  (and not allow themselves to be divided if their favored candidate did not win in the primary.) The goal, of course, is to elect Democrats.
The candidate’s job is to focus mostly on “Persuadables” — unaffiliated community members or even Republicans who might tip either way. Their job is to broaden the net beyond core Dem voters into the community to maximize engagement beyond the role of precinct workers who need to engage  and motivate their precinct members to Get Out The Vote. This distinction was very interesting. She relayed much more info.
A second mini-workshop involved Listening Training. This training focused on ways to listen, how to ask questions that deepen understanding and build relationships, how to avoid getting into a debating contest, and how to manage challenging statements that get under our skin.

Upcoming Dates for 2018 from the District 11 Meeting on Dec. 6, 2017

January 3, 2018:  A full D-ll meeting will not be held in Asheville in January. Instead, all counties will meet by clusters. Our cluster is composed of Haywood, Madison, and Yancy. Norm Hoffman and/or Myrna Campbell from Haywood will organize the meeting. The agenda items that were suggested were (1) Focus on common races, and (2) Strategies for getting out the vote but the agenda can be whatever our cluster wants it to be.
February March & onward D-11 meetings will resume at the Buncombe Dem Headquarters bldg (as far as I know).
January 27    SEC Meeting
Feb 5-19         Precinct organization period
February 7    Next full Executive committee meeting — TENTATIVE
March 24-31     County Conventions (8 day period)
April 14         Unity dinner in Raleigh
May 5         District Conventions
April 28        Training day for members of all county clusters. Training that will include us will be coordinated by members of Yancy County. I believe Shirlyn Sullins will be contacting us about details. Topics may include: Listening, canvassing, phone banking, vote building, conducting meetings.
June 9         State Convention in Raleigh
June 9         Sanford Hunt Frye in Raleigh
October 6     Western Gala in Asheville

NC District 11 Democratic Party
Monthly Meeting
October 4, 2017, 6:30 PM
Buncombe County DP Headquarters


NC Congressional District 11 Democratic Party
Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
6:30 PM
Buncombe County Democratic Party Headquarters
951 Old Fairview Road, Asheville, NC  28803

 County Executive Committees and links:

2017 – 2019 Elected Officials for the 11th Congressional District

Chairwoman:  Kathy Sinclair
1st Vice Chair:  Brian Burgess
2nd Vice Chair:  Canyon Woodward
3rd Vice Chair:   Lorenzo Pedro 
Secretary:  Norm Bossert
Treasurer:  Gayle Wayne