Nash Democrats select new party chairman


Dwight Jordan


Staff Writer

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Local Democrats have a new leader with a goal of concentrating on bread-and-butter issues.

Nashville resident Dwight Jordan said he plans to keep local folks abreast of the issues that impact their pocketbooks.

“These are challenging times for working families, teachers, students and our senior citizens,” Jordan said. “We need to ensure Democrats are elected to office in order for all working people to have a chance to succeed and for our students to excel.”

Jordan, a Nash County native, is a longtime community activist.

“I've been in politics a long time and an advocate for social justice locally and nationally,” Jordan said.

Jordan has his sights set on winning local seats and helping Democrats across the state regain control of the N.C. General Assembly.

Jordan was selected as party chairman by the Nash County Democratic Party Executive Committee.

Jordan is a customer support engineer in the automotive industry. He attended local schools and has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Augustine University in Raleigh.

One of his first official acts as party chairman is to announce a legislative update meeting for local Democrats set for next week.

N.C. Sen. Angela Bryant, D-Nash, and N.C. Rep. Bobbie Richardson, D-Franklin, are scheduled to address Democrats at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Rocky Mount Democratic Headquarters. They will give an update on what's happening in the state legislature and how it can affect local residents, Nash County and the whole state, Jordan said.

All Democrats are invited to attend the 6 p.m. meeting at the Nash County Democrat Headquarters in Crossroads Plaza at 1916 Stone Rose Road.