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Chair – Shawn Eckles

My name is Shawn Eckles. A 37-year-old single male, I have no children.  I have resided in Troutman all those 37 years.  I attended Morehouse College in Atlanta for a degree in Political Science. During and after earning my two master’s degrees in health care management and marketing, I started my own marketing consulting firm, now named E-Marketing. Although I have several business relationships and clients across the country, I remain a Troutman resident. 

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First Vice Chair – Beth Kendall

Beth grew up in rural Wilkes County and then went to UNC Chapel Hill for her undergraduate degree and then Methodist University in Fayetteville for Physucian Assistant School. She currently works in urgent care, as a PA, at various offices around the greater Charlotte region. Beth lives in southeastern Iredell County with her husband Nick, stepchildren Jack and Claire, and golden retriever Miles. Beth is an avid runner and CrossFitter, and she has finished 27 marathons.

Beth was the Democratic Candidate for Iredell County Commissioner in 2018. She is passionate about electing democrats.

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Second Vice Chair – Bruce Anderson

Bruce is retired after a successful career as an outside salesman for electronic manufacturers, and was responsible for the Southeastern United States. Held Nemours low voltage & A/V certifications. 

He has served in a number of positions on a HOA executive board for a Charlotte community, including acting as president for a 279 home community, and held positions with business group connected to the Cabarrus County Chamber of Commerce.

As Second Vice Chair, Bruce organized 17 Iredall Precincts in 2019. He is the chair of Fallstown precinct, was the Iredell Ambassador for David Wilson Brown’s campaign, and aided Allen Edwards campaign for the NC House 84.

Looking to make a difference in Local, Congressional, and State elected officials with the following issues: Health care, education, infrastructure, voting rights and the environment.

 
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Third Vice Chair – Clay Pittman

Clay has been active in efforts to elect Democrats across North Carolina as a volunteer on numerous elections, a member of the College Democrats of North Carolina board, Deputy Communications Director of the North Carolina Democratic Party, and campaign manager of Ernie Ward for NC Senate. 

Clay is a graduate of NC State University and Washington & Lee School of Law.  He lives in Statesville with his wife Sarah and dog Beasley, and works as an attorney.

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Treasurer – Allen Edwards

Allen R. Edwards is a native of Union County, North Carolina.  He attended public school and earned degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill and the UNC School of Medicine.  He has practiced occupational medicine for over 30 years. He and his wife, Susan, live on the Catawba River in western Iredell County with their Jack Russell, Max, and their miniature dachshund, Gracie.  

Dr. Edwards was the Democratic candidate for North Carolina House District 84 in the 2018 election.