Charles McLawhorn, Jr. has served as the Chairman of the Pitt County Democratic Party since 2015. A respected attorney, he grew up on a tobacco and dairy farm in the quiet Pitt County community of Renston, which is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since 2015, Chairman McLawhorn's leadership has improved Democratic performance in county-wide races, delivering a number of critical wins for statewide candidates and re-energizing local Democrats through our precinct organizations. In 2018, Democrats won 16 out of 19 contested races in Pitt County, and 33 out of 37 races in 2020.
A lifelong Democrat, Ann Huggins has served as the 1st Vice Chair of the Pitt County Democratic Party since 2015. She has previously served as a Precinct Chair, as well as one of Pitt County's delegates to the North Carolina Democratic Party State Executive Committee. In addition to her duties for the party, Huggins currently serves District 1 on the Pitt County Board of Commissioners. She was appointed to the position in 2017 and was elected to a full four-year term in 2018. In December 2021, Commissioner Huggins was elected the first African American female to serve as Chair of the Board.
DeLancey Lane was elected to serve as the Second Vice Chair of the Pitt County Democratic Party in 2021. Since moving to Pitt County, she has quickly established herself as a savvy political leader committed to electing Democrats up and down the ballot. In 2020, she managed State Representative Brian Farkas' successful campaign to flip the 9th district. That same year, she worked behind the scenes to support Get Out The Vote efforts for the entire Pitt County Democratic Party. A graduate of American University, Lane has run campaigns on both coasts of the country and brings a proven party-building approach to the Pitt County Executive Committee.
Elected the Pitt County Democratic Party's Third Vice Chair in 2021, Molly Holdeman is a long-time local leader and supporter of the effort to elect Democrats. She has previously served as a Secretary of Pitt County's Falkland Precinct, as well as one of Pitt County's delegates to the North Carolina Democratic Party State Executive Committee. In addition, Holdeman has served as a critical bridge to Orange County's County-to-County voter mobilization program, as well as spearheaded our rides to the polls program in 2020. Outside of her political work, Holdeman has served on a number of non-profit boards.
Dan Hemme was elected Secretary of the Pitt County Democratic Party in April 2021. Hemme works in the private sector as a transportation planner. He assists in mobility planning, complete streets plans, bicycle and pedestrian studies, and long-range transportation plans for a variety of clients. Hemme is a graduate of the UNC School of Law, as well as East Carolina's Master of Public Administration program. Outside of work, Dan is an endurance athlete who enjoys competing in long-distance endurance bicycle competitions, hiking, international travel, and good coffee. He serves on a number of local boards and commissions, including the City of Greenville's Multimodal Transportation Commission.
Patrice Bryant was elected Treasurer of the Pitt County Democratic Party in April 2021. A small business owner, Bryant brings a strong depth of finance knowledge and accounting to the position. In addition to her business expertise, Bryant has experience serving as the Treasurer of local non-profit organizations here in Pitt County.