NC Democrats, Chairman Reach Complaint Settlement

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The chairman of North Carolina’s Democratic Party and four current or former party leaders are resolving their dispute.

The state party released a signed settlement agreement Monday settling an internal complaint last month filed against Chairman Randy Voller. The complaint accused Voller of exceeding his authority by dismissing the executive director and appointing several donors to a party governing board.

The parties went through mediation and all five signed a document agreeing that party rules are unclear on the issues and laying out guidance for moving ahead. The agreement also says Voller will direct the new executive director to end contracts with two firms that are at the center of another disagreement.

Voller has faced other criticism since getting elected in February. The party’s first vice-chair resigned last week.

Dellinger Interviews Candidates for NC Democratic Party Chair

How Democratic candidates do in North Carolina’s 2014 and 2016 elections — when millions of voters will go to the polls — may depend a lot on a race about to be decided by less than one thousand Democratic party officials. On Saturday, February 2, six hundred or so members of the Democratic Party’s state executive committee will convene at the Durham Convention Center to elect the next state Party Chair.

Two candidates are vying for the Democrats’ top spot: former state Senator Eric Mansfield of Fayetteville and Pittsboro Mayor Randy Voller. WCHL program host Hampton Dellinger landed exclusive interviews with Mansfield and Voller (available below):

The interviews can be heard here