The North Carolina Democratic Party Western Gala was held on October 16, 2015, at the Renaissance Hotel in Asheville.  Seven Jackson County Dems attended:  Brian McMahan, Frank and Louise Burrell, Lorna Barnett, Donna Dupree, and Joe and Barbara Hamilton.  They enjoyed meeting keynote speaker Jennifer Granholm, Governor of Michigan, and several Democratic candidates for NC offices in 2016:  Roy Cooper (Governor) Linda Coleman (Lt. Governor), Chris Rey (Senate), Deborah Ross (U.S. Senate), Jane Hipps (NC Senate) and Joe Sam Queen (incumbent State Representative).  Also featured in the picture gallery are Terry Van Duyn, NC State Senator and Democratic Whip, and June Atkinson, NC Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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