The Dare County Republican Party has elected several new officers of the past few months.  Due to resignations for various reasons, vacancies in all four Executive Committee Officer positions were filled recently.  Just last week, we elected a new Vice Chair after long-time party leader Perry White stepped down.  The election for Vice Chair included three nominees:  Francis D’Ambra of Manteo, Maureen Liverman of Colington and Dave Conley of Frisco.  Two ballots were taken as the first resulted in a tie between Liverman and Conley.  The second ballot produced a winner:  Dave Conley of Frisco.  Dave rounds out the new slate of Republican leaders in Dare County.  Congratulations, Dave!

Executive Committee:  Chair, Browny Douglas; Vice Chair, Dave Conley; Secretary, Jim Early; Treasurer, Bryan Oroson

At-Large members:  Carole Warnecki, Hickman Finch, Sandra Clark, Zene Fearing and Rob Hawk

The Dare GOP meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, in different locations.  Visit their website

Dare GOP Ex Comm: Bryan Oroson, Treasurer; Browny Douglas, Chair; Dave Conley, Vice Chair; Jim Early (not pictured), Secretary

Dare GOP Ex Comm: Bryan Oroson, Treasurer; Browny Douglas, Chair; Dave Conley, Vice Chair; Jim Early (not pictured), Secretary


In a defiant move, the Dare County Republican Executive Committee voted unanimously to endorse Mattie Lawson in the race for NC House District 6.  Ms. Lawson will undoubtedly face Arthur Williams in a runoff election for the Republican nomination on July 17th.

Citing Williams’ lifetime devotion to the Democratic party up until just last year when he opportunistically switched parties and became a RINO, Chairman Pat Patterson voiced his full support for the motion. The resolution and motion were brought by Nags Head Precinct Chair George Embrey who cited Ms. Lawson’s devotion to Republican Party ideals and her loyalty to the local, district and state Republican Party.

Some party members objected to the motion, including Jeremy Adams, saying (more…)

Wayne King in Kitty Hawk

Wayne King meets with Dare GOP Leaders. Pictured from bottom left are: Dare GOP Chair Pat Patterson and wife Gail, Wayne King, At-Large member Jim Early, Finance Chair Bryan Oroson and wife Lisa, Vice Chair Perry White and Wanchese Precinct Chair Browny Douglas

Wayne King, Vice Chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party, drew an overflow crowd of Dare County Republican leaders at the Black Pelican Restaurant in Kitty Hawk Friday.

“It’s like this all over the state,”

King said, about Republican enthusiasm and passion in the 2012 election campaign.

King warned about what he called “the huge, huge pressure on our party” because the President Barack Obama Democrats are pouring so much extra effort into North Carolina, holding their national convention in Charlotte and spending millions of dollars in the state.

“We need to be fully focused on beating (Gov.) Beverly Perdue and Barack Obama and right on down the line”

he said.  He noted that Republicans are running for (more…)