DURHAM, N.C. – Durham native and Gubernatorial candidate Ken Spaulding will hold a “Meet and Greet” Social on Saturday, July 26 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Spaulding’s campaign headquarters at the Westpoint Building located at 7806 N.C. Hwy. 751 in Durham. The event is billed as “An Afternoon with Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Spaulding”, and was organized with two purposes in mind according to Spaulding.
“I have really been touched by all the support I’ve received since announcing my candidacy for Governor. This is my way of thanking all those who’ve come out early in support of my campaign. It is also an opportunity for me to meet those persons who have an interest in the direction that North Carolina is going, and want to know where I stand on the issues that will affect the future of all North Carolinians,” said Spaulding.
Spaulding, a land-use development lawyer first announced plans to challenge Republican Governor Pat McCrory in 2016 last August. He says he would emphasize restoring education funding, improving the business climate and encouraging full voter participation. “The taxpayers and voters are looking for a reasonable alternative to the extremist positions and actions taken by the governor and his legislative majority. Business leaders are looking for a restoration to a vibrant business and economic climate. This will assure North Carolinians of jobs and job security during these difficult and uncertain times,” Spaulding said.
An Afternoon with Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Spaulding is free and open to the public. For directions or to RSVP, call (919) 316-1055 or (919) 599-4530, or e-mail: email@example.com
ABOUT KEN SPAULDING
Ken Spaulding is a native of Durham, North Carolina and has served as a practicing attorney through his law office since 1970. He is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C. (cum laude, 1967), where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government with a minor in Business Administration. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1970.
In 1978, Spaulding was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives where he served until 1984. While there, he introduced and helped secure passage of the
state’s first Rape Victim Assistance Program. During his tenure, Ken was appointed by the North Carolina Speaker of the House to serve as Chairman of the Government Appropriations (Expansion) sub-committee and was elected as chairman of the North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus (1982-1984).
In 1984, he was a candidate for the U.S. Congress where he attempted to become the first minority congressman since Reconstruction. In 1994, Spaulding served as chairman of the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People (1998). His long record of public service led him to be chosen by the Governor of North Carolina to serve as a member of the North Carolina Board of Transportation (2005-2009) for Wake, Durham, Person, Granville, Vance, Warren and Franklin counties.
Spaulding is the son of Asa T. Spaulding, Sr., former President of North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company and Elna Spaulding, Durham’s first woman and African American woman County Commissioner. Spaulding and his wife Wendy, reside in Durham, North Carolina. Together they have five children.