North Carolina senatorial candidate Elaine Marshall spoke at the North Carolina State Association of Letter Carriers’ legislative training session in Durham on Saturday, October 16 to an appreciative audience of active and retired letter carriers.
Marshall, who is currently North Carolina’s Secretary of State, was first elected to public office in 1992 when she was elected to the North Carolina Senate, representing the 15th Senate District.
In 1996, she ran for Secretary of State against Republican challenger and former stock car racer Richard Petty, won the election and became the first woman elected to a statewide executive office in North Carolina history.
Telling letter carriers this race against incumbent Senator Richard Burr is “the most important thing of my lifetime,” she told letter carriers to vote in the mid-term elections and to encourage their friends and families to vote, adding that “you can’t give in to frustration.”
Secretary of State Marshall has been endorsed by the NALC, the North Carolina State Association of Letter Carriers and the AFL-CIO, among others.
Although invited to speak at the training in Durham, Senator Richard Burr declined the invitation.