Showing posts from January, 2024

The Adam For WNC campaign announces that Morgan Mayo has been hired as finance director

 For Immediate Release:  Thursday, January 11     Adam Tebrugge, Democratic nominee for North Carolina Senate District 50, announces that he has hired Morgan Mayo as finance director of his campaign. “By hiring a  true professional like Morgan, this campaign is demonstrating that we intend to have the resources to compete for every vote in Western North Carolina. We will now launch our fundraising efforts from a strong position.”    Morgan  Mayo brings more than ten years of experience in fundraising and resource development to the position. She has worked in a  development capacity at a  variety of nonprofits throughout the Southeast, including: the Asheville Art Museum, WINGS for Kids, and the Community Foundation of Henderson County. Most recently, Morgan  was employed as the Director of Development at the Python Software Foundation.       Mayo  completed her B.A.  at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC in 2013 and her M.A.  at Queen’s University in Belfast, United Kingdom

Deciding to Run

      In the Spring of 2017, Regina and I decided to leave Florida and retire to the mountain she grew up on in the Caney Fork community outside Cullowhee in Jackson County. We spent our first couple years hiking and picking up roadside litter, and as she reacquainted herself with old friends, I found new ones in the Calliope Stage company. But even as I enjoyed this new relaxing life, I could not help but pay attention to developments in the Florida and North Carolina legislatures.      I had interned as a speechwriter for former Florida Governor Bob Graham in 1981. Under the leadership of Reuben Askew, Graham and Lawton Chiles, Florida had strengthened public education, made growth management and environmental protection priorities, and reformed the judiciary. Florida   fell under Republican rule in 2000 and soon dismantled the progress of the past century. The Florida Supreme Court, a place I had been awed to work in, was packed with partisans who ignored precedent and the const