Durham Deserves Better than Incumbent with Lowest Ratings in the State
The Durham County Republican Party enthusiastically endorses Fred Battaglia, Jr., for the non-partisan position of District Court Judge in Judicial District 14 in the November 4th General Election. Fred Battaglia is a respected attorney, Vice President of the Durham County Bar, and has represented thousands of Durham residents in a variety of courts, including Traffic, Criminal, Juvenile, and Family.
Electing Fred Battaglia will greatly increase the level of professionalism in Durham’s District Court. According to the Judicial Performance Evaluation Survey of members of the NC Bar Association, Fred Battaglia’s opponent received the lowest rating of any judge in the entire state, while Battaglia earned the highest rating of any candidate or sitting judge in Durham County on such key qualifications as integrity & impartiality, professionalism, legal ability, communication and administration skills.
The Durham County GOP endorses Fred Battaglia not only because of his judicial temperament, sound knowledge of the law, and experience, but also because of his long-time commitment to the people of Durham. Battaglia has volunteered as a 9th grade Sunday School teacher for 14 years, has served as a truancy judge at Riverside High School, and has spearheaded numerous events that raised more than $50,000 for various Durham charities, such as Housing for New Hope, Habitat for Humanity, Urban Ministries, Duke’s Cancer Center, and The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
Durham deserves better than being stuck for four more years with the worst rated judge in NC. The Durham County GOP is happy to cross party lines to endorse such an excellent alternative – Fred Battaglia for Durham County District Court Judge.
The August Executive Committee Meeting for the Durham GOP will be held:
Tuesday, August 19th, 7pm
Mt. Zion Christian Church
3519 Fayetteville St.
Meet judicial candidates Henry Pruette and Doretta Walker.
Come out for a casual afternoon social at Geer Street Garden. Meet Fred Battaglia, judicial candidate for District Court 14. Purchase your own food and beverages.
Sunday, July 27th, 3pm
644 Foster Street
See the future of the Durham GOP!
Join us for a webinar to see our exciting plans for the future of the Durham Republican Party!
It is an exciting time to be a Republican in Durham, and we want you to be a part of it! Join us for a webinar where we will review our recent efforts and the exciting things we have planned for this election season and beyond! Attend one of the webinars to learn about our plans to turn Durham County red. We realize your time is valuable and that schedules are hectic, which is why we have three convenient options to attend – please pick one and put it on your calendar! We look forward to sharing our plans with you!
Three convenient webinar options to choose from:
Thursday, July 17th at 7:00pm
Sunday, July 20th at 7:00pm
Tuesday, July 22nd at 7:00pm
Registration is quick and easy, and you will be able to pick which date & time you prefer. After registering you can easily add the webinar to your calendar so you won’t miss it.
Click here to register.
The July Executive Committee Meeting will be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday, July 15th
at Mt. Zion Christian Church. All registered Republicans in Durham county are welcome to attend.
Mt. Zion Christian Church
3519 Fayetteville St.
Durham County Republican Party Press Release
The Durham County Republican Party issues the following press release for immediate publication:
Durham GOP Activist Spearheads Repeal of Jim Crow-Era Handgun Registry
June 20, 2014 – For decades, Durham County has been the only county in North Carolina to have a law requiring its residents to register their handguns into a county handgun registry. Now, thanks to the leadership of one Durham Republican activist and a Democrat Senator, this 79 year old legacy of the Jim Crow era has been repealed. On June 19, 2014, Senate Bill 226, Repeal 1935 Durham Co. Firearm Act, was ratified into law.
This victory for civil rights is due to the work of Durham County Republican activist Paul Daniel, who persisted, day after day, in reminding legislators that this remnant of the Jim Crow era must be repealed. He also prompted many citizens to call their legislators.
We also thank Senator Mike Woodard (D) who researched the old gun registry law and saw the injustice. He authored the bill to repeal it and shepherded it through the Senate last year, even when some in his own party fought him on this issue. Mike demonstrated true leadership and conviction and stood his ground to do the right thing.
A special thanks goes out to Grass Roots North Carolina whose leaders played a major role in getting the word out to the public and also working closely with the legislators. Their involvement in this issue was a critical part of its overall success.
Thank you to Paul Daniel, Senator Mike Woodard, Grass Roots NC, and all the people who called their legislators for achieving this needed repeal.