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An Evening with Secretary of State Elaine Marshall

January 4 @ 5:30 pm 7:30 pm

We invite you to spend an evening with our esteemed Secretary of State Elaine Marshall at the beautiful Don Gibson Theatre on Thursday, January 4. And you do not want to miss this.

You will enjoy a delicious meal, other awesome activities, and be present for the DWCC’s Fall Raffle Drawing when when a lucky ticket holder wins a free week at Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort.

Let’s talk a bit more about Secretary Marshall. She is an amazing woman, a committed Democrat, and a stellar Secretary of State! Here’s a little of what this impressive lady has accomplished:


In 1996, Elaine Marshall became the first woman elected to a statewide executive branch office in North Carolina. She immediately established herself as a competent administrator with an eye toward reform. She has received national recognitions for modernizing the Secretary of State’s office by introducing up to date technology and reducing red tape.

Since taking office, Elaine has cut the costs of doing business in North Carolina—helping small businesses create jobs and enabling free enterprise and capital formation. She has led the effort to reform North Carolina’s lobbying laws. Elaine remains committed to making public information transparent and accessible to businesses, investors and individuals. Her efforts have helped make North Carolina one of the most affordable places in the United States to do business.

The Secretary of State’s office today is a key law enforcement agency protecting consumers, investors, and charitable givers against fraud and scams. Elaine’s commitment to protecting investors has led to long prison terms for criminals and has refunded over $1 billion from major Wall Street firms for misrepresentation to North Carolina investors. She also has received international recognition for her efforts protecting trademark holders, eliminating harmful and dangerous counterfeit goods and prosecuting counterfeiters.

In 2015, she served as President of the National Secretaries of State and received the Lillian’s List Courage Award. A longtime member of 4-H, in 2014 she was one of fourteen from across the country who was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame.

In 1993-1994, Elaine served in the North Carolina Senate, where she was named Rookie of the Year and listed among Legislators to Watch by the News & Observer. In the Senate, she provided a powerful voice for improving healthcare in North Carolina. Elaine successfully shepherded North Carolina’s Marital Rape Bill through the State Senate.

Elaine earned her law degree from Campbell University in 1981 and distinguished herself as a tough advocate for her clients in the courtroom. She began her law career defending victims of domestic violence when few lawyers would do so, co-founded a Rape Crisis Center in rural Harnett County, joined a grassroots lobbying effort to require insurance companies to cover mammograms and pap smears. 

Elaine was previously a teacher and small business owner.


>>> Please get your tickets today. Seating is limited to 100, and we plan to fill every seat. Hope to see you there! <<<

Doors will open at 5pm. The event begins at 5:30.

$50.00 A ticket entitles the registrant to one admission and one meal at An Evening with Secretary of State Elaine Marshall

Don Gibson Theater

318 Washington St
Shelby, North Carolina 28150
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(704) 487-8114
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