Debra Goldman Wins Wake County GOP Straw Poll for State Auditor | Eastern North Carolina Now

    For Immediate Release:

Goldman solidifies frontrunner status in race for North Carolina State Auditor

    CARY     Candidate for State Auditor and Wake County Board of Education member Debra Goldman placed first in a five-way straw poll held last night at the Wake County Republican Party county convention in Raleigh.

    "Since we launched our campaign to revolutionize the State Auditor's office, I have been overwhelmed by the positive support of my friends and colleagues. I am humbled by the confidence that my home county of Wake has put in me with this victory tonight," said Goldman.

    Straw polls provide dialogue among movements within large groups. Winning straw polls is often seen as clear indicator of support among the grassroots activists in the Republican primary electorate. The Goldman campaign stressed the significance of winning the largest county in North Carolina, and the county with largest number of registered Republican voters. Official numerical results of the straw poll will be released by the Wake County Republican Party. The order of candidates winning the most votes is as follows:

    1. Debra Goldman - Wake County School Board Member (R-Wake County)
    2. Fern Shubert - Ex-State Senator (R-Union County)
    3. Greg Dority - Frequent Candidate, (R-Beaufort County)
    4. Rudy Wright - Hickory Mayor (R-Catawba County)
    5. Joseph Hank DeBragga - Ex-Hospital CFO (R-Wake County)

    Debra Goldman's record of public service includes service as a nationally certified volunteer firefighter, and two-term Vice Chairman of the Wake County Board of Education. Throughout all of her experiences, she has been a staunch advocate for fiscal conservatism and government
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