Thursday, March 6, 2014
Smithfield's Chicken & Bar-B-Que
7304 Knightdale Blvd.
Knightdale, NC 27545
Join us at 6:00pm for dinner!
For some of you, Hal Weatherman may be a relatively new face. You probably met him for the first time on Dan Forest's campaign for Lt. Governor. However, Hal's experience goes a lot further and deeper than that. He was Congresswoman Sue Myrick's Chief of Staff for nearly 12 years prior to running the campaign for Lt. Gov. Dan Forest. He grew up in North Carolina, received is BA degree from Wake Forest University and earned a Master's degree from Wheaton College. He is married to Michelle, they have three beautiful children, and live in the Wake Forest area about 10 minutes down the road from us.
Hal and Lt. Gov. Forest pulled off what is arguably one of the biggest upsets in recent North Carolina electoral history. Taking on the well-funded, well-known champion of the SEIU, Linda Coleman, they planned and flawlessly executed a brilliant strategy that employed the grassroots like never before. In a nail-biter that looked headed for a recount, Dan Forest emerged two weeks after the election as the 2nd Republican Lt. Governor in more than 100 years. Hal is going to share with us some of the wisdom and lessons from that campaign that will be essential to us motivating voters and engaging the grassroots in East Wake County.