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Reps. Maryann Black & Marcia Morey To Host Town Hall Meeting Saturday June 24th

Town Hall Meeting

Raleigh, NCNC State Representatives MaryAnn Black and Marcia Morey will host a town hall meeting on Saturday, June 24th from 9:00-10:30am at the Durham County Board of Commissioners’ chambers located at 200 E. Main Street.  The town hall will be open to the public, and sign-in for the event will begin at 8:30am.

During the meeting, the Representatives will update Durham residents on this year’s legislative session and the status of the budget.  The town hall will also serve as a forum for the legislators to hear directly from their constituents and other members of the community about issues of importance to Durham and North Carolina.

Reps. Mickey Michaux and Graig Meyer will also participate.

This town hall will be the first one for the two legislators since being appointed by Governor Cooper earlier this year.

The Durham Democratic Party voted in February to name MaryAnn Black, associate vice president for community relations at the Duke University Health System, to fill the seat previously held by Larry Hall. Black will serve out the rest of Hall’s term. Hall, a Marine Corps veteran and former Democratic minority leader for the North Carolina House, represented District 29 from 2006 until new Gov. Roy Cooper appointed him as secretary for the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

Durham County Democrats voted to appoint Morey, then the Durham County Chief District Judge, to the House District 30 seat Thursday night. She is a permanent replacement for a vacancy created by the October death of Paul Luebke, 70, a Democrat who represented Durham for 25 years in the state House. In a speech to Durham Democrats, Morey said she wanted to improve public schools, seek fair elections, improve access to health care and protect the environment. Her top issue, Morey said in an interview, is to raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction.

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Phyllis Coley
Phyllis D. Coley is CEO/Publisher of Spectacular Magazine and Host of Spectacular Magazine Radio Show. With a B.A. in English from NCCU, the Durham native began her professional career as Promotions/Marketing Director for New York City’s WKTU-FM. While at the radio station, Coley discovered the rap group Kid ‘n Play and managed them for five years, guiding their music and movie careers to success. Moving back to Durham, Coley produced a nationally syndicated television show, The Electric Factory, while working as News Director for FOXY 107/104. In April 2002, recognizing a void in highlighting the achievements of African Americans, she started her own business publishing ACE Magazine. Coley launched Spectacular Magazine in November 2004. Recognizing the lack of pertinent and truthful information, Coley began Spectacular Magazine Radio Show in March 2009. Coley is the organizer of Durham's Annual MLK/Black History Month Parade and the Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration. She currently serves on Central Children’s Home Board of Directors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Advisors, as Immediate Past Secretary of the Durham Rotary Club Board of Directors and is one of the founding members of the Triangle United Way’s African American Leadership Initiative.

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