Rev. Roosevelt Higgs at the Democratic Party 1st Congressional District Convention
It appears that the majority of the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee are getting sick of Rev. Roosevelt Higgs mess. Just maybe after one more meeting he will have no supporters and the party can move forward.
Unfortunately I was unable to attend the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting on May 26, 2009 because my daughter had Senior’s Award Assembly at SouthWest Edgecombe High School. However I am sort of glad I was not able to attend because I get so sick of ignance and I know I would have voiced my opinion.
I received a call while I was at the award’s assembly from a person whom attended the meeting because they wanted to get active in the party so they thought. The person said the meeting was just crazy.
This person told me the meeting lasted about 2 hours. This meeting should have been over in about an hour.
This person told me that my chairman Allen Mitchell said he was nervous and that he was learning as he go. This was a turnoff to this person. Obviously he was intimidated by Higgs and this is so sad.
I understand the meeting was prolonged due to Higgs mess. It is a damn shame that some folks allow Higgs to intimidate them.
I didn’t have a problem with Higgs when I was the interim county chair 1998-99 because I was not intimidated by him.
The past several Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chairs have been women so I am going to see how Mitchell stand up to Higgs. Not only did I feel sorry for these women, but I did all I possibly could to help them but they still were intimidated by Higgs until the end of their tenure.
Several precinct chairs have asked me recently what is Higgs trying to do and why don’t he stop questioning everything others do. I said the sad part is they don’t see the mess he does before he get to the meeting such as calling and threatening folks letters to folks like Rocky Mount City Councilman Andre Knight.
It is a damn shame when Democrats allow a known criminal like Higgs to continue to disrupt the party meetings. But It appears that Higgs faithful supporters other than one or two others such as Deacon Bernard Bullock decided not to vote with Higgs motion. I understand that the vote to send the slate of names for the Edgecombe County Board of Elections Appointees in such order to the NC State Democratic Party presented by the Chair Allen Mitchell was supported 170 – 17. (The numbers may not be exact however the margin was overwhelming. I will post the actual vote when I receive a response from the secretary.)
Will the new Edgecombe County Democratic Party Chair Allen Mitchell work towards learning the party Plan of Organization and inviting folks to help him out be they within the local party, 1st Congressional District Chair and/or the State Democratic Party? Mitchell must be in control of his meetings or will he be just like the past chairs. Remember they were women. Well we shall see.