Macon County native Justin Conley was elected recently to the top spot in the state’s Young Democrat organization.
“It was a bit overwhelming,” Conley said of being elected to president of the North Carolina Young Democrat Organization. “It’s been a long road to get here. Over the last few years I have increasingly been involved statewide and nationally as the National Committeeman of YDNC. It’s given me the opportunity to travel across our country and from Murphy to Manteo, to advocate for a better vision for North Carolina and work with other young leaders across the nation. The fact that a guy who grew up on a dirt road here in the mountains of Macon County has the opportunity to lead YDNC is really exciting.”
As president, Conley said it is his main responsibility to lead the Democratic youth movement in North Carolina and work to advance the party’s platform. “The Young Democrats provides an outlet for young people who want to get involved in politics and advocate for what they believe, it’s my job to help facilitate that by working through our chapters across the state,” he said.