Jennifer Roberts, Former Mayor of Charlotte; former Chair of the Mecklenburg County Commission
Representative Amber M. Baker, House District 72 (Forsyth County)
Chaz Beasley, Former Representative for House District 92 (Mecklenburg County)
Edward Bruce Keohohou, SEC Member, Guilford County - "Jonah Garson and Dr. Kimberly Hardy, PhD, have demonstrated strong leadership, as well as strong organizational skills; in fundraising and grassroots communications with people. To me, they've proven to me, that inclusiveness in the NCDP is the paramount to effect changes in how we strengthen the Democratic Party as a whole."
2022 U.S. Senate Candidate, Former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
The Honorable Cheri Beasley
Jonah Garson and Dr. Kimberly Hardy have the energy, work ethic, professional backgrounds, and political skills that make this team the ideal choice for NCDP First and Second Vice Chair. They will be strong voices for voting rights and dynamic fundraisers, and both bring an organizer's heart to the work of our party. I wholeheartedly endorse them to help lead our Party forward.
CEO, New North Carolina Project
Dr. Aimy Steele
Jonah and Kim are powerhouse organizers, fundraisers, and are committed to ensuring North Carolina is a beacon of light for all to see, respect, and admire.
Former Representative, NC House District 63 (Alamance County)
Politics is about people. Over the years, I’ve seen Jonah and Kim show up, put in the work, and center people in everything they do—from fundraising to organizing. Jonah and Kim have proven their commitment to energizing communities across NC and preparing us for 2024 and beyond.
Jonah and Kimberly have a vision for a more successful North Carolina Democratic Party, and they both have the organizing and fundraising experience to make that vision a reality. We need their energy and drive to revive our state Party!
Mayor Pro Tem, Town of Matthews
I believe Jonah Garson and Dr. Kimberly Hardy are the right answer to move North Carolina and the party forward, their leadership will bring forth the necessary change to increase North Carolina’s standing as a competitive purple state.
8th Congressional District Chair
They have the energy and commitment to move us forward and to mobilize others in order to strengthen our party.
President of Progressive Democrats of Wake County
We cannot continue doing the same thing and expect a different result. Jonah and Kimberly I believe can make the changes we need to move forward as a party.
Mayor Pro Tem, Town of East Spencer; SEC Member
I have been following Dr. Hardy since her 2020 campaign bid for NC House. She is a hard worker with bright ideas and she has the intelligence and energy to move the NCDP above and beyond! After meeting and speaking with Mr. Garson, he shares the same passion as she does and his political experience and knowledge of what we need to enhance our Party is beyond amazing, and for them to work together now shows how they can move the Party.
2022 Candidate, NC House District 93; First Vice Chair, Ashe County Democratic Party; SEC Member
If the NCDP is to win back a majority in the NC House and Senate, it will require Party Officers who understand and appreciate the difference between urban and rural voters, and have a commitment and experience to help recruit and support candidates in all of NC Districts, including financial support. I believe that Jonah and Kim are these Officers and I wholeheartedly endorse their candidacies.
1st Vice Chair, Orange County Democratic Party; SEC Member
I'm excited to see two people with such passion and vision for change join the NCDP leadership team. Jonah and Kimberly have the charisma, organizing track record, and participatory style of management that causes people to not only trust them but to have fun while working really hard to deliver the results set by the teams they lead.
3rd Vice Chair, Orange County Democratic Party
It's no secret that we need to change how we're doing things in the N.C. Democratic Party. Jonah Garson and Dr. Kimberly Hardy bring the experience, passion, and dedication we need to reenergize the party and do what is necessary to deliver Democratic victories in our state through better organizing, fundraising, and voter engagement.
1st Vice Chair, Buncombe County Democratic Party; SEC Member
We need these talented, energetic and experienced leaders who understand that there is great need for reform within our party and who are willing to do the exceptionally hard work of inspiring and mobilizing Democrats across the state.
Co-Founder, All In for North Carolina
Jonah and Kim are proven, effective organizers and people with impressive, inclusive visions of what North Carolina and the NC Democratic Party can be. In my work with them since 2020, they have been generous, smart, hard-working leaders who know how to inspire others to make strategic activity happen.
2020 Candidate, NC Senate District 31 (Forsyth County); 2018 Candidate, NC House
Having known and worked with Jonah and Kimberly, I know that they both have the passion, commitment, knowledge and experience that our party needs now. We must have change to stop the decline and begin the healing necessary to move our state and our party forward.
NC Legislative-Political Director, Communications Workers of America
Grant E. Welch
The party needs a new, energetic leadership to reshape how the party moves. It is time for a new direction.
President, NCDP Native American Caucus; SEC Member
Dr. Crystal Cavalier
New, Young and fresh ideas.
Former Mayor of Chapel Hill
Jonah and Kim have demonstrated brilliance in organizing. And if Jonah could figure out a way to work 24 hours a day, he would do so!
Chair, LGBTQ Caucus of Alamance County; SEC Member
I believe that Jonah and Kimberly bring the leadership skills needed at this crucial time. NCDP needs to be able to provide more support and financial backing to our candidates, and both Jonah and Kimberly have demonstrated expertise in those areas.
Wayne County SEC Member
Jonah and Kimberly are more than qualified and have new insights for making our party great.
2022 President, UNC Young Democrats
North Carolina deserves party leadership that will prioritize collaboration, amplify youth voices, and embrace reform at every level of decision-making. There is no better team to do this work and lead our party forward than Jonah and Kimberly.
Eno Precinct Chair, Orange County Democratic Party; Member Chair, State Executive Committee
Jonah Garson and Kimberly Hardy are both proven hardworking, consistent and dedicated leaders of the Democratic Party in NC. I heartily endorse their candidacies and encourage you to vote for them with me!
Field Organizer, 2022 Coordinated Campaign; Former SEC Member, New Hanover
As a field organizer, I witnessed Jonah work harder and smarter than anyone else to build an excellent operation in Orange County. NCDP needs Jonah's and Dr. Hardy's vision and leadership to reverse GOP advances and make North Carolina a better place for all of us.
After over a decade organizing and advocating for progressive democratic values, it is clear to me-from the grassroots -that our party must change if we’re going to win elections and create change that benefits all North Carolinians. My frustration and anger have turned to hope as I see the thoughtful and bright energies of Jonah Garson and Kimberly Hardy step into leadership space. For the first time in over a decade, I’m excited about our party and our potential to make our state the welcoming, inclusive, vibrant and thriving place we know it can be.
East Franklin Precinct Chair, Orange County Democratic Party; Former Vice President for University-School Programs, UNC General Administration; Dean Emeritus, East Carolina University School of Education
They are accomplished, proven Democratic Party leaders, with a clear vision for what needs to happen to overcome minority Republican 'rule' in NC: A year round, never-ending ground game and a commitment to elect Democrats from the State House to the local court house and to the boards of education in 100 counties of North Carolina.
Weaver Dairy Satellite Precinct Chair, Orange County Democratic Party
I believe Jonah and Kim have the energy, vision and organizing ability to bring new life and infrastructure to the NC Democratic Party. We need to start winning.
[Jonah and Dr. Hardy] recognize the importance of a national executive director search, a well-compensated professional and unionized staff, and a well-funded year-round organizing program across the state. Every year is an election year.
Precinct Chair, Orange County Democratic Party; Executive Committee Member, Congressional District 4; SEC Member
Jonah and Kimberly have the vision and energy to lead the North Carolina Democratic Party forward in this critical time.
Attorney, Orange County Democratic Party
Hardy and Garson have articulated a sound, achievable and pragmatic plan to revitalize the NCDP and help our candidates reclaim elected positions across the State. They will bring energy, inclusivity, and strategic competence to NCDP leadership.
2021 President, UNC Young Democrats; Former Organizing Fellow, Orange County Democratic Party.
Jonah and Kimberly both have the tenacity, experience, and initiative to drive change in NC, both in and out of election years. They will prioritize community based organizing and re-think what unity and strategy mean to NCDP.
Voting Rights Activist; Durham Resident
We need a Democratic Party that engages with voters year round, uses deep canvassing and other methods of listening, articulates clearly how Dem Party candidates are going to work FOR North Carolinians, [and] makes sure all voters have the information they need to make an informed choice and get to the polls, [including] information about the issues, counteracting misinformation and disinformation, plus proactive plans to counteract suppression and intimidation of voters and election officials.
Member, UNC Young Democrats
Jonah Garson and Kimberly Hardy belong on the NCDP leadership team because they have a dedication to organizing and building power shift in North Carolina.
Both Jonah and Kimberly have shown a consistent commitment to expanding the democratic base throughout NC.