Ball elected third vice chair of NC Democratic Party
by Anna Oakes
Ball won election over Jason Jenkins of Granville County and Chris Hardee of Dare County at a meeting of the party's State Executive Committee in Durham Saturday.
Ball has been a member of the Boone Town Council since 2009, when he was the first undergraduate student elected to the council. He was re-elected to a four-year term in 2011. Last fall, Ball served as a North Carolina delegate at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.
Speaking with Watauga Democrat last month, Ball said he "absolutely" would be able to maintain his duties as a Boone Town Council member while serving as third vice chairman of the state party.