As reported in the latest Good News About Democrats! feature…

Our dearly loved Democrat, Tenth District Chair Betsy Wells, was totally surprised when Secretary of State Elaine Marshall presented the ORDER OF THE LONG LEAF PINE to her at the June 8th State Executive Committee meeting in Raleigh.

Before the meeting  Doug Wilson told Betsy that Wayne Goodwin wanted her to sit near the front so she could “make a District Chair’s report”. Betsy’s daughter Kellene Wells Bock secretly drove from Iredell County and Betsy was stunned to see Kellene come on stage. Betsy’s good friend, Linda Gunter of Wake County, had spent many weeks getting people to write letters supporting Betsy’s nomination for this award from Governor Roy Cooper. As the award was presented the entire auditorium of SEC Members rose and gave long and enthusiastic applause for “our Betsy.” Betsy has served as Tenth District Chair for 7 years and Cleveland County Chair for 9 years. She went to New Hampshire to work in the presidential campaigns of 2004 and 2008. She was an Official Delegate to the DNC Conventions in both those years. She was on the National Convention’s Credentials Committee in 2000.

In 2012 she organized National Convention volunteers from all across the state. She attended the National Convention that year as a NEA leader. This dynamic lady has served in a wide variety of positions in the Democratic Women including County President, Vice President, and Secretary and helped her county host the State DW Convention a few years ago. She has been a Democratic Precinct Officer for more than 25 years.  The center of her life is her family. Kellene Bock is the mother of Emily and Aaron. Her son Hart Wells and his wife Kelly are parents of daughters Kennedy and Waverly. Her son Brent Wells and his wife Joy are parents of daughters Willow and Hattie.  Betsy’s late husband, Steve Wells, was a school principal and was Chair of the Cleveland County Board of Elections for nine years.

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