League Honors Women in Politics at Luncheon
The Feb. 16 luncheon meeting of the League of Women Voters of Moore County will honor the National League as well as women in politics.
The National League of Women Voters is celebrating its 90th anniversary and the Moore County League will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year, also. The League will be celebrating this special occasion with a program of the history that involves the national, state and local organizations. Charter members of the League of Moore County are invited to be guests at the meeting. If the reader is a charter member of the League and wishes to be a guest at the meeting, please contact Jo Nicholas at (910) 673-3604.
The speakers are Maureen Krueger, the Moore County district attorney, and Glenda Clendenin, the director of the Moore County Board of Elections. The title of the program is "We've Come a Long Way, Baby."
Krueger began working in Moore County in 1997 as an assistant district attorney and handled all types of criminal cases ranging from simple speeding tickets to murder, including bench and jury trials. Krueger opened a private practice in 2002 that concentrated on criminal defense work. In 2007, she was appointed to a two-year term as district attorney for Moore County. Within a few months, Krueger prepared and subsequently prosecuted a quadruple homicide. In 2008, she successfully ran for election to retain her position.
Krueger is an active member in the Moore County criminal justice community. She is also active in the Moore County Bar Association. She is the chairperson of both the Moore County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and the Moore County Criminal Justice Partnership Advisory Board. Krueger is a member of the Moore County Community Child Protection Team, Moore County Gang Task Force, Moore County Domestic Violence Task Force, Moore County Drug-Endangered Children Team and the Moore County Child Fatality Review Team. She lives in Carthage with her husband, Rick Edelman, and their two children, Timmy and Abby.
Glenda Clendenin, a native of Moore County, is now serving in her 25th year as director of the Moore County Board of Elections She is the mother of two children and has five granddaughters (including a set of triplets). Prior to her current position, Clendenin served as a precinct official for a number of years. She serves as director of music at West End United Methodist Church. She and her husband, Joe, live in Southern Pines.
The luncheon will be held at the Table on the Green Restaurant, in Midland Country Club.
"The public is welcome, with a reservation," says a spokesman.
Check in time is 11:30 a.m., and the meeting will start at 11:45 a.m. Lunch may be reserved by calling Charlotte Gallagher at (910) 944-9611 by Friday, Feb. 12. The total cost for the lunch is $12. A check, payable to LWVMC, is the preferred method of payment.
"As the meal is catered, 'no-shows' without a prior cancellation will still be required to pay," says the spokesman.
Ann Torok is a member of the League of Women Voters.
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