Lieutenant governor to address Lee GOP men

Oct. 11, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest will stop in Lee County later this month to speak to local Republicans.

The Lee County Republican Men's Club has announced that Forest will be its guest speaker when the club meets on Oct. 22. The gathering is set for noon at the Lee County Republican Headquarters, 101 South Steele St. in Sanford.

“We have had outstanding speakers at each of our meetings,” said club President David Caplan. “We planned to have the lieutenant governor come speak to us as soon as his schedule would permit. We are delighted that he is able to come to Lee County this month.”

Dan Forest is the first Republican lieutenant governor to be elected in North Carolina in more than 20 years, and only the second since 1897. As lieutenant governor, he serves as the president of the North Carolina Senate and as a voting member of the state Board of Education, the state Board of Community Colleges and the state Economic Development Board. He is the chairman of the eLearning Commission. He is also a member of the N.C. Advisory Commission on Military Affairs.

“In addition to his knowledge of the subjects about which we are interested, Mr. Forest is a dynamic speaker. We encourage Republican men to sign up early for this meeting,” Caplan said in making the announcement.

All men registered as Lee County Republicans are invited to attend the meeting by emailing:, and making reservations. Attendees can enjoy a lunch ($10) catered by Mrs. Lacy’s Magnolia House and Tea Room.