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Democratic Municipal Officials Names Morrisville Council Member TJ Cawley A Blue Star Candidate

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The National Board of Directors of Democratic Municipal Officials (DMO) has endorsed Morrisville Council Member TJ Cawley in his bid for Mayor against a Republican incumbent.

Cawley’s vision for Morrisville includes high quality neighborhood schools for all students, multi-modal transportation options, free municipal Wi-Fi, and a dedication to green energy and environmental stewardship.

DMO President and Los Angeles Councilman Joe Buscaino joined DMO in supporting Cawley. “Council Member Cawley is the kind of inclusive and forward thinking official who represents the next generation of Democratic leadership. We need more committed council members like him running to replace out of touch and unresponsive Republican incumbents.”

Councilman Cawley was recently part of the team of National League of Cities members who educated Congress about the importance of protecting state and local tax deductions in upcoming tax reform discussions. Cawley also shared examples of how Community Development Block Grants and other federal programs are essential for providing critical services to citizens in communities of all sizes, including Morrisville.

“I am proud to be part of the team of strong local leaders tackling the tough issues that our nation faces every day, and meeting with federal decision makers to make the case that we’re ready to partner with Congress to continue strengthening our communities. North Carolina now has a seat at the table, and the National League of Cities is a well respected advocate for towns like Morrisville,” Cawley said. “I will continue to partner with other municipal leaders from across the nation on behalf of the citizens of Morrisville and the entire state of North Carolina.”

TJ Cawley currently serves on several local, regional and national organizations, including:

North Carolina League of Municipalities Planning and Environment Legislative Action Committee
National League of Cities’ Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources Federal Advocacy Committee
Local Government Federal Credit Union Wake Advisory Council
WakeUP Wake County Transportation Land Use & Housing Committee
Triangle J Council of Governments Water Resources Collaborative Co-Chair
Triangle J Council of Governments Smart Growth Committee
Board of Directors of Youth Thrive, a Wake County collaborative for people and organizations who serve youth

The DMO serves to connect, engage and empower elected officials across the US who identify as Democrats. In support of that mission, DMO initiated the highly selective Blue Star Candidate program to draw national attention to local Democratic candidates, in particular when such an election would shift a mayor’s seat or council majority from red to blue. These candidates have been vetted and recommended by the DMO national board.


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