Longtime Democracy NC Executive Director Bob Hall will step down in 2017. Plans for the leadership change, quietly underway for over a year, were announced this morning in an email to the organization’s more than 70,000 supporters.
For the past 25 years, Hall has directed the organization’s campaigns to increase voter participation and reduce the corrupting role of money in North Carolina politics. Major achievements include passage of landmark campaign disclosure, lobbying reform and ethics laws; enactment and defense of same-day registration and pre-registration for teenagers; adoption of public campaign financing programs; and challenges to wrongdoing by Democrats and Republicans (see “25 Years of Speaking Truth to Power”).
In announcing his retirement, Hall said, “It has been an incredible privilege to work with such an amazing group of staff colleagues, volunteers, and board members year after year. I’m completely committed to making sure Democracy North Carolina has a bright future, but it’s time to pass the baton.”