State Senator Julia Boseman (D-New Hanover), pictured right, will be speak at the next meeting of the Triad Business & Professional Guild in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Thursday, March 15, 2007. The meeting will be held at the Greensboro-High Point Marriott at the PTI Airport.
From the press release:
Boseman is the only openly gay member of the North Carolina legislature, and represents the state’s ninth Senate district, covering much of New Hanover County. She was first elected to the Senate in 2004, having previously served four years on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. Born and raised in New Hanover County, Boseman attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington before going on to North Carolina Central University in 1992 for a law degree.
Boseman was a candidate for re-election in 2006, and defeated her Republican opponent, Al Roseman by an unexpectedly large margin of 11,000 votes. In 2004, Boseman won the seat by a margin of only 885 votes, 50.55% to 49.45%. During the 2005 to 2006 term, Boseman was ranked the 20th most effective senator (of 50), giving her the highest ranking ever for a first-term female senator and the second highest ever for a freshmen member of the legislature according to the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research (NCCPPR).
The dinner meeting begins at 6pm with a cocktail social hour. Dinner is served at 7pm. For more information visit TriadGuild.com.