Commissioners of insurance, labor candidates headline June Democratic breakfast

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 6, 2024

SALISBURY — What do the commissioners of insurance and labor do as part of the N.C. Council of State? Why are these elected offices so important to the people of N.C.? Meet two statewide Democratic candidates, Natasha Marcus and Braxton Winston, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, during the Democratic breakfast at the party’s headquarters, located 1504 West Innes Street in Salisbury.

Natasha Marcus, who is running for N.C. commissioner of insurance, currently represents District 41 in the N.C. Senate. After earning her law degree from Duke University, she has been a lawyer, judicial clerk and community leader.

“The insurance commissioner’s work touches almost every North Carolinian, young and old, workers, motorists, patients, homeowners, firefighters and business owners, and should be held by someone who is on the side of the people,” Marcus said.

Braxton Winston, who is seeking the office of N.C. commissioner of labor, served as mayor pro tem and council member on the Charlotte City Council and is a union stagehand and grip and a member of our region’s robust sports television and entertainment production community. He is a Davidson College alumni.

“It’s time we have a worker representing us in the Department of Labor,” Winston said.

The breakfast is a free potluck, but donations are appreciated if one is able. If one cannot attend but wishes to contribute, they can donate at

This is an opportunity to meet other Democrats and local voters who lean blue in 2024 and learn firsthand how these two candidates plan to be effective servants and leaders for the people of N.C.