Lt. Gov. Dan Forest at Republican Convention Saturday

Rutherfordton Clubhouse
Mar. 01, 2013 @ 06:46 AM

North Carolina's Lt. Governor, Dan Forest, will be the keynote speaker Saturday at the Rutherford County Republican Convention at the Rutherfordton Clubhouse.

The event gets underway at 8:30 with registration. Business matters will begin at 9 a.m.

Republican Party chair Ken McAlear said precinct meetings and the election of new board members will be held during the morning session.

McAlear said Forest is the only speaker for the event and is expected to address convention between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

"We'll also elect new precinct chairs and delegates to the state convention and discuss the annual budget," McAlear said.

Forest is the first Republican Lt. Governor to be elected in North Carolina in over 20 years, and only the second since 1897. He is a registered architect.

 He and his wife, Alice, reside in Raleigh with their four children, ages 7 to 19. After receiving two degrees from the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC), Forest became a leader in the business community having served as Office President and Senior Partner of the state's largest architectural firm.

According to his official website, Forest remains active in his community and church, and is the founder and former president of the Triangle Leadership Forum. He is also a former member of the Heritage Foundation's Presidents Club and previously served on the NC Community Board for Heritage. He is the former chairman of the board of the Wake Forest Pregnancy Support Services. 

Forest also enjoys coaching youth sports, and has coached numerous football, baseball and basketball teams in Raleigh. In his spare time, he enjoys anything that includes spending time with his wife and kids.

Coffee and donuts will be served.