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By Lorrie DeKay
For the Sentinel 

Local woman spends a week in the Queen City


Photo contributed by Al Garman

Delegate: Goldendale’s Lorrie DeKay spent time in Charlotte, N.C. at the Democratic National Convention.

Lorrie DeKay is a Klickitat County resident who was selected to attend the Democratic National Convention as a delegate. In this story, she recounts her experience there.

How does one summarize a National Convention?

This was my first, and also my first visit to Charlotte. N.C. The city was certainly up to the task of hosting 6,000 delegates and alternates, plus an estimated 15,000 journalists. From my arrival at the airport, where I was welcomed by a legion of people in blue T-shirts holding “Ask Me” signs, until my departure six days later, the people of Charlotte made us feel very welcome. We were fortunate to have our hotel located near a light rail station. I rode the Lynx light...

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