Lee County Board of Education member Sherry Womack is running for vice chair of the North Carolina Republican Party.
A Facebook page promoting her candidacy appears to have been launched in late April, and the Moore County based conservative blog The Daily Haymaker reported on May 1 that it was “hearing” that the second term school board member would enter the race (The Haymaker further indicated that two other candidates – Joshua Flores of Richmond County and Susan Mills of Cumberland County – are also in the race).
Womack was first elected to the school board in 2016 and won a second term by leading the ticket in Lee County’s 2020 school board election. She made news when she was quoted in a USA Today story covering the events of January 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. The Board of Education later voted to investigate whether she violated any school board policies by identifying herself to the newspaper as a member. It was determined the next month that she had not violated any school board policies.
Womack’s husband, current Lee GOP Chairman Jim Womack, sought the chairmanship of the NCGOP twice, losing in 2017 to Robin Hayes – who later pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI before receiving a pardon from Donald Trump – and in 2019 to current Chairman Michael Whatley.
The NCGOP will meet to elect leadership at its 2021 convention from June 3 to June 6 in Greenville.