Embattled county chairwoman switches political parties in midst of legal troubles, former party calls for her resignation


WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – New Hanover Commission Chairwoman Julia Olson-Boseman has served as a Democrat for a long time, not only locally, but also in the North Carolina Point out Senate. Even so, she is now shown as a Republican.

In accordance to voter registration details, Olson-Boseman’s affiliation has been up to date and files demonstrate she initially modified her affiliation on May perhaps 18, 2022, the working day following she misplaced the Main Election to unaffiliated.

Then, on June 4, 2022, Olson-Boseman then filed a voter registration sort listing her affiliation as Republican.

Her former party has now released a statement calling for her to resignation from the board.

“We imagine that it is in the interest of Ms. Olson-Boseman and New Hanover County for her to focus on her family members and addressing the challenges she faces in her private life without the need of the further burden of general public support,” NHCDP Chairman Andre Brown said “We observe that Commissioner Boseman has altered her voter registration from Democratic to Republican. We hope she finds a house in a bash that shares her values.”

The New Hanover Republican Get together also sent a statement on Monday afternoon, denouncing Olson-Boseman.

“Despite a the latest uptick in previous Democrats switching to the Republican Bash as a final result of failed Democrat guidelines, The New Hanover Republican Bash was as shocked as anybody by Ms. Olson-Boseman’s shifting her political registration. We experienced no conversations with her about her modify to the Republican Bash, nor do we program to in the close to long run as she is effective by her lawful difficulties,” the statement read.

“We denounce her occasion change. The New Hanover County Republican Get together will carry on to assistance candidates and elected officials that imagine in the Rule of Law, accountability, and sturdy Republican values.”

As for Olson-Boseman’s legal problems, an lawyer representing her, Joshua Walthall, issued a quick assertion Monday.

“Ms. Boseman has a deep and honest respect for the judicial process and is dedicated to complying with the court’s buy directing her to make files and information to the Point out Bar. At present, she is generating each and every exertion to obtain the documents the Bar is trying to get,” he claimed.

Olson-Boseman faces contempt of court docket and was possibly intended to change herself into the Wake County Sheriff’s Business office for failing to comply with a courtroom order, or comply with that get by July 22. She did not flip herself into the sheriff’s office environment as of Friday at 6 p.m.

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