One has to wonder what is going on in the Democrats 8th congressional district when the Democrats in that district seek me out to help them.
Local Democrats are using words like ‘mystery’, ‘corruption’ and ‘criminality’ in 8th district, which centers around 21 year-old Dylan Frick, who was made Chairman of that district this year.
Apparently, there have been 3 complaints filed against Frick by members of his district. Two when he served as Vice Chair in 2014 and one requesting his removal as 8th district Chairman in 2015, signed by no less than 22 local Democrats.
All of the complaints were dismissed by state Democratic party officials.
The most recent complaint, dated May 18th, 2015, levels some serious charges:
- Violations of NC Democratic Party rules regarding voting and district residency
- Procuring and voting by proxy using 6th district SEC member and former legislator Kenneth Marcus Brandon’s form and voting as himself at the 2015 state Democrat convention
- Arrest charge in Guilford county on April 12th 2015 for “misdemeanor assault on a female”. The May 18th complaint claims Frick ‘choked’ her. The pending court date reported was December 2015.
This April arrest was reported on April 22nd in the UNCG Student paper, The Carolinian.
The news of Frick’s election, noted Frick’s grandmother is Mayor of Norwood and included the assault charge which appeared on May 16th at Your Daily Journal, however the outlet pulled it. View the cached copy.
Other points of interest regarding Mr. Frick’s background came to light after 8th district members began looking closer at him upon learning about the April 2015 assault charge.
Apparently, the issues raised about Mr. Frick’s conduct violate the NC Democrat party plan of organization rules.
Such other items included a prior arrest record from May 21, 2013 in Cabarrus county for ‘possession/manufacture of fraudulent ID’.
According to police records, Frick was convicted of the fraudulent ID charge and parole started in October 2013.
Records obtained also show he appears to have violated that parole. Frick was directed to complete a drug screen and drug education school as part of his probation, however the parole record indicates “he never came back”. In fact, parole officers noted that Frick either missed multiple appointments or they were unable to locate him.
Due to these parole violations, including failure to comply with the drug education program, Frick’s parole was unsuccessfully terminated in May 2014 by Judge Pete Hunter, with an order for Frick paying $27.50 in attorneys fees. Frick must reappear before the court this coming December.
Another item that came to light was simultaneous voter registrations in both North and South Carolina, with instances of having voted in both states – an apparent violation of NC Dem rules. Frick likely registered while a student at Charleston University and remained active until at least June 2015. By July, the South Carolina registration has been deactivated.
Active voter registration lists Frick as registered in Stanly county, which is the 8th district. However, allegedly in August 2015, Frick was registered to vote in 6th district of Guilford county and voted in that district during the November 2014 election while serving as 8th district vice chair.
Allegedly, Frick did not disclose any of his past or current arrest when running for Chair of the 8th district. Frick arguably had a chance to clear the air, but instead, this past Spring he penned what could be characterized as a mud-slinging style letter at those requesting his removal.
Boiled down, Dylan Frick has apparently committed multiple violations of the NC Democratic party’s organizational plan, has two arrests that we know of and has had 3 complaints filed and then rejected in less than a year.
It begs the question, what the hell is going on here?
Does the 8th district have the power to govern itself or is it being held hostage by higher level party officials, including their court of review?
On August 5th, I took to Twitter and asked the NC Democrat party and state Chair Patsy Keever for comment. No reply has yet been received.
— A.P. Dillon – LL1885 (@LadyLiberty1885) August 5, 2015