North Carolina Election Integrity Workshop at the NCGOP State Convention

North Carolina Election Integrity Workshop at the NCGOP State Convention

Friday, June 9
11:30 a.m.

North Carolina Republican Party


Kevin Cline, Angela Hawkins, Kevin Lewis, Kyle Von Offerman, Phil Thomas, and Dave Warren


Join RNLA's North Carolina Chapter for an election integrity panel discussion at the NCGOP State Convention. The workshop is open to RNLA members as well as delegates and guests to the convention. However, seating is limited and will be on a first come, first serve basis. (Please note, attending this workshop does not include admission to the rest of the convention. You can register to attend the convention here.)


Friday, June 9
11:30 a.m.

NCGOP State Convention
Koury Convention Center
3121 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27407
Auditorium II, First Floor


Kevin Cline is a Member at Chalmers, Adams, Backer & Kaufman, LLC where he practices in the area of political law and civil litigation. Before joining Chalmers, Adams, Backer, & Kaufman LLC, he ran a solo practice focused on political law and civil litigation. Kevin counsels political committees, nonprofit organizations, elected officials, candidates, political parties, and lobbyists on the federal and state laws that govern involvement in political activities. Kevin has been selected by Business North Carolina to the Legal Elite: Young Guns division. North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine has identified Kevin as a North Carolina Super Lawyer Rising Star. Outside the practice of law, Kevin serves as the Vice-Chair of the RNLA’s North Carolina Chapter, a member of the Federalist Society, and the Offensive Coordinator of the Pungo Christian Academy Varsity Football team.

Angela Hawkins is the Secretary of the Wake County Board of Election where she has served since 2019. Angela is a Certified Board Member having successfully completed the North Carolina Sate Board of Elections certification program. Prior to joining the Board of Elections, she was an Election Day Judge, Precinct Chair, Poll Observer, Runner and a Special Registrar Commissioner. Educating people on the processes of elections and the work that goes on before, during and after the elections is a passion. Angela is frequently called upon to share her knowledge of the elections process in North Carolina as well as North Carolina election laws and rules.

Kevin Lewis is an attorney with The Valentine Law Firm in Nashville, North Carolina. His practice is generally in the area of civil litigation having represented clients in jury trials in 25 North Carolina counties as well as before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of North Carolina. Kevin previously served on the Nash County Board of Elections. Kevin currently serves on the North Carolina State Board of Elections.

Kyle Von Offerman is Chief Counsel for NCGOP. Originally from Clayton, North Carolina, Kyle has served in several capacities at the NCGOP since 2021. Kyle is a new member of the North Carolina State Bar and a recent graduate of Campbell University where he earned both a J.D. and an M.B.A. Prior to Campbell, Kyle attended Salisbury University where he earned a B.S. in Finance and B.A in Political Science, and was also a member of the football team.

Phil Thomas is a Member at Chalmers, Adams, Backer & Kaufman, LLC where he focuses his practice on the intersection of law, politics, and government at the federal and state levels. He previously served as the Chief Counsel—as well as Political Director and Strategy Director—for the North Carolina Republican Party, an organization with nearly 2.2 million members and over 115 separate committees with distinct bylaws and leadership. During his tenure at the Party, GOP candidates won 23 of 27 statewide elections. Philip has also served as Deputy General Counsel for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and has experience in every branch of North Carolina state government—including working in the Lt. Governor’s office, the NC State House, the NC State Senate, the NC Court of Appeals, and several administrative agencies. He is the Chair of the North Carolina Chapter of the Republican National Lawyers Association and serves on their national Board of Governors. Philip is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Triangle Chapter of the Federalist Society. 

Dave Warren is Deputy Director for Grassroots Programs at the Leadership Institute. He has helped conservatives win for over 20 years. He has held a wide range of positions from state legislative campaigns to three Presidential campaigns. David’s has been a field organizer, Regional and Deputy State Director, Political Director, and most recently, State Director of Election Integrity in North Carolina for the Republican National Committee. David has worked in many diverse states including North Carolina, Ohio, Maryland, Kentucky, Nebraska, New York, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Virginia. During the 2022 election cycle David worked for the Republican National Committee as the North Carolina State Director of Election Integrity. Under David’s leadership North Carolina filled 25% of all poll observers in the nation for the RNC. David was instrumental in launching and reviving several College, Young and Teenage Republican groups and helping defeat two ballot initiatives and helping pass three pieces of legislation.


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This event is off the record and closed to the press.

By attending this event, you agree not to audio or video record the speakers or anyone at this event at any time and not to share any portion of their remarks on social media or by any other mechanism. 

The RNLA seeks to promote open, fair and honest elections at all levels of American society in a non-discriminatory manner and to provide access to the polls to all qualified and eligible voters.

This event is not a fundraiser. RNLA provides opportunities for its members to meet Republican leaders.

Private Event. RNLA has the right to revoke any registration at any time for any reason including, but not limited to, any security, disruption, and/or event size capacity issue.

June 09, 2023 at 11:30am - 12:30pm