Executive Board

Nazim Uddin - President of Progressive Democrats of Mecklenburg County


Nazim Uddin

Nazim is a Muslim-American son of immigrant parents, an anti-war protester, vocal advocate for human rights worldwide and a life-long Democrat. Nazim serves the NCDP as an elected member of the State Executive Committee, as a Platforms and Resolutions Committee member, as a Plan of Organization Review Committee member, and a Precinct 204 Committee Member. Nazim served as an At-Large Pledged Delegate for Senator Bernie Sanders at the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Nazim also serves on the Board of Directors of Voices for Justice in Palestine. Nazim is a communications analyst at a major financial institution and earned a Master of Arts in Corporate and Public Communication.

Vice President

Ian Rae

Ian Rae grew up in Florida and South Carolina. He earned a BS in Computer Science from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC and has lived in the Charlotte area since 1995. Ian has worked as a software engineer for many years, in several industries, at companies both large and small. A lifelong progressive and registered Democrat, Ian joined the Mecklenburg Democratic Party as Sec./Tres. of Precinct 51 in 2016. He has since held the chair of that Precinct, serves as a State Executive Committee (SEC) member, and currently serves as the Vice President of the Progressive Democrats of Mecklenburg County.

Liz Millshaps Haigler - Secretary for Progressive Democrats of Mecklenburg County

Secretary & treasurer

Liz Millshaps Haigler

Liz Millsaps Haigler is currently Secretary of the NC 12th Congressional District Democrats as well as Treasurer of the Mecklenburg County Senior Democrats and Chair of Precinct 34 and former SEC member. Liz is a Realtor by trade and an Activist/Organizer on Progressive issues, including Secretary of New South Progressives; Co-Chair of the Oakhurst Community Neighborhood Association; Board Member of The Gold District, Member of Resist RNC 2020; Former Board Member and Secretary of Charlotte EAST; and Former Member of the Housing Justice Coalition.

Tyesha Harvey - Parliamentarian for Progressive Democrats of Mecklenburg County


Tyesha Harvey

I was born and raised in Virginia but I moved to North Carolina in 2009 to attend North Carolina A&T. A few years after receiving my Bachelor's in Nursing I received my Doctorate in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Like many Americans, I believe the 2016 presidential election opened my eyes to a lot of inequities in our country. As a nurse, I saw the importance of having Medicare for All and began volunteering for progressive campaigns. I am committed to seeing criminal justice reform, a livable minimum wage, the expansion of unions, free college education, marijuana legalization, a green new deal, and taking money out of politics. I truly believe 2016 started a movement and decades from now, people will realize progressives were on the right side of history. Without a doubt, I am willing to fight for someone I don't know.