NC Democratic political strategist dies in boating accident

Image of Conen Morgan from Twitter.

RALEIGH — Conen Morgan, a political strategist and former president of the Young Democrats of North Carolina was killed in a Sunday in a boating accident. He was 42. 

A Cape Lookout National Seashore release stated that the boat took a wave that capsized three people on board. One man collapsed after making it to Shackleford Banks and was unresponsive. 

“Conen Morgan’s hard work and determination made a real, positive difference for people of North Carolina. His loss is a tragedy and we send our deepest sympathy to his family and friends,” Gov. Cooper said. 

House Minority Leader Robert Reives (D-Chatham) said Morgan’s death is not just shocking, but heartbreaking. 

“His intelligence will be missed,” Reives said. “His acumen will be missed, [but] I think most people will miss him as a person.” 

Morgan graduated from Garner High School and from N.C. State University.