NC voter education advocate leaving post

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The head of a nonpartisan organization devoted to election reforms and educating voters in North Carolina is leaving to lead a Raleigh-based philanthropic foundation.

The A.J. Fletcher Foundation announced Thursday that Damon Circosta would become the group's executive director starting next month.

Circosta currently leads the North Carolina Center for Voter Education, which has created voter guides and helped produce statewide candidate forums for down-ballot races. Circosta also has pushed for legislation that would create an independent redistricting commission and to expand voluntary public financing for statewide races.

The foundation's board chairman is Jim Goodmon, the chief executive of Capitol Broadcasting Co., which owns WRAL-TV. Goodmon is Fletcher's grandson.

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