Successors for NC House member chosen by Democrats
KINSTON, N.C. (AP) — A former New Bern city leader is the replacement for a longtime North Carolina state House Democrat who died last month, but she won't be on the ballot to seek an additional two-year term.
Gov. Beverly Perdue this week appointed former New Bern alderman Barbara Lee to complete the term of the late Rep. William Wainwright through the end of the year. But the local Democrats who chose Lee last week decided to pick Lenoir County Commissioner George Graham over Lee as the party's nominee for the 12th District seat in November. Wainwright had been the nominee.
Graham has served on the county commission for 30 years. He'll take on Republican Jim Dancy in a strong Democratic district.
The Legislature has no floor sessions scheduled for the rest of 2012.
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