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State Board of Elections Chairman Josh Howard To Leave Post PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 November 2015 08:29

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The chairman of the state Board of Elections will leave the job effective Jan. 1.

Josh Howard made the announcement Tuesday but gave no specific reason for his decision.

Howard is a Republican on the bipartisan board. He was appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to a four-year term that ends in May 2017. The governor will appoint a replacement from three names that wil be submitted to him by Republican Party Chairman Hasan Harnett.

Howard's Democratic colleague praised his service in a statement released by the board of elections.

“Throughout my service in the military and in state government over the past 12 years, I have worked with few individuals who have so thoughtfully served their constituents — in this case, the voters of North Carolina,” said Board Member Joshua Malcolm, a Democrat. “I have found Josh Howard is a man of deepest integrity.  Though appointed through a partisan process, our Board under Howard’s leadership has carried out its responsibilities in a manner beyond reproach.”

Deborah Ross Hints To Politico That Race Against Richard Burr Will Move Up Democratic Priority List PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 November 2015 08:03

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Former Wake County legislator Deborah Ross is featured in a new Politico.com piece in which she indicates that national Democrats will ramp up their interest in the race to unseat Republican Richard Burr from the U.S. Senate.

In the story, which features Ross's responses to particular questions, there is this exchange:

On the North Carolina Senate race likely being a lower priority for Democrats nationally: “For now. I’ll just leave those two words for you, for now.”

Ross faces fellow Democrats Chris Rey and Kevin Griffin in the March 15 Democratic primary, but sounded confident that she will prevail.

“I do not see a primary as a chance to divide myself from the people who I’m running against. I want them on my team the next morning," according to Politico.com.

Read the entire story at http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-score/2015/11/louisiana-gov-elect-john-bel-edwards-on-what-governing-will-look-like-2016-senate-race-takes-shape-one-on-one-with-north-carolina-democratic-senate-candidate-deborah-ross-211431

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 November 2015 08:07
Former Legislator Robert Brawley Considering Primary Challenge To Gov. McCrory PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 24 November 2015 07:07

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The Mooresville Republican who was defeated in the 2014 primary for the District 95 House seat says he is considering a run against Gov. Pat McCrory.

Former Rep. Robert Brawley was removed as Finance Committe Chairman during his tenure because of his public criticism of then-House Speaker Thom Tillis.

Candidate filing begins Dec. 1.

Pediatrician Rose Stein To Seek Republican Nomination For Superintendent of Public Instruction PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 23 November 2015 06:55

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Dr. Rose Fernandez Stein, an Alamance County pediatrician, says she will seek the Republican Party nomination for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Dr. June Atkinson, a Democrat, currently holds the position.

Filing for the position begins Dec. 1.

Dr. Stein's website says she believes "the status quo is hurting our children."

She lists keys to education as Remove Common Core,  
Phonics, English as a Second Language (immersion), Parental involvement, and Classical education.

Dr. Stein and her husband own a pediatrics practice in Burlington. She serves on a variety of education and civic committees, including as Education Subcommittee Chair for the Governor's Advisory Council for Latino/Hispanic Affairs and the Board of Trustees for Alamance Community College.


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