Chris Carney chosen to replace Jim Forrester in North Carolina Senate
Carney, the Mayor Pro-tem of Mooresville, won out over David Curtis of Lincoln County. Iredell Republican Party chairman Jason Abernethy stated, "I am confident Chris Carney will honor the legacy of Senator Forrester. Mr. Carney is ready to hit the ground running in Raleigh and I am calling on Governor Perdue to approve this appointment without delay to allow the people in our counties to be represented."
Forrester began his first term in the senate in 1991. He became Senate Joint Republican Caucus Leader in 2006 and served in that position until his death.