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Dockham confirmed for new position
By Geoff Pallay
RALEIGH, North Carolina: North Carolina State House Representative Jerry Dockham (R) was confirmed last week by the North Carolina General Assembly for a gubernatorial appointment. Dockham is expected to turn in his official state house resignation within days.
Dockham will take a position with the North Carolina Utilities Commission. There are seven seats on the commission.
When making an appointment, the Governor must make the decision off a list of recommended candidates submitted by the political party committee that last held the vacant seat. The appointment must be made within seven days of receiving a list of recommended candidates. The person selected to the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.
A total of seven individuals applied for the to-be-vacant seat. They are:
- Karen Atwood, Former Davidson County Commissioner candidate
- Dick Johnson, Realtor and former House candidate
- Christy Jones, Educator and former House candidate
- Carl Shatley, Former Thomasville City Council candidate
- Tony Taylor, High school teacher
- Sam Watford, Davidson County Commissioner and local contractor
- Roger Younts, Republican Party treasurer and trust analyst
- The Dispatch, "Dockham confirmed for commission position," June 27, 2013
- North Carolina General Assembly, "North Carolina Constitution"(Referenced Section, Article II, Section 10)
- North Carolina General Assembly, "North Carolina General Statutes(Referenced Statute 163-11(a), NC General Statutes)
- North Carolina General Assembly, "North Carolina General Statutes(Referenced Statute 163-11(b-d), NC General Statutes)
- News Record, "Dispatch: Seven apply for Dockham's seat," June 24, 2013