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Younts chosen for legislative seat

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July 15, 2013

North Carolina

By Geoff Pallay

RALEIGH, North Carolina: Earlier this month, Jerry Dockham was appointed from the North Carolina House of Representatives to the North Carolina Utilities Commission. As per state law, the Davidson County Republican Party chooses Dockham's replacement. Last week, the county board selected Roger Younts as the successor.

Younts, currently treasurer of the Davidson County Republican Party, was a voting member on the board. The final tally was 3-2 in favor of Younts -- meaning he was the tie-breaking vote to select himself for the appointment.[1]

The vote was originally scheduled for July 23 but was pushed up to July 11 -- under the assumption that a member who could not attend would be able to vote by phone.[2] However, when the meeting convened, the present members made a motion not to allow a vote via phone.[1]

Younts was sworn-in today.[3]

Party As of March 2015
     Democratic Party 45
     Republican Party 74
     Independent 1
Total 120

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