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Dockham confirmed for new position

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June 30, 2013

North Carolina

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.[1]

Dockham will take a position with the North Carolina Utilities Commission. There are seven seats on the commission.

If there is a vacancy in the House, the Governor is responsible for appointing a replacement[2][3].

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[4]. The appointment must be made within seven days of receiving a list of recommended candidates[3]. The person selected to the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term[3].

A total of seven individuals applied for the to-be-vacant seat. They are:[5]

  • Karen Atwood, Former Davidson County Commissioner candidate[5]
  • Dick Johnson, Realtor and former House candidate[5]
  • Christy Jones, Educator and former House candidate[5]
  • Carl Shatley, Former Thomasville City Council candidate[5]
  • Tony Taylor, High school teacher[5]
  • Sam Watford, Davidson County Commissioner and local contractor[5]
  • Roger Younts, Republican Party treasurer and trust analyst[5]

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