RALEIGH, N.C. A. Grant Whitney, Jr. was unanimously selected as Chairman and sworn in today, Friday, January 15, as the third Republican member of the bipartisan State Board of Elections. The Honorable Ann Marie Calabria administered the oath and Whitney's family was present for the ceremony.
"My wife and I have lived in North Carolina all of our lives, raised and educated our two children here as well,"
said Chairman A. Grant Whitney, Jr. " I am delighted to have the opportunity to give back just a little of the great things that North Carolina has meant to all of us."
Gov. Pat McCrory appointed Whitney to fill the unexpired term of Josh Howard, who resigned effective Jan. 1. Whitney will serve through the remaining term which ends May 2017.
Whitney of Charlotte, has been a partner at Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein, LLP since 1979. He practices in commercial real estate and property transactions. He earned a B.A. in History from Wake Forest University in 1976 and his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1979.
"We welcome Chairman Whitney's bipartisan leadership of our board during an important election year,"
said Executive Director Kim Westbrook Strach.
The Board also ordered three new elections to be held on March 15, 2016.
Town of Ahoskie, Council Ward B
Town of Benson, Town Commissioner District 2
City of Trinity, City Council at Large
The North Carolina State Board of Elections is the state agency charged with overall responsibility for administration of the elections process and campaign finance disclosure in North Carolina. The office of the State Board of Elections works in conjunction with County Board of Elections offices to ensure that elections are conducted lawfully and fairly.
For additional information visit North Carolina State Board of Elections website at www.ncsbe.gov.