From the NC Democratic Party:
District Committees Fill House and Senate Vacancies in Northeastern NC
Raleigh --Democratic First Congressional District Chair Don Davis announced today that 7th District Rep. Ed Jones has been appointed by the 4th Senate District Committee of the First District to fill the vacancy in the State Senate created by the death of Sen. Robert Holloman.
The Committee also nominated Annie Mobley of Ahoskie to fill the vacancy created by the death of 5th District Rep. Howard Hunter.
Chairman Davis announced that an executive committee meeting has been set to fill the vacancy in North Carolina House District 7 vacated with the resignation of Rep. Ed Jones. The executive committee will meet Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 7:00 a.m. to decide his replacement.
"My goal remains to have all members from the region ready for work at the opening of the General Assembly on Wednesday. This shows our resilience," said Davis, Mayor of Snow Hill, NC.
House District 7 includes Nash and Halifax Counties. The individual recommended at the executive committee meeting, after appointment, will fill nearly two complete years of the unexpired term. The executive committee meeting will be held at the Halifax Regional Medical Center Dining Room #2 located at 250 Smith Church Road in Roanoke Rapids.
These appointments will be sent to Governor Easley, who is required by statute to appoint the Committees' recommendations.
North Carolina Democratic Party Chair Jerry Meek said, "While we continue to mourn the deaths of Rep. Hunter and Sen. Holloman, I am pleased that the First Congressional District Committees, under the leadership of Mayor Don Davis, have filled the vacancies in a timely manner so that the people of Northeastern North Carolina are represented when the General Assembly convenes next week. I congratulate Ed Jones and Annie Mobley on their elections and look forward to working with them."