Chapel Hill school official named to NC House

Posted October 25, 2013

State Rep. Graig Meyer, D-Orange

— Democrats in Orange and Durham counties voted Thursday to name an administrator with Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools to the District 50 seat in the state House.

Graig Meyer, the school district's director of student equity and volunteer services, will succeed Valerie Foushee, who last month was named to fill the Senate seat of retired Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, D-Orange.

The appointment isn't official until Gov. Pat McCrory formally names Meyer to the office.

Meyer was one of seven candidates seeking the seat. He will serve the rest of Foushee's House term, which expires at the end of 2014.


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  • jweaks Oct 30, 2013

    "Orange County now has two unelected representatives because Kinniard couldn't play well with others."


  • fuzzmom Oct 29, 2013

    jackflash123, sadly you are correct

  • Hill55 Oct 29, 2013

    Orange County now has two unelected representatives because Kinniard couldn't play well with others.

  • Jack Flash Oct 28, 2013

    "I'd say it's a very important position."

    Me, too, but neither of us probably has a story about some Norman Rockwellian past where everyone in the community just naturally chipped in to help everybody else and everyone worked hard and no one ever needed the guv'ment and their fancy shoes walking up on the porch.

  • fuzzmom Oct 28, 2013

    thewayitis, I am sure it's a combined position from 2 former positions. Obviously you don't know anything about the Chapel Hill school system, where there is a huge divide in the non-white/non-asian performance of students. Meanwhile, volunteers are what make or break a school system. I'd say it's a very important position.

  • thewayitis Oct 28, 2013

    Director of Student Equity and Volunteer Services? Why in the world would a school system even have a position such as this? These are the types of positions that need to be eliminated. I don't want to hear any more complaints about schools not having enough money!!! Positions like this could probably pay for two or three classroom aids. Think about it....