Former Raleigh mayor now oversees Legislative Building

Posted August 18, 2015

Paul Coble

— Paul Coble, who previously served as Raleigh mayor and a Wake County commissioner, was named Tuesday as legislative services officer for the General Assembly, putting him in charge of daily operations of the legislative complex.

Coble opened a lobbying business in January after losing his re-election bid to the Wake County Board of Commissioners. According to records with the Secretary of State's Office, he resigned from the lobbying firm last week.

"Mr. Coble is a proven leader and will bring a high level of professionalism to the General Assembly," House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger said in a joint statement. "We look forward to working with him to ensure our lawmakers have the tools they need to continue providing high-quality service to the people of North Carolina. We commend Kory Goldsmith and Beverly Adams for stepping up to serve as interim Legislative Services Officers and appreciate their hard work and commitment to ensuring the legislature ran smoothly during their tenure.”

Coble previously ran an insurance business and has served on the WakeMed Hospital Board of Directors and the CIAA Basketball Tournament Steering Committee.


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  • Jack Harris Aug 19, 2015
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    Must be a pay back?

  • Terry Lightfoot Aug 19, 2015
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    Oh how the mighty have fallen....

  • Johan Summer Aug 18, 2015
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    Are you serious? Oh my gosh.... I hope the dogs don't urinate on the grass near the building, because he'll have them euthanized. Leader? Really? He instigated many public arguments during Wake County Commissioner meetings - televised for the public to view.