Local Politics

McKissick Nominated for Senate Seat

Posted April 10, 2007
Updated April 11, 2007

— Former City Councilman Floyd McKissick won a special election Monday night to replace the late state Sen. Jeanne Lucas.

Members of the local Democratic Executive Committee cast votes to nominate a replacement for Lucas, who died last month. McKissick, a local attorney and chairman of the Durham County Democratic Party, won on the fourth ballot.

Lucas, the first black woman to serve in the state Senate, was in her seventh term when she died.

Gov. Mike Easley will have the opportunity to review the nomination before appointing someone to serve the rest of Lucas' term in office.


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  • TechRescue Apr 11, 2007

    Actually, it was his dad who got the credit (or rap, depending on your point of view) for Soul City. Junior was involved, but he's got enough problems on his own

  • El Doggo Apr 10, 2007

    Ha! So he was responsible for SOUL CITY! HA HA HA HA!!!!! Watch out tax payers! We have another tax sucker hitting office! Maybe we will see a resurgence of SOUL CITY!!!!! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha - burp!

  • freddie cadetti 72 Apr 10, 2007

    If you want to know what he can do for you, ride up US 1 north of Henderson, turn right into the boondoggle known as Soul City. There you will find a multi million dollar waste of taxpayer's money. One of those Mc Kissick family ventures on the expense of the taxpayers.

  • El Doggo Apr 10, 2007

    Now had this been some conservative, white person appointed to fill this vacant slot, every hate group in town would have been raising heck! But, do you see ANY questions from the press about the appropriateness of this appointment? NO! You won't because the press has it's own agendas...

  • Tired of thoughtlessness Apr 10, 2007

    Wow...there are some eithical, or less than ethical things I can talk about from when he represented me in 2003.

  • TechRescue Apr 10, 2007

    Is this the same Floyd McKissick who:
    * Was reprimanded by the NC Bar Association in 2003 for representing both sides in an estate dispute?
    * Was front and center in the early days of the Duke Lacrosse case but is now uncharacteristically silent?

    You go, Durham.... Wouldn't want anyone to think that "Politics as Usual" wasn't alive and well....

  • 1911A1 Apr 10, 2007