NC personnel chief running for lieutenant governor

Posted February 2, 2012

Linda Coleman

State Personnel Director Linda Coleman said Thursday that she plans to run for lieutenant governor.

Coleman, 62, is seeking the Democratic nomination for the post now that Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton is running for governor, following Gov. Beverly Perdue's unexpected decision last week not to seek re-election.

"The timing is right, and I will offer the voters of North Carolina a platform that is focused on making key investments for our working families," she said in a statement. "My focus will be clearly directed at improving our public schools, strengthening our workforce training programs in our community colleges and making critical investments in our research universities."

Coleman served three terms in the state House and was chairwoman of the Wake County Board of Commissioners.

"We are going to run a grassroots campaign in every county across North Carolina,” she said.


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  • greg69innc Feb 4, 2012

    Nope this aint good for NC

  • jcrashawn2002 Feb 3, 2012

    Many candidates run for office while still being employed full time. For instance, Bev. Perdue ran for governor when she was lt. gov. Walter Dalton is lt. gov now, and he is running for governor. Or better yet, Pat McCrory was the mayor of charlotte the first time he was running for mayor. Don't single people out!

  • jcrashawn2002 Feb 3, 2012

    The same way how msot candidates are running for election when they hold offices. For instance, when Bev Perdue was lt. gov, she was holding office and running for governor. In additon, Pat McCrory was holding office as the mayor of charlotte when he was running for governor the first time around. Don't just single her out.

  • skeeter II Feb 2, 2012

    Once she files the proper paperwork, will she be allowed to keep her current state job?

    Several years afo, an employee of UNC-CH was told she would have to resign or take an unpaid leave of absence to run for State Auditor.

    How can she do her full-time job and politic at the same time?