Former NC House member Moffitt appointed to chamber return
Posted October 13, 2020 11:53 a.m. EDT
Updated October 13, 2020 1:53 p.m. EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. — A former North Carolina state representative has been appointed to a House seat he also hopes to stay in for the next two years.
Republican Tim Moffitt is officially a House member again after Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper formally appointed him on Monday to complete the term of veteran Rep. Chuck McGrady of Henderson County.
McGrady wasn't seeking reelection this fall and resigned earlier this month, as he had been appointed the state Board of Transportation.
Cooper was obligated by state law to appoint Moffitt because he was the choice of local Republican activists in Henderson County.
Moffitt previously served in the House from 2011-14. He was already the Republican nominee in the 117th House District election next month against Democrat Josh Remillard. The winner will serve starting in January through the end of 2022.