Local Politics

Lee County commissioner dies of COVID-19

Posted December 3, 2020 8:03 p.m. EST

Lee County Commissioner Kevin Dodson

— Lee County Commissioner Kevin Dodson has died of COVID-19, Board of Commissioners Vice Chairman Cameron Sharpe said Thursday.

“It is with great sadness that I confirm my friend and fellow commissioner, Kevin Dodson, has passed away,” Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Amy Dalrymple said in a statement. “Kevin was a dedicated public servant and small-business owner in Lee County, and he will be missed by many. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers and join me in offering sincere condolences during this very difficult time."

Dodson was elected to the Board of Commissioners in 2016 and served as vice chairman from December 2018 through November 2019. During his tenure, he also served on the Sanford Area Growth Alliance Board, Sandhills Mental Health Board, Interlocal Committee, Fire Advisory Board, Joint Planning Commission and the Triangle J Council of Governments.

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