lawyer Michael Lee will replace Danny McComas as chair of the N.C. State Ports
Authority Board of Directors.
post as vice chair will be filled by Robert Sar. Gov. Pat McCrory appointed Lee
and Sar following McComas’ April 2 resignation.
Lee is also a
candidate for Sen. Thom Goolsby’s District 9 seat.
Lee ran for the
seat in 2010, when he lost to Goolsby in the Republican primary. In 2014 he is
endorsed by Goolsby as well New Hanover County Representatives Rick Catlin,
R-District 20, and Ted Davis Jr., R-District 19.
at the ports authority board, former representative Danny McComas, has also
endorsed his candidacy.
appointed to the authority board by N.C. Senate President Pro Tempore Phil
Berger in 2011 and appointed vice chair in 2013. He served as chair of the New
Hanover County Board of Adjustment and a member of the City of Wilmington Board
Lee and Sar will
assume their new roles during the regularly scheduled April 24 meeting.
authority board is tasked with oversight of the state’s ports in Wilmington and
Morehead City, plus inland terminals in Charlotte and Greensboro. Members
should be informed of economic trends in order to sustain the ports’ economic
legacy, which includes a contribution of 65,000 jobs and $500 million per year
in state and local tax revenues.
Stay tuned for
the full story in the May 1 issue of Lumina