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Franklin, Nash Dems choose Richardson for NC House

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Democratic leaders in a northeastern Piedmont legislative district have named a local educator to fill a vacancy in the North Caroilna House.

The Rocky Mount Telegram reported ( ) Bobbie Richardson will succeed outgoing Rep. Angela Bryant, who was named last week to replace the late Ed Jones in the state Senate.

The newspaper said Richardson narrowly defeated John Gibson of Nash County during a Democratic committee vote Tuesday morning. Gov. Pat McCrory must formally appoint Richardson before she can be seated. The Legislature holds a one-day organizational session Wednesday.

Richardson is a Franklin County school board member and director of exceptional children services for the Vance County Schools.

Richardson will fill Bryant's term through the end of 2014 in the 7th House District covering parts of Franklin and Nash counties.


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