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State Sets Rules To See Out Cathey's Term-Brevard NC


Last updated 5/6/2020 at 3:25pm

Picking a replacement to see out the term of recently deceased Commissioner Will Cathey has a few twists and turns.

Cathey, a Republican who was elected to a four-year term on the Board of Commissioners in 2018, died on April 30.

First, the Transylvania County Republican Party will pick a nominee for the Board of Commissioners to appoint. According to state statute 153A-27.1, however, because of the time of the vacancy – more than 60 days before a general election – the nominee would only be in the seat until Dec. 7.

There will be a special ballot during this November’s election...

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