Dems appoint Jackson to House District 39 seat | Wake County | Indy Week
Pin It

Dems appoint Jackson to House District 39 seat 

Darren Jackson will replace departing state Rep. Linda Coleman in District 39, which includes parts of eastern Wake County.

Democratic party officials in the district—a total of 30 attended—voted last night on who should fill the seat. Coleman is joining the Perdue administration as director of the Office of State Personnel.

Three candidates were nominated from the floor: Jackson; Wake County Commissioner Lindy Brown; and Don Mial, an unsuccessful candidate for county commissioner in '06. Jackson won an outright majority on the first ballot. The ballots were secret, and the precise count wasn't announced.

Party members said Mial and Brown, both African-Americans, may have blunted each other's potential appeal. Jackson, meanwhile, thought he benefited from being the one candidate who was born in and has always lived in the Knightdale-Wendell-Zebulon area that is the heart of the district. Jackson has run twice previously for the seat.

Jackson's selection is in the form of a recommendation to the governor, who is expected to make his appointment official within the next two weeks.

Read more about Jackson in a previous post on the Indy's blog, Triangulator.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Wake County



Twitter Activity

Comments

A + writing Indy

by Black Raleigh on How Wake Commissioners Tore Themselves Apart Over a Defunct Golf Course (Wake County)

Libertarianism is a faith-based system. Not based on math or history. Hopefully one day a reporter will ask them to …

by Frank Hyman on In Wake County, the Libertarians Are Coming—and They’re Not Just Old Whites Dudes Looking to Skip Out on Taxes (Wake County)

Most Read

Most Recent Comments

A + writing Indy

by Black Raleigh on How Wake Commissioners Tore Themselves Apart Over a Defunct Golf Course (Wake County)

Libertarianism is a faith-based system. Not based on math or history. Hopefully one day a reporter will ask them to …

by Frank Hyman on In Wake County, the Libertarians Are Coming—and They’re Not Just Old Whites Dudes Looking to Skip Out on Taxes (Wake County)

Would the two people who "disliked" my point that the Libertarian party is a bunch of bigoted ideolougues who can't …

by George Greene on In Wake County, the Libertarians Are Coming—and They’re Not Just Old Whites Dudes Looking to Skip Out on Taxes (Wake County)

More to the point, though, HB2 didn't happen in a vacuum. It happened IN REACTION to a GOVERNMENT action by …

by George Greene on In Wake County, the Libertarians Are Coming—and They’re Not Just Old Whites Dudes Looking to Skip Out on Taxes (Wake County)

" once you begin to acknowledge you have a legitimate third party on the ballot competing, winning votes, and changing …

by George Greene on In Wake County, the Libertarians Are Coming—and They’re Not Just Old Whites Dudes Looking to Skip Out on Taxes (Wake County)

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation