RALEIGH, NC – Two failed candidates in last year’s race for state treasurer, one Democrat and one Republican, were elected Wednesday by the state House to seats on the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.
State Democratic Party chairman David Young of Asheville, Republican Bill Daughtridge of Rocky Mount, and six others were elected to eight House appointments to the board that oversees the state’s 16 public universities. Three others were in the contest, including Willis Whichard of Chapel Hill, a former state Supreme Court judge and former dean of the Campbell University law school.
The Senate elected eight nominees last week.
Daughtridge was in the state House for six years before the Republican ran last year for treasurer, a race won by Democrat Janet Cowell. Young was an incumbent on the UNC board.
Also selected by the House were:
– Walter Davenport, a retired certified public accountant from Raleigh who is chairman of the board of trustees at Elizabeth City State University.
– James Deal Jr., a Boone attorney and member of the Appalachian State University board of trustees.
– Dudley Flood, a Raleigh educational consultant.
– Charles Mercer Jr., a Raleigh attorney and member of the UNC Board of Governors.
– Fred Mills Sr., a Raleigh construction company head.
– Dr. Irvin Roseman, a Wilmington dentist and member of the UNC Board of Governors.