By Virginia Bridges
Durham County commissioners had hoped to fast-track appointing someone to fill Joe Bowser's vacated seat. That now will likely be delayed as the Durham County Democratic Party works to establish its recommendation.
Commissioners wanted to vote on the appointment as soon as their May 29 meeting. However, state law requires them to consult with Bowser's party before moving forward. Tracey Burns-Vann said the Durham County Democratic Party, which received a hand-delivered notice from commissioners Tuesday, needs 14 days to notify members of a special meeting to vote on its recommendation.
People who are interested in filling Bowser’s vacated seat on the Board of County Commissioners need to submit their letter of interest to the Durham County Democratic Party by 5 p.m. Tuesday. The letter should be emailed to email@example.com.
The Durham County Democratic Party will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 31 in the education building at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 1007 S. Roxboro St., to determine who it will recommend to fill the seat. The meeting is open to registered Democrats, Burns-Vann said.
We'll have more on this coming Sunday in The Durham News.