By Virginia Bridges
Durham County commissioners will await a recommendation from the Durham County Democratic Party before they move forward on filling Joe Bowser's seat.
Commissioners voted to accept Bowser’s resignation Monday night, which comes after he finished seventh in the Democratic primary and about six months before his term expired.
On Monday commissioners indicated they wanted to fill the seat quickly, but they didn’t determine how to move forward beyond hand delivering a letter to the Durham County Democratic Party today seeking an expedited recommendation. State law requires commissioners to consult with Bowser’s political party and gives the sitting officials 60 day to appoint a replacement.
“I think we are in agreement that we need to take some action immediately as opposed to going through a very long process,” commissioners Chairman Michael Page said.