D.M. "Mac" Campbell Jr. of Elizabethtown has become the second member of the state Board of Transportation to submit his resignation to Gov. Bev Perdue.
In an April 13 letter to the governor, Campbell cited "the increased demands of my business as well as my desire to spend more time with my children and grandchildren."
Campbell, appointed by former Gov. Mike Easley, served on the board for eight years. He and family members contributed more than $26,000 to Perdue's Democratic primary opponent, Richard Moore, and they later give money to Perdue's campaign. He represented DOT's Division 6 (Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Harnett and Robeson counties).
His resignation comes a month after Durham lawyer Kenneth Spaulding said he would step down so he could give more time to his business interests. Doug Galyon of Greensboro, the board's longtime chairman, has said he is ready to leave the board as soon as Perdue finds a successor.
A Perdue spokeswoman said she didn't know when Perdue would name new board members.