Gov. Bev Perdue has picked Greensboro lawyer Michael S. Fox to succeed J. Douglas Galyon in the Division 7 seat on the state Board of Transportation.
Fox, a former member of the Greensboro Planning Board, contributed $2,500 to Perdue’s campaign in 2007 and 2008. He also backed Perdue’s predecessor, Mike Easley, with contributions totaling $5,500 between 1996 and 2004.
Once his name is reviewed by members of a legislative oversight committee, Fox is expected to join 10 other Perdue appointees on the 19-member board. One seat is vacant, an at-large position dedicated to rural transportation needs previously held by Louis W. Sewell Jr. of Jacksonville, who resigned in 2008.
Fox will succeed the board’s chairman, Galyon, 79. Galyon was first named to the board in 1993 to represent Division 7, which includes Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Orange and Rockingham counties.