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Perdue picks Greensboro lawyer for Board of Transportation

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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.


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I'm so glad...

....that we have another patronage job going out from a corrupt govt official to a corrupt govt official. Change. wow. I can feel it. Can't you feel it?

BTW, how much does this hack get for his investment in The Democrat Party, Inc?

One simple reason why the system is broke

Not enough to make headlines, but this simple story is why the state gov't is broke and will never change. Instead of the govenor looking to place in people with real world, not gov't, experience in a particular field to bring fresh ideas to the table - they just reward old doners with no experience. Its not just her its gov't wide at all levels -

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Bruce Siceloff reports on traffic and transportation. A News & Observer reporter, editor and blogger since 1976, he took over the Road Worrier column in 2003. Lately he drives I-40 with the cruise control set at 68 mph. You can e-mail Bruce, call him at 919-829-4527, check out his Crosstown Traffic blog or follow him (@Road_Worrier) on Twitter.