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Davis takes oath for NC House


By Ben Brown

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (PORTCITYDAILY.COM) -- While the challenge of election remains for Ted Davis Jr. in his bid to represent NC House District 19, the early resignation of legislator and fellow Republican Danny McComas has allowed Davis to slide in for the short remainder of McComas's term.

Davis, who resigned from the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners recently in light of the opening, took his oath of office Wednesday evening in the commission’s downtown Wilmington chambers. He told a crowd of supporters and peers that he thought the location appropriate, as a few feet behind him was the empty seat he had occupied as the county commission’s longtime chairman. He was first elected to the board in 1996.

"By receiving this appointment, if I am elected," Davis said Wednesday of the House post, "I will already have seniority" by the time other, new legislators are sworn-in this coming January. Davis explained that could give him muscle in his plan to fight for his district from Raleigh.

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ted davis

Ted Davis is a joke. I wouldn't vote for him if he was the last remaining person on earth. Used him for a lawyer once and was totally ripped off. If his lawyer skills are any indication of his abillity then watch out. He is a self serving greedy con artist.

Ted Davis Jr

I utilized him as an attorney as well and had the same results. After over $10,000 in a period just over a few years, he finally withdrew as my attorney. He didn't accomplish a single thing for me. It was a complete waste of money and I'm left representing myself before the courts now because I'm broke and I don't trust lawyers anymore.

How nice the politicians

How nice the politicians don't bother waiting for an election. If in four short weeks, voters reject Ted Davis in favor of Swearingen, will he even have the decency to be embarrassed by this naked grab for power? His record as County Commissioner for far too many decades tells me no.