Superintendent’s lawyer is next state GOP executive director

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An attorney for the North Carolina schools chief is the state Republican Party’s next executive director.

Party Chairman Michael Whatley announced on Friday that Jonathan Sink will begin work July 22. Sink succeeds Dallas Woodhouse, who announced in the spring he was leaving after 3½ years as executive director.

Sink has been general counsel to Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson. He previously worked for state House Speaker Tim Moore and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system.

State GOP activists elected Whatley as chairman last month. The party has been in turmoil as outgoing Chairman Robin Hayes and three others were indicted in April on bribery, conspiracy and other charges. Separately, a new election was ordered in the 9th Congressional District following an absentee ballot probe.

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