Joe Sinsheimer, a former Democratic operative turned political analyst, is leaving North Carolina.
His wife has taken a job as executive director of the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University Saskatchewan. Sinsheimer was a political consultant with a particular expertise in opposition research. But as a citizen, he would some times anger Democratic politicians, with his new role as self-appointed watch dog.
He first made his name locally when in 2005 he started a website urging then Democratic House Speaker Jim Black to resign. Sinsheimer took a lot of heat from Democrats at the time, but Black later went to prison.
Sinsheimer also became something of a political analyst providing reporters with perspective on political issues and ongoing political investigations.