Dome reported yesterday that John Ledford, director of the state Alcohol Law Enforcement, has voluntarily demoted himself to field agent and will return to his home district in Asheville effective Tuesday.
Turns out his longtime associate at ALE, deputy director Richard Alan Page, has also asked for and received a demotion and reassignment to Asheville as the agent in charge of that district.
Both men are bailing out as the McCrory administration puts its own people in charge of various state departments.
Ledford’s salary will drop from $110,667 to $65,887. Page’s will go from $96,581 to $85,000.