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Lorrie Dollar named to post at Dept. of Public Safety

Rep. Nelson Dollar’s wife has just landed a job high up in the state Department of Public Safety. Fortunately, Lorrie L. Dollar’s qualifications extend well beyond her marriage to the Republican budget-writer from Cary.

Lorrie Dollar was a chief deputy state auditor, a deputy commissioner with the N.C. Industrial Commission, staff attorney and later chief legal counsel for the state Department of Correction, and a staff attorney for the state Department of Human Resources.

She has been named chief deputy secretary of administration. She replaces Bennie Aiken, who worked extensively on the new merged public safety department. She’s a native of Virginia who graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and received a law degree at N.C. Central University.

DPS Secretary Kieran Shanahan made the announcement in a news release Friday.

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