The legislature’s Joint Transportation Oversight Committee received the names earlier this month, and the new members are expected to take their seats at the Aug. 6 meeting, reports Bruce Siceloff.
The new members, after the jump.
Charles D. “Chuck” Watts Jr., a Durham attorney, to succeed Ken Spaulding of Durham, who stepped down in February as the board representative for Division 5 (Wake, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance and Warren counties). State records show no political contributions from Watts to Perdue.
Hugh Overholt, a New Bern attorney and retired general, to succeed Greenville lawyer Marvin Blount III in Divisin 2 (Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Grene, Jones, Lenoir, Pamlico and Pitt counties). Overholt has given $12,500 to Perdue campaigns since 1998.
Ralph H. Womble, a Winston-Salem investor, in Division 9 (Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Rowan and Stokes counties). Womble has given $10,805 to Perdue campaigns since 2006.
John Collett, a Charlotte developer, in Division 10 (Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Stanly and Union counties). Collett has given $6,000 to Perdue campaigns since 2007.
Wanda J. Proffitt, a Burnsville real estate executive, in Division 13 (Buncombe, Burke, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Rutherford and Yancey counties). Proffitt and her husband have given $6,266 to Perdue campaigns since 2004.
Leigh Harvey McNairy of Kinston to succeed Cameron McRae as at-large board member for ports and aviation. McNairy has given $8,000 to Perdue campaigns since 2005.
The six will join 11 other board members. Perdue has scaled back the board's powers, removing board members from decisions on individual transportation projects.