Attorney Jim Phillips appointed to Stanly County Board of Elections

People head into a polling place at the Wake County Board of Elections in downtown Raleigh to vote early, Friday, October 21, 2016. Early voting for this year's election began yesterday, Oct. 20th, and allows voters to register and vote at the same time.

ALBEMARLE — Local attorney Jim Phillips was appointed to the Stanly County Board of Elections after the N.C. State Board of Elections unanimously appointed him to fill the vacant position left when his wife, chairwoman Karmen Mock Phillips, resigned after being hired as a county magistrate. According to the state board, Phillips was recommended by the N.C. GOP to fill the local seat which is designated for a member of the Republican Party.

Jim Phillips will be one of two Republicans on the board. Ron Burris, a Democrat, is the board’s vice chairman. Democrat Desi Shine and Republican Sue McIntyre are the other two members.