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.