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Commissioner Ted Davis officially joins NC General Assembly

County Commissioner Ted Davis was sworn in to the state general assembly Wednesday. County Commissioner Ted Davis was sworn in to the state general assembly Wednesday.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – New Hanover County Commissioner Ted Davis was sworn into the NC General Assembly Wednesday evening at a special ceremony.

Resident Superior Court Judge Jay Hockenbury will conducted the ceremony.

Davis is replacing Representative Danny McComas, who left his position early to become the chairman of the State Ports Authority.

Davis is currently the board's chairman and was first elected to the board of commissioners in 1996.

Members of the Republican Party will meet in early October to nominate a replacement for Davis. Commissioners will then either approve the nomination or select a different replacement.

Davis will be going up against Kure Beach Councilwoman Emilie Swearingen (D) for the general assembly seat in November. She has criticized Davis for taking the position, saying he still had work to do on the board of commissioners. However, Davis said there is work to be done at the state level.

"One of the first things I am going to do and I am very tickled is sign a letter of support for a federal grant for Carolina and Kure Beach for pedestrian walkways," he said. "I am really excited about that. That is what I am here for and that's what I want to do. I want to help my constituents."

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