Superintendent’s lawyer named NC GOP executive director

Published 4:35 pm Friday, July 12, 2019

Associated Press

RALEIGH — An attorney for the state school superintendent has been named the state Republican Party’s next executive director.

Party Chairman Michael Whatley announced Friday that Jonathan Sink will begin work July 22. Sink succeeds Dallas Woodhouse, who left in the spring after 3½ years as executive director.

Sink has been general counsel to Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson. He previously worked for state House Speaker Tim Moore and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system.

State GOP activists elected Whatley as chairman last month.

The party has been in turmoil as outgoing Chairman Robin Hayes and three others were indicted in April on bribery, conspiracy and other charges. Separately, a new election was ordered in the 9th Congressional District after an absentee ballot probe.