Nesbitt top candidate for Rand replacement

Senator Martin Nesbitt (Photo courtesy NC General Assembly)

November 17, 2009 12:03:01 PM PST
The Senate Democratic Caucus met Tuesday morning to name a new majority leader to replace retiring Senator Tony Rand.The Caucus elected Senator Martin Nesbitt to Senate.

Nesbitt, Buncombe County, joined the Legislature 30 years ago and was one of the chief budget writers in the chambe. He joined the Senate in 2004.

Basnight endorsed Nesbitt two days after Rand announced he was leaving the General Assembly to become state parole commission chairman.

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