Rockingham Commissioner Appointed To Fill Unexpired Term In State House

Rockingham Commissioner Appointed To Fill Unexpired Term In State House

4:49pm Aug 09, 2021
The North Carolina Legislative Building in Raleigh. PAUL GARBER/WFDD FILE

Rockingham County Republicans have appointed Reece Pyrtle to fill the unexpired term of the late State Rep. Jerry Carter in House District 65.

Pyrtle is well known in Rockingham County. Before being elected as a county commissioner in 2016, he was the chief of police in Eden. 

A resident of Stoneville and native of Rockingham County, Pyrtle was re-elected to the board last year.

Carter died earlier this month at Duke Hospital in Durham from complications after surgery to treat a rare gastrointestinal disorder. He was 66.

Carter was a longtime Baptist pastor. He was elected to the state House in 2018 and won a second two-year term in 2020. 

House District 65 comprises most of Rockingham County except for the Madison-Mayodan area.

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