WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement regarding the selection of Dr. Bobbie Richardson to replace Angela Bryant as representative of the 7th district in the North Carolina House of Representatives:
“Dr. Bobbie Richardson is an excellent choice to fill the state House seat representing Franklin and Nash counties. Over the years, Dr. Richardson has displayed extraordinary leadership in the field of education, and is a tireless fighter for the needs of children in our state. While the circumstances surrounding the appointment of both Bobbie and state Senator Angela Bryant are unfortunate, I have no doubt that Richardson will be exceptional in her new role.”
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory appointed then-state Representative Angela Bryant to fill the seat of state Senator Edward Jones, who died in December after a courageous fight with pancreatic cancer. Richardson was selected to serve in the seat vacated by Bryant’s appointment.