Ben Chavis, the controversial rumored pick to take the reins of the N.C. Democratic Party, was not appointed executive director Tuesday night.
Instead, Casey Mann, who has served as the party’s state director for the past year, was appointed interim executive director by the executive council.
Mann said in an interview Tuesday night that the council would reconvene in 30 days to either pick the new executive director or keep Mann as interim director.
Matt Hughes, chairman of the Orange County Democratic Party, confirmed that Chairman Randy Voller had wanted Chavis, a former NCAAP executive director who has had his name attached to several scandals, to take over the day-to-day leadership of the state party.
“The chairman has selected who he wants and will be putting that name forward,” Hughes said in an interview Tuesday afternoon. “It is a unilateral decision that the chairman has made.”