McCrory Appoints Another Democrat To Textbook Commission

Among a number of new appointments yesterday, Governor McCrory appointed another Democrat to the NC Textbook Commission.  If this was an April Fools joke, it’s not funny.

Here’s the relevant section:

North Carolina Textbook Commission

  • Brian Frees (Henderson County) –  Frees is an assistant principal at Flat Rock Middle School in Henderson County. 

The commission evaluates all textbooks offered for adoption. Each textbook shall be read by at least one expert certified in the discipline for which the book would be used. The term length is four years. The members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Governor upon recommendation of the Superintendent.

Frees fills the lone vacancy in the current roster, which is in place until 2018.

Archer Lose the RepublicansThe count is now 6 Republicans, 13 Democrats, 3 unaffiliated and one (Glenn Locklear) with no voter registration record in the county listed with their appointment.

There is a Glen Locklear in New Hanover who is listed as unaffiliated but no Glenn Locklear in New Hanover or surrounding counties.


The commission list is below.

Name / County /Party
Tracy Arnold (Pitt County)  D
Maria Bishop (Burke County)  R
Brian Creasman (Vance County)  D
Kathy Crumpler (Pender County)  D
Julie Felix (Cabarrus County)  R
Brian Frees (Henderson County) D
Charles Gaffigan (McDowell County)  U
Stephen Gay (Wake County) R
Michelle Gray (Scotland County)  R
Lissa Harris (Guilford County)  D
Dawn Hester (Pitt County)  R
Tracey Lewis (Stokes County)  D
Kathleen Linker (Rowan County)  R
Glenn Locklear (New Hanover County)  ?
Jessica Luby (Catawba County)  U
Alison Mintz (Cleveland County)  D
Cassundra Morrison (Surry County)  D
Linda Mozell (Guilford County)  D
Daniel Novey (Carteret County)  U
Michelle Tiesi (Mecklenburg County)  D
Rodney Trice (Orange County)  D
Lesa Widener (Catawba County)  D
Brenda Winfrey-Knox (Cumberland County)  D

About That Textbook Commission

Useful Links:
Textbook Commission Schedule

NC Adopted Textbooks


About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is the former Co-Founder and Managing Editor at American Lens. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina and is the founder of Her past writing can also be found at IJ review, Breitbart, FOX news, Da Tech Guy Blog, Heartland Institute, Civitas Institute and Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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