- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 10, 2017

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - A lawyer for a national organization that advocates for voting rights has been named the next executive director for the group Democracy North Carolina.

Democracy NC’s board announced Tuesday that Tomas Lopez will begin his new role in January. He’ll succeed Bob Hall, who announced his retirement last December and founded the group in 1991 that pushes for elections access and changing redistricting methods.

Lopez is currently counsel to the Democracy Program of the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law. He attended Duke University and Yale Law School and previously worked at the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Democracy NC has pushed for expanded voting opportunities and public financing under Hall’s leadership.

Hall’s research on campaign finance also contributed to criminal investigations of elected officials.


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